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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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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.
 

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

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

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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.
 

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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.
 

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I agree with SeventiesWreckers... The cylinder is the first thing to go with an over pressure load.
I concur. Something in the barrel.
 

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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?
How badly was the shooter injured?
 

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Fine just a bit shaken up.
 
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