First time I watch a Professional do this TEST with old .50 Caliber military live round, (Not BMG), but
ammunition with many years old and the same type of rifle used in this illustration and video. The first person that did the test nearly DIED when the .50 Caliber rifle exploded. The first person nearly lost all his fingers on one hand and his eye, with bad damage to his face. He had to stick the damaged hand’s TUMB into his neck to stop the bleeding, because he nicked the artery in his neck. This is bad thing to do and I have seen this type of damage, but not with a .50 Caliber rifle.
I don’t see a video link. But firing old ammo can be hazardous if it hasn’t been properly stored.
@William_H @Jesse45 >> It might not be exploding because it’s old amo. There was a person that makes a lot of good shooting videos that got hurt. He said that there is amo that is just way to hot to shoot out of a regular 50 cal. and their is no way to tell if the amo is hot. Doesn’t make sense, just saying what I saw. My 50 Cal Exploded - YouTube <<< CLICK HERE <<<
Video link is the picture posted with an arrow in center of “50 Cal Blew Up!!!”
As we all know that the videos are professionally created, and it is not fake.
not negligence. Edwin Sarkissian mention that accident in video of a friend
getting hurt over his .50 caliber failing with high rated rounds that
caused the breach to fail; firearm failed and nearly killed the professional. This
was not .50 BMG Rated ammunition. That posting I made works.
Not knowing any condition of aged ammunition, the rifle used to do testing,
the ratings of any ammunition, new or aged. Plus, uneducated newbies that seek
excitement out for a super experience can lead to bad injuries or dying / death.
A friend of mine went on a Texas deer hunt. He asked me to check his left-over ammo because a few did not fire and two missed the animals that were well within range. He brought me the unused cartridges, but not the ones that did not go off, to check. I couldn’t pull the bullets with my RCBS puller until I put them into the seater die and pressed them in slightly. I found corrosion that locked the bullet to the case. He remembered that his ammo had been stored in a plastic tub in a basement closet and that the basement had flooded a few years ago while they were on a trip. He was not happy with the advice to destroy all of that ammunition. He was lucky to have a high quality rifle that withstood the overpressure!
Huh, are we talking about Kentucky Ballistics with his slap round. That was one of the Gnarliest videos I’ve seen. I felt so bad and proud for his dad. Could you imagine having to drive your son to the hospital in that kind of condition. I thought he had bought the rounds from an unknown or questionable source. Turned out the pressures it created where RE diculous. I was at a public range once and a dude next to me ended up with a squib jam. I over heard him telling his buddy he got the ammo from some chinese website at a good price😳! I packed up and took off. I’d say the quality control of any explosive is kind of important.
I have a cousin that survived an overloaded .45/70 rifle round. He mastered reloading his own
ammunition, but it had his own ratings. I helped him weld that .45/70 after he recovered the same
injuries to face and hand. Man was a STG. in the Marine Corp. The rifle exploded into 3 pieces
and nearly took his head off.
He never checked the barrel after the first round. The round might have still been in the barrel when he reloaded after he stuck it in the ground. I found the entire “experiment” pointless and dangerous, though he was careful to not be anywhere near the rifle.
It reminded me of a video where someone put a large, several pounds, iirc, into a fridge, door facing him. He was quite a distance down range, mostly behind a large tree, just enough to aim and fire the rifle. The door blew off and almost hit him.
Firearms are not toys. Some may make comments about acquiring new “toys”, but I am confident that we here know, as we carry for self-defense, that firearms are lethal and can kill even when used strictly in self-defense to stop the threat.
That was a different video. In that video he was stressing his shotgun. In the one that blow up on him he was shooting the crazy expensive slap rounds. One was too hot and blow apart his 50cal and he was still holding it. One of the pieces pierced his jugular and another his lung. His father drove him to the hospital while he himself jammed his own thumb into his neck to slow the bleeding. It actually worked. Now he sells shirts that say “Stick a Thumb In it”!
Maybe a little cold on my part but how did that monster round act when it got to the fire hydrant?
All this about .50 Caliber was only needed to keep Safety and Living Life Alive and Safe. Many firearms
have been purchased and this is not pointed at you to blame, it is please help someone to be
responsible and teach them the best way of handling, operating, and carrying firearms.
Requesting only to spread this to others the right way. Concerns about misuse and negligence of
any firearm. I have been with USCCA for over 5 years now and I have learned a great deal, but that training was given to me by military and police educators. Movie: "RUST ", Example, person died
or Mr. Rittenhouse and a AR15; needed to stay home, maybe.
Copycats and teenagers are appearing, and people die. Accidents that children had access to firearms
and family members die, due to lack of communication and misidentification of the good guy or a
bad guy: family member died, by a 12-year-old shooting grandparent.
Situational awareness, knowing and recognizing trouble teenagers in need of help BEFORE any shooting; the parents’ paid dearly and was held responsible for the son’s killing other teenagers.
The .50 caliber story was an example to highlight the need for SAFETY and Better Education for anyone
that conceal and carry, home-defense, self-defense, and any other defense that maybe out there. I do
not know everything and I have to follow all the rules and laws of training and my STATE. USCCA is and
has been very helpful and it grows constantly to help all of us, nonstop.
I have run into some people that know it all and I walked away, but with many worries, questions,
and concerns, I hurt some. I enjoy training and practice very much, but you will not find it in the
movies or in a gun fight.
Thank you for your time! Bill
Yes, that video was not about safety, safe handling nor proper CC or OC. I personally found it pointless and dangerous. Yes, we definitely need to practice safe handling, firearm safety and know the laws of our state. We also need to know that the laws of our state and nation are not necessarily optimum for our RKBA that “shall not be infringed.” That is why we need to educate those willing to listen and our representatives on our inalienable RKBA.
Everyone - including those that are not firearm owners - should know how properly handle a firearm. The excuse oft touted that one did not know the firearm was loaded is abused. Whether or not the firearm is loaded, one does not point a firearm at something one does not want destroyed. One is required to always point a firearm in a safe direction. The three rules of firearm safety (the current teaching of the NRA), or the older four rules of firearm safety will likely always keep us, and others, safe, bearing a true accidental discharge that involves the chamber or barrel exploding, or other such event that does not involve personal negligence, even then, the rules will most likely keep us safe.
We had a couple older gentlemen at the gun club range here in town a few years ago that had built a custom 300 Remington ultra mag. They spent forever getting set up with a chroney and all the goodies. The owner of the gun grabbed a box of ammo and sat down to shoot. When he touched off the rifle it blew the floor plate off and broke the stock in half at the magazine. He VERY luckily didn’t get more than a burnt and sore hand and some debris to the face. Could have been much much worse. The round he loaded… a 300 SAUM.
Short action cartridge in a long action rifle for those not familiar.