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Old 10-20-2008, 12:46 PM
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Been there seen that, but!

I know this has probably been replayed a thousand times but I feel we can never be reminded enough about safety. I hope this area was okay to put this.

This weekend at the range I found a ruptured case on the ground. My immediate thoughts were hot load, but the neck area was begging for me to take a closer look, so I did. I took home the exploded case and rummaged through my casing until I found a close match. From my investigative work it appears someone shot a 7mm-08 in a 7mm WSM, look at the pictures below. I have a 7mm-08 case, the ruptured case, and a 7mm WSM case.

Anyway you guys be careful out there.


Paul Graham
Clean-um, Prep-um, Pack-um, Load-um, Bang-um
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:59 PM
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Re: Been there seen that, but!

Looks like you are correct. Fools, for not knowing what they were putting in the chamber. Was there any dirty underwear laying nearby?

A guy I work with went to the range with his 7mm RM and tried to feed it 7mm RUM (obviously it didn't work).
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:04 PM
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Re: Been there seen that, but!

This same thing happened to my father about 14 ys ago, only 270 in 7mm rem mag... Same color ammo boxes, using the same shooting bench,1 sec of not paying attention. Blew the bolt open, clip went flying... luckily he was okay. We got different color ammo boxes that afternoon and labeled everything with a sharpie. Some says fool for not knowing, I say it only takes a second, and can happen to anyone. Watch out for you and yours. Take care.

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Old 11-04-2008, 07:51 AM
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Re: Been there seen that, but!

I'm not afraid to eat crow "if" it ever happens to me. Wouldn't be the first time...
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