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Posted: 12/31/2005 4:25:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 4:25:59 PM EDT by ColSanders]
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 4:36:52 PM EDT
ugly
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 4:41:49 PM EDT
Well, at least he wasn't bump firing it underwater.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 4:54:14 PM EDT
OMFG!
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 4:55:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 5:13:11 PM EDT
Looks bad, glad he wasn't hurt really bad.
TS
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 5:15:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 6:56:12 PM EDT
I wonder if it was XM193PD or plain old XM193. He didn't say, but we've all heard about the XM193PD.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 7:01:38 PM EDT
Several thoughts.

Case head failure.

Bolt carrier failure due to improper Metallurgy.

Early discharge resulting in unsupported case head.

One other thought.
God and his Angels Hover over our Grunts.
I'm Glad this Doggie got a sore nose, and nothing more.


The bolt is locked into the Barrel extension, either partially or completely.

Pressure was dumped directly into the upper.

Gas tube and handguards are intact.
(Failure occured before gas tap was under pressure)

Bolt carrier is obviously TOAST, and possibly indicates a pressure path back through the primer when the split upper is considered.

Which of course leads one to think about an obstructed bore.

Whatever.

The rifle failed, and did so in a manner that kept the Kid alive and just a little rattled.

Bad shit happens.

I'm glad the Kid didn't opt for a lesser rifle.

S-28


Link Posted: 12/31/2005 7:09:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 7:11:13 PM EDT by Tweak]
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 7:23:17 PM EDT
I kinda see where s-28 is going. Could a high primer be the cause? Since the bolt was locked up it seems to suggest that either the carrier key was somehow bonded to the gas tube or he had a badly dented case that allowed back pressure to escape the chamber. Just trying to learn a little today. Looks nasty though. Glad the guy was alright.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 7:23:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tweak:
bolt was closed and locked, cases almost always vent under the extractor, brass will show signs of pressure, bore will show no signs of obstruction



translation?

Metal or ammo failure?
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 7:31:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 7:37:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tweak:
another high pressure blow,



+1
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:06:49 PM EDT
It looks like an ammo problem, it could be a bullet stuck in the barrel, as someone mentioned it was behind the gas port, the photos clearly show the gas tube is still inside the key on the bolt carrier. Bushmaster will figure it out.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 1:17:26 AM EDT
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