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Posted: 3/10/2012 2:22:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2012 2:23:31 PM EDT by HunterGren]
This kid saved up to buy it & was proud to have it. Then he bought some overloaded garbage ammo at the gun show today & blew up his gun. The shooter didn't have a scratch on him amazingly.







It doesn't look like much can be salvaged from this gun.
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:23:38 PM EDT
Damn.
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:24:01 PM EDT
That sucks
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:24:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:24:35 PM EDT
I.........I.......... I just teared up
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:24:49 PM EDT
Flavor of said "garbage ammo" ?
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:25:53 PM EDT
Factory ammo or load your own...

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Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:26:04 PM EDT
Only reloads I shoot are my own. I don't even shoot factory ammo anymore because I'm afraid of that 1 in 1,000,000.
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:26:22 PM EDT
Reloads, same as every other gun i have ever seen blow up. Why the fuck do people shoot reloads they don't make themselves?
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:26:28 PM EDT


Sucks for the gun, and the kid. Yeah, he shoulda bought better ammo, but he achieved a goal he set out for himself. Damn.
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:26:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2012 2:29:05 PM EDT by DT120]
Whats the matter with it bent operating rod ?
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:26:36 PM EDT
Wow.
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:26:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 1srelluc:
Flavor of said "garbage ammo" ?


It was stuff made for use in the 3006 fn49 way to much pressure for a garand, I guess garbage was the wrong word to use.
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:26:47 PM EDT
That makes Baby Jesus Cry.

CVN
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:28:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By vengarr:
Reloads, same as every other gun i have ever seen blow up. Why the fuck do people shoot reloads they don't make themselves?

I shoot my buddy's reloads. But he's been reloading for 30 years.
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:28:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2012 2:34:45 PM EDT by Mech2007]

What's wrong with you? A Paki gunsmith would have that fixed by Monday!


Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:28:23 PM EDT
OMFG

I'm going to go hug my Garands right now.

Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:28:42 PM EDT
It sucks for the kid to save up for a rifle and have it all gone in one trigger pull
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:29:08 PM EDT
that was an expensive education
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:29:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mech2007:

What s wrong with you? A Paki gunsmith would gave that fixed by Monday!



Green Tape embargo makes that impossible.
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:30:14 PM EDT
Sad I am...
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:30:23 PM EDT
Damn!

Folks just gotta know the mighty Garand was made to function with a specific load. M2 ball or the very next best thing loaded to that formula.

If you use commercial 30-06 or gunpowder that aint for the Garand, you will eventually get a broken op-rod or even a kaboom.

That sucks, but maybe there are salvagable parts to save it....
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:31:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mech2007:

What s wrong with you? A Paki gunsmith would gave that fixed by Monday!




No need to go crazy. 100 mile an hour tape and some CLP should do it.
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:33:09 PM EDT
Wow, that really sucks.
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:35:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2012 2:40:39 PM EDT by operatorerror]
Need way more details.


eta Such as USGI receiver or CIA aftermarket crapshoot receiver? Weight of projectile? Are all of the parts ruined?

Looks like a grenade went off.


Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:36:30 PM EDT
I would be paying that vendor a visit.

Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:37:39 PM EDT
That's just sad.
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:40:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pighelmet:
I would be paying that vendor a visit.


Honestly, it should be up to the owner of the gun to know best what to feed it.

IMHO. Too bad about the instant firewood.
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:40:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2012 2:41:02 PM EDT by AKengineer]
For all its weight and clunkyness it is actually a rather fragile weapon as far as ammo is concerned. I'm curious what a round of Hornady SuperFormance would do to one.
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:41:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AKengineer:
For all its weight and clunkyness it is actually a rather fragile weapon as far as ammo is concerned. I'm curious what a round of Hornady SuperFormance would do to one.

Blasphemy!!!

The rifle is designed around one spec. Vary from that spec at your rifle's peril.
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:42:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2012 2:43:08 PM EDT by DaffyDuck]
Stupid is as stupid does. CMP has M2 ball for .50 cents a round, works out to a whopping $8.00 a box.
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:43:38 PM EDT
In before the Glock shit starts.
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:43:51 PM EDT
Real USGI Garand or new one?
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:45:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pighelmet:
I would be paying that vendor a visit.


What....a kaboomed Garrand ennema?

It could be that if the kid had known not to use modern loads he wouldn't have had the KB.

Hell, the ammo vendor may have even warned him: if the kid told him what he was gonna shoot it in.

Personally, I don't shoot anybody else's reloads.
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:45:30 PM EDT
Gun show reloads... wow, the kid saved to have a beauty like that but couldn't afford the proper ammunition. I'd strangle the gun show vendor if I didn't know that was a dangerous combination to begin with.

I'm not a reloader, don't profess to be an ammo or Garand expert - which is why I buy ammo new. I've never owned or even shot a Garand - but even I heard that you have to be careful and shoot the right ammo for a Garand, preferably from the CMP (at least that's what I would do).

Did he have Garand insurance?
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:45:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:46:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mongo001:
In before the Glock shit starts.


You know that if it was a Glock it would be the guns fault.
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:46:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By tc2k11:
Factory ammo or load your own...

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M2 ball or load your own for mine.
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:49:32 PM EDT
yowsa
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:49:35 PM EDT
How many other calibers are there that have so many different variations, it can function in one gun, and blow up in another?

If I went and bought me a 30-06 rifle, I would assume that 30-06 ammo would work in it. Not a SPECIFIC 30-06 ammo.
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:54:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2012 2:56:33 PM EDT by PanzerOfDoom]
Originally Posted By hondaciv:
How many other calibers are there that have so many different variations, it can function in one gun, and blow up in another?

If I went and bought me a 30-06 rifle, I would assume that 30-06 ammo would work in it. Not a SPECIFIC 30-06 ammo.


The rifle was built around the M2 ball round. Not vice versa

Developed during the depression, there was like a bizillion rounds of M2 around; didn't make sense(fiscal) to develop something of a different caliber.
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:54:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hondaciv:
How many other calibers are there that have so many different variations, it can function in one gun, and blow up in another?

If I went and bought me a 30-06 rifle, I would assume that 30-06 ammo would work in it. Not a SPECIFIC 30-06 ammo.

Probably the one case I know of where off the shelf factory ammo will KB a gun. I would count .45-70 but all the stuff I've seen that might cause a KB has "do not use in older guns" written all over it about 20 times.
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:57:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hondaciv:
How many other calibers are there that have so many different variations, it can function in one gun, and blow up in another?

If I went and bought me a 30-06 rifle, I would assume that 30-06 ammo would work in it. Not a SPECIFIC 30-06 ammo.
.45 Colt and .45-70 government are two that come to mind.

Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:57:03 PM EDT
thats a fuckin shame , glad the kids ok
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:57:42 PM EDT
Aren't there adjustable gas plugs (or something like that) for the M1 that help avoid precisely this?
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 2:57:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2012 2:58:36 PM EDT by MonkTx]
nm



Link Posted: 3/10/2012 3:00:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By operatorerror:
Need way more details.


eta Such as USGI receiver or CIA aftermarket crapshoot receiver? Weight of projectile? Are all of the parts ruined?

Looks like a grenade went off.




It was originally a cmp gun that one of our customers put on consignment. We sold a h&r and a Springfield for the guy, this gun was one of those. I didn't bother to look at what specific gun it was, I just snapped the pics real quick before I left.


Link Posted: 3/10/2012 3:00:39 PM EDT
why even bring that into a store. its sad but it looks like trash to me.
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 3:04:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By delemorte:
why even bring that into a store. its sad but it looks like trash to me.


He wanted to see if we could do something for him, but I don't think we can do much. The gun blew up because of the ammo, we even told him when he bought it to shoot the m2 ammo only. Whats sad is for what he payed for the gun show ammo he could have bought a can of m2 thats already in clips from us for like $20 more.
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 3:09:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/10/2012 3:10:55 PM EDT
and thats why I don't buy reloads
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