Serbu 50 BMG Kaboom!

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  1. Nature Boy
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    This is pretty dang scary. To say the guy is lucky would be an understatement.



    Looks to be ammo related. He was shooting a sabot round and maybe one of the sabot petals caused a barrel obstruction?
     
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    Might have been good to have done a little research first. Less reliance on luck with a little education.

    https://fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/slap.htm

    Even if the above didn’t deter him from blowing up his rifle, it might have gotten him cautious enough to remotely fire the rifle and avoided his injuries.
     
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    Definitely ammo related. Could have been obstruction cause by the sabot, but really looks like massive overpressure.
     
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    Were talking about it over in general, and i posted a link to the video there, but it appears he DID at least know there was a safety issue. He ordered a custom heavy barrel with what he calls a "machine gun" chamber from Serbu, i guess in an attempt to mitigate it.
     
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    Yeah, I saw that yesterday morning. Crazy. I'm glad he managed to not die but at what point does common sense come in to play? If I get some weird clambering or abnormal velocity or any of a number of anomalies, I stop shooting and do some investigating at the reloading bench.
     
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