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Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by WSMBUCK, Apr 21, 2011.


    WSMBUCK Active Member

    Jan 23, 2011
    Ok guys i have a question me and a few more and been going back and fouth with,

    Ok if a Barrel company builds a barrel and its a Wildcat where you have to buy Custom dies and build the gun yourself are have someone else build it for you (NOT THE BARREL COMPANY)
    And say the guy blows the gun apart with HOT reloads are weapon not put together right.

    Would it take the Liability off the Barrel company since , he didnt build the gun are give any load deta are did the reloading for the Customer?
  2. dirtball

    dirtball Well-Known Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Any one can sue anybody over any thing, in this country, if you have the price of, or are a lawyer. That being said, unless they could prove that there was a metallurgical defect in the steel used in the barrel, or that the bore diameter was too small there would be almost no chance of winning.
    But then if you asked me a few years ago if some one spilled HOT coffee down their own crotch if it would be possible to sue McDonald's and win, I would have said your nuts.
    That is why any one in business who does not have a BIG Liability/Umbrella policy is a fool.

  3. BigSkyGP

    BigSkyGP Well-Known Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    My recomendation, own up and be an American.

    Face it. Why blame some one for your own idea going south. Unless there is an obvious flaw with a particular product used in your build.

    Take responsibility for doing something that was your choice. Face it you took a gamble, you lost. It's your choice to continue playing. Don't go making the rest of us pay for your choices in life.
  4. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2004
    As stated before any with enough money can sue anyone. BigSkyGP sated the best.

    If the barrel mfg. is only going to build you a barrel blank ( ie: .30 cal / 1-10 twist with a #5 contour) and a smith chambers your barrel to your wildcat cartridge and go gauge with proper headspace and gives you no load information, it's up to the reloader/shooter to know what is safe and what's not. The gun's not going to blow up for no reason. 99.9% of the time it's the reloader that didn't know what they were doing to result in a case failure. It pisses me off to even think that someone would sue a smith for they're own stupidity.
  5. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    A+++++ to that answer, Kevin! I didn't respond to this post earlier because it did nothing but piss me off! But, the stupidity goes on and on, and its getting worse. Stick your finger in a light socket and you'll get bit!
  6. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

    Dec 8, 2009
    YES, I have been at the range and twice seen the wrong cartridge loaded and shot, like a 7mm out a 8mm. I also saw one guy in bow league dry fire his bow at least 6 times over the course of a few leagues
  7. BigSkyGP

    BigSkyGP Well-Known Member

    Nov 12, 2010

    You must have moved over a few lanes, or left the area.
  8. JohnMill

    JohnMill Well-Known Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Point on Kevin!!!
    I started out teaching precision reloading to aspireing benchresters. I told them that they had just stepped off into the area of experimentintation and that no matter what I told them, it was their own judgement as to what to put in the gun. If they weren't up to that fold up their books and git

  9. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2010

    Please try to be more careful next time.

    And, ask the prospective jurors if they subscribe to this web site.

    I don't think you'll get much sympathy here.

    -- richard
  10. JUDD

    JUDD Well-Known Member

    Jun 25, 2007
    If you load that hot and it blows up then you come back and try to sue the smith or the barrel manufac. you should be friggin ashamed of yourself. Whoever would do that should be drug through a cornfield backwards naked. Take the repercussions for your actions and don't drag in the other folks.

    Putting lawsuits against others because of stupidness is one of the biggest things that piss me off....right up there with the not guilty because of insanity plea.

    and thanks allot as I was reading this the dog got scared and went and hid....:rolleyes:
  11. JeffP40

    JeffP40 Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2006
    So, why don't you tell us what really happened, this time in real English. I think the word you are looking for is "or" not "are", (tho it's a little hard to tell from your lack of grammar). I believe the concensous is "you break it, you buy it".