K31 Ouch!!

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K31 Ouch!!

Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:11 am

Apparently a possible double charge and a fracture in the receiver ring plus a slightly oversize cast bullet :shock:

It might be Swiss but they still break under the right (wrong) circumstances................
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Re: K31 Ouch!!

Postby joseyclosey » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:15 am

It would be interesting to find out more, a slightly oversized cast bullet had nowt to do with that blow up I reckon. Someones you know Duncan ?
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Re: K31 Ouch!!

Postby Niner » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:22 am

Was the barrel plugged up? Did the shooter get hit by any of the the flying metal?
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Re: K31 Ouch!!

Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:09 pm

Don't know him Joe, someone in Canada.
I cannot think the case was double charged, there isn't enough room! I doubt the bullet had anything to do with it either but a possible old fracture in the receiver ring sounds most likely to me. I believe he had a bit of a bloody face.
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Re: K31 Ouch!!

Postby deadin » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:51 pm

Cast bullet says reloaded. Who knows what powder was used. The case is big enough to get a pretty hefty load of fast pistol powder. (Think Bullseye or similar.)
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Re: K31 Ouch!!

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:35 am

Certainly, but I have to say that if this twit was using pistol powder then he deserves a broken rifle, he is now the owner of a lot of spare parts................
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Re: K31 Ouch!!

Postby ArchFluffy » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:50 pm

Wow!

I saw things about this on a couple of places. The different sites seem to come down to reloader's error.

So we learn from other peoples' mistakes so we don't have to learn from our own. :idea:

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Re: K31 Ouch!!

Postby Rolling45-70 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:11 am

we have had two accidents like this but with Swedish Mausers in the past.
Load in both issues are Vitav. N 110 double charged and jacketed bullets

no issue reported by fast burnung pistol powder and cast bullets

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