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p99guy
07-14-2006, 09:50 AM
Would not have wanted to be shooting this Springfield Armory M1A with a non G.I. barrel that day....

http://www.thegunzone.com/m1akb/762r.html

btown02
07-14-2006, 10:01 AM
You think he needed clean shorts?

p99guy
07-14-2006, 10:19 AM
Hard to say ..but I picture the old looney tunes cartoons when Yosemity sam or elmer fudd gets blown up.....the black face/clothes smoking thing.

EARS
07-14-2006, 10:24 AM
I'm just glad it wasn't me. I had the M-14 during the time I was in the Corps. That shot must have had one hell of a "recoil".

jmz5
07-14-2006, 10:55 AM
Hard to say ..but I picture the old looney tunes cartoons when Yosemity sam or elmer fudd gets blown up.....the black face/clothes smoking thing.
thats what i thought when i saw those pics

panzermk2
07-14-2006, 01:18 PM
after market barrel wonder if it was a cheap Sarco

Medula Oblongata
07-20-2006, 03:18 AM
after market barrel wonder if it was a cheap Sarco

Nah, it was made from the shoes off of Jual Valdez' donkey. Good coffee, bad barrel.

I don't think that the public in general, and most shooters, appreciate the happenings inside a firearms at ignition. It is a truly violent episode. Until modern steel was invented, cannons were limited in size by the sturdiness of the wheels on the caisson. That is to say, the only way to prevent it from exploding, was to put more iron around the bore (and a lot of praying that it would stay put). One tiny, microscopic inclusion (perosity) in the matrix of the steel used in modern barrels can be the difference between Captain America and Captain Hook.

Im amazed that there aren't more KB's out there. Just goes to show what ammo manufacturers have had to go through to ensure that crappy weapons dont explode exposing them to law suits. I reload EVERY cartrige I shoot (with the exception of 22 rimfire) and I load em' a lot hotter than any factory would consider because I use Bar-Sto, Jarvis, Krieger, Harris, Lija, and Shaw barrels. All are exceptionally good and capable of more pressure than I would ever feel comfortable with from a no-name factory economy barrel.