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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by dsv424, Nov 29, 2010.

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  1. dsv424

    dsv424 Member

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    The other day I was scavenging cases from my range and I found this 9mm when I was separating them at home. Is this what maybe happens when someone shoots a 9mm in say a 40 S&W gun? I couldn't think of any other scenario that could cause this. If I'm right there is some really goofy people out there.:eek:[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. GaryL

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    I found a bunch of them one time.

    Wonder what kinds of groups the guy got, or if any of them even hit the target?

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  3. ReloaderFred

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    That's exactly what it is. There are several threads about these issues, and the people who do them........

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
  4. LightningMan

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    Found something similar with a .40 S&W case, as it looked similar to those pictured only it had splits too. Must have been fired from a .45 acp pistol. LM
     
  5. rfwobbly

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    Say, you might not want to reload those!

    :D
     
  6. dsv424

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    Be a little difficult to fit in the resizer die.:eek:
     
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    Be careful.....They walk among us.
     
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    As long as they walk ahead of me ....
     
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    "...there is some really goofy people out there."

    Yep. Loads of 'em. Proofs; your case pick ups and our president.
     
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    Two things: First, I wonder what the target looked like. Second, well, take your pick, but it proves once again that Angels look after fools.
     
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    I have seen the same thing. Thanks for starting this thread. Now I know what causes it.
     
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    Ugh, so gangbangers really CAN shoot nines in their fo-tay's?
     
  13. dsv424

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    True story: The last time I was at the range waiting in line to register a young guy and his friend in front of me asked the man behind the counter if he could use 9mm ammo in his friends 10mm Glock because it was cheaper and they were only 1mm apart in size:eek: We are in trouble guys. Big trouble!
     
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    Stupid people are aloud to breathe.
     
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    And breed.
     
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    [​IMG]

    I had that same profile the day after Thanksgiving. :D
     
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    "Gee, this darn 9mm is total rubbish, just no accuracy there."

    LOL, I'll bet the guy will be giving himself multiple forehead slaps when it finally dawns on him, that in fact the gun isn't a 9mm. ;)
     
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    Accuracy can only be 'casual'.

    There's not too much danger of blowing up a pistol that way. Pressure cannot build up very much. I'm rather surprised the action operates.

    Still not recommended procedure.
     
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    The problem lies in over expanding the case, to the point of case rupture. I've found .40 S&W cases that were obviously fired on .45 acp chambers that have ruptured, due to being stretched beyond the ability of the brass. When this happens, the gas escapes to the rear, endangering the eyes of the shooter, and sometimes blowing off extractors, etc. It's happened at our range within the last couple of years.

    Sometimes you'll also find .380 Auto cases that were fired in 9x19 chambers, .22 Long Rifle cases that were fired in .22 Magnum chambers, etc.

    If it can be done, someone will do it............

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
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    Spend much time at a public gun range and that wouldn't shock you. I have even seen 264 win mag shot from 300 weatherby. That was a strange looking case.
     
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    And .270 Winchester rounds fired in .30-06 chambers. The mouth of the longer cartridge will be folded as if crimped, since the .270 case is based on the longer .30-03 case.

    There are many, many combinations. I've also seen a very experienced shooter fire 357 Sig rounds through a .40 S&W, since both guns were Glocks and he had both on the bench at the same time. He grabbed the wrong magazine and put it into the gun and fired several rounds before he realized what he had done. Mistakes can, and do, happen.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
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    Pointing out that mistakes happen? No. it does not help. ;)
     
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    I"ll make that guy a hell of an offer on his "unaccurate" .40.....
     
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    God help the poor soul that makes the mistake of droppin a 20 gauge shell into a 12 gauge shotgun, and doesn't realize it before he jacks in a 12 gauge shell.
     
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    This is why I tend to go shooting where nobody else is around. I call it self preservation.
     
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