wrong cartridge in wrong rifle

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  1. gunpower

    gunpower Well-Known Member

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    I just read on the HBC forum that some gentleman fired a 30/06 shell in a 300wsm.
    I don't now about yiou all out there, but iI just can't see a 30/06 case fitting into a 300wsm chamber.
    I am looking at the two case at this moment, and no Frigging way.
    What do you all think?
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  2. Pons

    Pons Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, does not seem possible. (one heck of a "crush fit" :) )

    Recently saw the aftermath of a rifle that someone touched off a .308 in a 25-06 Rem Sendero. Bolt damage, case rupture, but the gun kept the brass in the chamber.
     
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  3. Brett

    Brett Active Member

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    re-read the original post. It was a 300wm he put a 30-06 into......I still would have thought you would feel/see the difference?? at least he's okay
     
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  4. Pons

    Pons Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, you would think.

    I've never had it happen to me..

    Would like to think it is just because I am careful. Things like this are a good reminder to be careful.

    The guy who chambered that .308 into 25-06 was experienced, been shooting for years. Maybe the 1 / 100,000 chance of error caught up with him. (lots of shooting, lots of chance for error)

    Good reminder to be careful / observant.

    -Pons
     
  5. comfisherman

    comfisherman Well-Known Member

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    hmm, 30-06 in 300 win. That brings a new meaning to freebore, on both ends, those bolt heads are a fair bit difference in size. Did the brass rupture or do an odd fireform?
     
  6. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    I've seen a bunch of 'um! .243 Win. stuck in a .22-250,, couldn't get the bolt closed,, then couldn't get it open! Same deal with a Weatherby MkV, 7mm Weatherby in a .270 Weatherby. Some I've seen that did manage to get the bolt closed, and fired,,,, .32 Win. Special in .30/30, .300 Win Mag in .300 Weatherby Mag, .257 Roberts in .25/06, the list goes on and on! Makes me wonder where comon sense has gone. There's a thread over on 6BR, guy has fired his rifles at the range about 100 rds. each, doesn't have time to clean them, will they be OK 'till I find time [to clean them]? Might be awhile before I do! :rolleyes:
     
  7. gunpower

    gunpower Well-Known Member

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    I stand corrected,my old eyes read it wrong( I hate getting old) !!!
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