This is a request for everyone and me too. For almost 6 years USCCA Instructors have worked hard to
keep us safe from accidents, negligence, and safety in many areas of life of the great world of handling
any firearm. I have seen the videos, known people that live through and accident, and I have reloaded
ammunition, not anymore and that is me on my own and been to cemeteries and funerals.
USCCA has been very good to me.
Hope everyone is ok!
Are you attributing this to negligence or just a freak accident?
Maybe a quality control issue?
From the look of that fine piece of equipment I’m dismissing, negligence!
I do care and your right. thank you
Do you mind sharing what the load was so I don’t try it myself?
There’s a load in the Lee manual for 30-30 and N-120 powder I’ll never try again.
And were the loads assembled on a progressive press?
Please give us more details.
I was reloading and had a squib round one time. My gun ‘almost’ looked like this. Whew. Be safe!!
Just follow you guides and measurements. There are many types of ammination and their charge of
powder and primer. Never, please never over load a cartridge. If I told you wrong then you get hurt
badly and I sincerely do not wish that on you or anyone else. Carelessness and poor judgement can get
anyone hurt. Thank You !
I definitely don’t wanna attempt to duplicate the load that disassembled your beautiful revolver. I would like to avoid the combination. I’ve already had a scare with Vihtavuori N120 powder loading 30-30 Winchester with data in the Lee manual.
Would you be willing to at least say which gunpowder you were using?
So I’m trying to understand what happened here. That’s a Colt and my guess is an Anaconda so 44 magnum. Stout cartridge but well within the realm of this particular piece. Was there a powder mix up? Triple charge? Metal failure? What are we looking at here?
Reloading is a great hobby of its own, and the truly dedicated riflemen and women are likely to max their rifles and their own abilities only with careful handloading, and you can shoot even basic FMJ pistol ammo in greater quantity for about the same money, and all the great things, but, there is a reason many courses and instructors stipulate “no reloads” at their event, and nobody who knows anything would allow you to shoot reloads in their gun that you borrowed, nor would they shoot anybody elses’ reloads in their own gun or in their own hands.
The factory QC processes are definitely more reliable than handloaders. There are so, many, mistakes that can be made so, easily, and it only takes but one mistake on one cartridge one time, ever.
I have reloaded. I don’t any more. I never had a KB and “quit while you’re ahead” sounded like a good idea when I was able to sell my components at triple cost during a panic a little ways back.
figured out why the op can’t answer the questions on what lead to the disaster in the photo he posted at the beginning of the thread.
This is one person’s opinion from 13 years ago. I’ll agree with him.
My my that is interesting.
I was hoping to learn something new from this thread.
And I did!
It just wasn’t what I thought it was going to be.
As Nathan57 has said, is the best answer to any question we may ask; WHY? Overloading any ammunition is deadly or using ammunition that is not qualified and recommended to be used in
a firearm like this revolver. I watch a trained military trainer used 50 year old .50 caliber
ammunition that was rated for armor and the single shot .50 caliber BMG only, exploded, nearly
killing the operator. It nearly removed three fingers and put a hole in a artery in his neck along
with damaging one eye and his face.
Cartridges exploded, the cases are shown. I would not wish to be NEAR that bomb.
I think we might be wondering why you are posting this as if it happened to you, and seemingly like it’s a recent thing, when the picture you showed was on TFB in 2007.
This is reviewing un safe practice. Biden and
His buddies are on the war path with their
Unconstitutional Laws. We must be more responsible and safer ever before.
I have taken another safety course and reviewed
Many of my courses and studies to keep up and
defeat the crap of gun laws and our dear friend
Never hurts to review and People are still
Nearly killing themselves disregarding all the
Best efforts to keep safe and alive.
I carry many safety trainings and practice never hurt anyone.
You’re making ignorant assumptions on what destroyed the firearm and most of the people who are knowledgeable on the subject that I’ve discussed it with do not believe this was an overload.
I would like to propose that misleading, deceiving, or outright lying is not helpful.
Do you even know what happened to cause the picture you shared?