50th Anniv. .44 Blackhawk Ka-boom

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flatgate

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KaBoom44LR.jpg


I don't even know where I found the image so I obviously have zero info.....

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Sugar River

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That pic appeared on SingleActions forum in a thread about 5 shot 41s.
Not sure what one has to do with the other.

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flatgate

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Ah, what fools these Mortals will be, especially when they are in front of a loading bench......

:D

OK, I apologize for my "Larry the Cable Guy style of humor"....

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Aktarus

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flatgate":1a83i7zh said:
KaBoom44LR.jpg


I don't even know where I found the image so I obviously have zero info.....

flatgate
This shows that there is no perfect weapon! :cry: Be careful, because very often the fault "of those who charge" and not the revoler / Gun! :!: :!:
 

SBH4628

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Always!!! Always!!! use shooting/saftey glasses. I have seen injury on the gun range. NOT PRETTY :cry: :cry:
 

Unconverted

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flatgate":2endna51 said:

The photo sure gives you an idea of how thin the cylinder walls are, especially under the cylinder notch.

EK could have said, "Been there, done that."
 

45flattop

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This reminds me of a local guy about 10 years back who brought
into our best local gunshop a #1 that he had blown slap UP. The
forearm was in splinters, the hanger was bent downwards about
30 degrees in a curve and the chamber was split and the breech
block was bent partly backwards. He owned up to it being entirely
his fault since he'd done a true nono and left powder in his bench
measure without a label. :( The powder in question was some W-W
ball powder that "resembled" another powder he used for a totally
different cartridge so he set his scale, measured a few check loads
to see the measure was throwing the correct weight and off he went
on his merry way loading about 20 rounds of 22-250 in gradual
increments over the book published range for that cartridge. Only
thing was, it was the WRONG powder, at the range on the bench
the next day for a sighting in session, first round he chambered,
you guessed it, KABOOM!!!!!!! Oh I forgot to add that he
managed to bend the scope tube in Ruger rings as well. He had
the shop return the wreckage to Ruger with a letter in which he
admitted it was HIS error alone but since he loved the rifle so
much, could the factory PLEASE repair it. Well of course they
couldn't since it was about as total a total as you'd ever see but
being so impressed with his honesty and frankness, instead
replaced the rifle with an identical one in the same caliber
at NO CHARGE!! They DID keep the OOPS one though, I suspect as
an example of what NEVER TO DO!!
 
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