Reloading Accident

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by kc, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

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    My neighbor started the shooting sports last year he bought a .308 for deer hunting, he asked me to spend some time to teach him..I have no time at this moment so I told him not to do any till he starts to read as much as he can.,till I can get some time to come over and help him.

    Well he just did'nt listen and loaded a few rounds, he called me all upset telling me he fired one(a reload) and it through flash in his face a it did'nt go boom!one old man pulld his bolt the brass was burned from soot and the Bullet was stuck 10 inches into his barrel.

    what can I tell this guy?
     
  2. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Probably nothing.
     

  3. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    I’d be careful as he doesn’t seem to pay attention, so tell him you’re too busy to teach. The next time he blows himself up his family will be suing you for his injuries.
     
  4. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    +1 on what Jim said. It's not worth it
     
  5. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    AVOID HIM LIKE THE PLAGUE! He's already proven he doesn't take well to advice or instruction and has clearly demonstrated he is impatient. Not my kind of student. If you associate with this guy in loading, and he gets hurt, it is not unthinkable that his family might indeed sue YOU.

    Wash your hands of this now.
     
  6. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys for your advice, please excuse me at this time, as I told my neighbor, I had no time well its not just all that! I am hurt real bad and I doubt I will be walking in the next 3 years.
    I have good days and I have bad days. I think you can see in the posts.
    I wont throw in the towel and give up. I got to much ass to kick yet! so if I make a shoot full of mistakes on my wrighting, don't think I am a nut, its the meds.
    But I still like to post and talk shooting sports..
    KC
     
  7. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Hope you're up and out and about sooner than you expect to be. Hang in there!
     
  8. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Know when to hold 'em
    Know when to fold 'em
    Know when to walk away
    Know when to run.

    Run, figuratively from this fella.

    On your end, hang in there. Dream big!!! and keep dreaming.

    Things will turn around......
     
  9. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Hello Keith.

    Sorry about your troubles but don't give up .If your mind thinks good thoughts the body will
    just have to keep up.

    You have a lot of friends on this web site and we all look forward to your post so keep'em
    comming.

    And if you need someone to talk with just call me (You know how I love to talk guns).

    And tell your friend to take up some other sport if he won't listen or call 911 every time he
    goes to the range .

    J E CUSTOM
     
  10. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    I pray it is so! KC, hang on!!!
     
  11. Boss Hoss

    Boss Hoss Well-Known Member

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    +1000 The Guy Is A Moron---stay away it just may save you a lot of money and guilt!!!

    Get back up and running soon!!!
     
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  12. kfrye

    kfrye Well-Known Member

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    KC,

    I wish you a speedy recovery.

    Back to the issue of the flash, I'm wondering what caused this to happen? I'm hoping some of the more experienced guys here can weigh in. Since he is new to loading, I doubt it was a component mixup.

    What kind of rifle, caliber, powder, bullets? Hopefully, the guy didn't go out component shopping on his own. If he did, I would run away too.
     
  13. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

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    I am sure he did.
     
  14. kfrye

    kfrye Well-Known Member

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    I got some 'new' books last night and was flipping through them and came across a section on undercharged rounds. My money is on he mixed up powders and undercharged it (say a IMR 4831 load using H4831).