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Thread: Guns are dangerous. Federal AE223BK Kaboom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeriousStudent View Post
    Indeed, I am glad you were not harmed!

    Are you planning on reusing the bolt? Relegating it to spare status? Or letting someone do NDI testing on it?

    The geek in me would be very interested in having someone like Ned Christiansen look over the bolt and inspect the chamber.
    Yeah, I am feeling more lucky as the day goes on. That could have been alot worse.

    Here is the ammo I was shooting:

    (http://www.recobstargetshop.com/browse.cfm/4,2341.html)

    I am going to send it to steve to get the case out. I was planning on scrapping the bolt, but now that you said it, having it sent out for testing would be interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molon View Post
    Thanks for posting this. I'm glad that you weren't injured. Have you examined the length of the barrel for any abnormalities? Did the round before the kaboom display any difference in recoil/muzzle blast/function? That is, do you think it could have been a squib?

    Any chance you have a friend with a better camera who could take some better close-up shots of the case head? Also, can you post the lot number of the XM193 involved?

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    Molon

    Molon,

    Good questions - I did no more than a bore scope after the incident, couldn't find anything "out of the norm"

    Now that you ask, I do remember the couple of rounds before that having less recoil? But I also remember readjusting my feet as well for a wider stance (lanes are small in this range) so it could have been just myself feeling more stable? Hard to say with any certainty.

    I'll get some better pictures of the ammo and case head..

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    Can you post the lot number of the ammo?

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    Make sure the barrel extension is not cracked, it may not be obvious until you take the barrel out of the upper.

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    I've never felt the need to High Pressure test my own bolts! You really are a do-it-yourself kind of guy, huh?



    Glad your OK! I'm interested to see how everything fares after inspection, and what Federal has to say!


    -RD62

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    I'm glad things didn't go sideways and you're ok bro. Hope you can finagle a new upper out of this.
    For God and the soldier we adore, In time of danger, not before! The danger passed, and all things righted, God is forgotten and the soldier slighted." - Rudyard Kipling

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    Sorry for the delay, after I went through this ammo, to my dismay, it does NOT have a Lake City stamp on the casing. I'll get some pictures here soon.

    Something is fishy, as Recob's had informed me lastnight after I spoke to him that this was indeed, "XM193" and not "PD", etc..

    And to be clear, Noveske didn't assemble this upper for me, so they have nothing to do w/this situation.

    This barrel/upper receiver have a shit ton of rounds through it, all knowing that that little lip had existed. I doubt the receiver feedramps has anything to do w/this situation though based on the amount of rounds i've had through this combo. But ya never know..





    Camera sucks, cannot get a good picture of the head stamp.

    On the top it is ––––-" F C"

    on the bottom it is ––––––" 223 o REM "

    while im no ammo buff, that doesn't sound like real 193 to me.
    Last edited by Derek_Connor; 04-25-09 at 15:28.

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