what could have caused this?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by bmstylee, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. bmstylee

    bmstylee New Member

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    A friend and i were at a local range. One of the employees showed us this picture. It is.....well was a Rhino revolver. What on earth could have caused that. Squib load maybe? Maybe a hand load gone horribly awry? Bad metallurgy?
     

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  2. SeventiesWreckers

    SeventiesWreckers Load Bearing Wall

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    I'd guess a barrel obstruction. Cylinder looks intact. Barrel looks split & peeled. I shoot Magtech in .44 Mag & .45 ACP. Haven't encountered any bad rounds so far. To get a squib in that short of a barrel the cartridge would have to be nearly empty of powder, like primer only. Something went haywire in the barrel. Over pressure in the cylinder usually blows the cylinder & the backstrap apart, leaving the barrel intact. Rude surprise anyway.
     

  3. JimA

    JimA New Member

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    I agree with SeventiesWreckers... The cylinder is the first thing to go with an over pressure load.
     
  4. bmstylee

    bmstylee New Member

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    Thanks for the input. I am glad I was not behind that when it went boom.
     
  5. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member Supporter

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    Squib or barrel obstruction would be my guess too. Looks like most of the blast stayed high enough that it didn't damage the trigger, thats a good sign for the shooter.
     
  6. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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  7. chuckusaret

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    Naw, I believe some gang banger tried to shoot it gangsta style and and every one knows you don't shoot an upside down gun upside down.
     
  8. Longslide10

    Longslide10 New Member

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    I concur. Something in the barrel.
     
  9. Balota

    Balota Sometimes lucky! Supporter

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    How badly was the shooter injured?
     
  10. bmstylee

    bmstylee New Member

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    Fine just a bit shaken up.