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Old 04-29-2021, 9:16pm   #1
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I've had a couple of bad experiences with my .69 musket...nowhere near this guys level...but, once bitten twice shy ever since just before the trigger pull.
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Old 04-29-2021, 9:44pm   #2
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Lucky sumbitch

I like the "just put a thumb in it" shirt
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Old 04-29-2021, 10:14pm   #3
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Dang. Lots of experience with the ma duece but compared to a 120mm main gun, never respected it like I should have.
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I have been following all of Scott's video's over the past year or so. He is very strong, mentality and physically, and it's the only reason he is still with us. It made me sick to see how badly he was hurt!
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Daaaamn.
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Old 04-30-2021, 5:23pm   #6
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I duped your post lol. Sorry bout that but delete seems to work well hahaha

Watched that video in .25 speed. This guy is very lucky to be alive.

In my worthless opinion if the normal working pressure is 55,000 he experienced far more than the 85000 mentioned. 85k would be around proof testing level and the gun should withstand that. IMO he probably saw something closer to double working pressure (110k). Catastrophic failure depends on design parameters and single shot actions such as his are as strong as it gets.
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Check out this perspective.

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I duped your post lol. Sorry bout that but delete seems to work well hahaha

Watched that video in .25 speed. This guy is very lucky to be alive.

In my worthless opinion if the normal working pressure is 55,000 he experienced far more than the 85000 mentioned. 85k would be around proof testing level and the gun should withstand that. IMO he probably saw something closer to double working pressure (110k). Catastrophic failure depends on design parameters and single shot actions such as his are as strong as it gets.
Yes, I agree there were unreal forces exerted there. Taking the threads out of the cap is insane and then the added force needed to tear those tabs off had to be off the charts. with the barrel unobstructed, there was a clear path for the explosion out the barrel behind the round and it STILL blew apart with enough force to also take the barrel completely off. That is three points of failure.
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Old 05-01-2021, 12:02pm   #9
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very painful, indeed
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Paused it before the shot. Kinda chicken to watch it.
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Old 05-01-2021, 12:31pm   #11
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Paused it before the shot. Kinda chicken to watch it.
It's not graphic
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Paused it before the shot. Kinda chicken to watch it.
You're not the only one that's scared. This poor guy is probably going to flinch every time he pulls a trigger for the rest of his life.
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You're not the only one that's scared. This poor guy is probably going to flinch every time he pulls a trigger for the rest of his life.
I had a wing come off a percussion cap and smack me in the eye. Lucky it didn't cut or embed itself in my pupil. Gave me a black eye and a terrible headache just from it. We seldom draw our ramrods or ram paper from the cartridge. We only do it at memorial services to go through the entire load and fire routine. We had fired one volley and the command was to load for the next. I ripped the cartridge and poured the black powder down my barrel...boom! Some of the paper must have still been in the bottom and burning from the previous round. We practice as much safety as possible. We keep the barrel turned away from face and others beside us. It did embed black powder grains into the skin of the fingers that were over the barrel when it ignited and a good burn from it. I still flinch a little and refuse to ram paper.
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It's not graphic
I went ahead and watched it, but thanks.
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Old 05-01-2021, 8:50pm   #15
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Horeeee SheeeeeeT!

He is both unlucky and lucky. God was watching over him.
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Old 05-01-2021, 9:46pm   #16
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Bet he don't fire ammo he doesn't know 100% about again... He's a lucky sum bitch didn't kill him.
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There's new video regarding the incident.


Shear strength on the threads is calculated to be over 160,000 psi.
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I have NEVER liked the idea of threads holding the breech together on a .50........I have worked all kinds of metal, threads, etc my whole life and I will pass...........had a chance to buy and flip a .50 BMG Anzio Ironworks Corp. pistol....it had threads so I passed
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Dude is soft in the head. Kept going back to rounds which were behaving oddly even though he admits he had no idea of the origin or history of that ammo. He is truly blessed by God to have survived to tell his story. Dumb as a box of rocks, but blessed.
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