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Old January 7th, 2017, 04:48 AM   #1
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Old January 7th, 2017, 04:59 AM   #2
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Plastic is great! No rust, no strength, no face or hands. Yowsers.

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Old January 7th, 2017, 05:39 AM   #3
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That perfectly illustrates my aversion to plastic firearms.

Stuff happens, . . . and plastic cannot handle stuff.

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Old January 7th, 2017, 06:10 AM   #4
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Saw that happen to a M1 Garnd once, after the fact the gentleman discovered he had FORGOT to change powders after loading 40 S&W. He was dropping a charge of bullseye into 30/06 cartridges. Only took one shot. He had a few stitches but was ok.

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Old January 7th, 2017, 06:15 AM   #5
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The upper retained its tacticoolness with that cheese grater thingy on it.

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Old January 7th, 2017, 06:20 AM   #6
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Not that I'm a fan of polymer AR receivers, but, the article headline is deceivingly blaming the lower. Looks like a serious ammo fail or out of battery, perhaps a reload?

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Old January 7th, 2017, 06:32 AM   #7
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Plastic is great! No rust, no strength, no face or hands. Yowsers.
The AR has always always been and will always be a mattel toy.

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Old January 7th, 2017, 06:48 AM   #8
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Have seen plenty of internet pics of kabooms in semi-autos, but that bolt action - yikes! Never in my life have I worn eye protection or gloves when shooting; just grew up like most kids, grabbing a .22 or something and burning ammo, and it's carried over into adult life. I guess I've kind of viewed it like wearing a helmet when riding a bicycle. More and more it's looking like I need to revisit that mindset....in a BIG way.

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Old January 7th, 2017, 06:50 AM   #9
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This has nothing to do with the polymer lower or the AR design in gerneral. I'm not a fan of polymer lowers for other reasons but worrying about them exploding isnt one. The title of the article should be more like "idiot was lucky to not lose hand after using reloads of an unsure nature" or something similar. Blaming it on the gun is foolish.

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Old January 7th, 2017, 09:06 AM   #10
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Freedom Munitions? Looks like their MO.

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Old January 7th, 2017, 09:46 AM   #11
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A piece of plastic is not nearly as dense as a chunk of metal. Sure, it will still take out an eye if safety glasses are not being worn, but most other injuries would not be as devastating.

The real problem as many others here have stated, is bad ammunition or an out of battery discharge.

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Old January 7th, 2017, 10:16 AM   #12
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Have witnessed 1 bolt rifle, coming apart. Guy shooting had a 7mm, loaded 7m mauser ammo. I remember over hearing him say, rd. is tight in this rifle while closing bolt. I was behind him sitting in a chair, He was lucky, small scratch on side of the head. Saw AR, afterward that exploded from a double charge, shooter was lucky cuts, powder burns, and needed change of underwear. I have to agree with statements above blaming weapon. Wrong powder, bad brass, double loads, loading wrong ammo, weapon out of battery. Know AR, shooter got in hurry at range forgot to remove cleaning rod. Saw pistol at my gunsmith, low charge bullet lodged in barrel, he fired another rd., lucky he didn't get hurt. LEO, practicing at their rahge. I load my ammo, but I take my time, check every 5/6 rd., and pull loads out in the Dillon,& Rock Chucker, before setting bullet and look at charge, do it enough times you will know by looking in the case If charge is right or where it should be. I keep all brass seperate and mark the plastic container which weapon it was fired through. Have several pds. of different powder on hand, pistol/ rifle, I double check before pouring in to powder funnels. Had to unload 200, 9mm once not paying attention, pored wrong powder. Just happened to not use all the powder and caught my mistake. Have several calibers of 22/30 cal 3 AR's, 1 AR 10, 2 M1A's. I used to shoot bench rest, and blew the extractors, out of couple bolt rifles, from shooting max loads. Wasn't the rifle, just me.

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Old January 7th, 2017, 10:33 AM   #13
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Could also be barrel obstruction, reloaded ammo with wrong powder or to much.
At this point we are just speculating the cause. However it does seem to be the materials used in rifle construction.

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Old January 7th, 2017, 12:09 PM   #14
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I'd feel safer with a Kyber Pass copy

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Old January 7th, 2017, 12:14 PM   #15
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What 7mm was the rifle chambered for that 7mm Mauser was tight in it?


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Have witnessed 1 bolt rifle, coming apart. Guy shooting had a 7mm, loaded 7m mauser ammo. I remember over hearing him say, rd. is tight in this rifle while closing bolt. I was behind him sitting in a chair, He was lucky, small scratch on side of the head. Saw AR, afterward that exploded from a double charge, shooter was lucky cuts, powder burns, and needed change of underwear. I have to agree with statements above blaming weapon. Wrong powder, bad brass, double loads, loading wrong ammo, weapon out of battery. Know AR, shooter got in hurry at range forgot to remove cleaning rod. Saw pistol at my gunsmith, low charge bullet lodged in barrel, he fired another rd., lucky he didn't get hurt. LEO, practicing at their rahge. I load my ammo, but I take my time, check every 5/6 rd., and pull loads out in the Dillon,& Rock Chucker, before setting bullet and look at charge, do it enough times you will know by looking in the case If charge is right or where it should be. I keep all brass seperate and mark the plastic container which weapon it was fired through. Have several pds. of different powder on hand, pistol/ rifle, I double check before pouring in to powder funnels. Had to unload 200, 9mm once not paying attention, pored wrong powder. Just happened to not use all the powder and caught my mistake. Have several calibers of 22/30 cal 3 AR's, 1 AR 10, 2 M1A's. I used to shoot bench rest, and blew the extractors, out of couple bolt rifles, from shooting max loads. Wasn't the rifle, just me.

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