Very bad day at the range.

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by still learning, May 27, 2013.

  1. still learning

    still learning G&G Newbie

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    Went to the range yesterday and about 13 shots in my double barrel side by side just blew up. Not hurting me or anyone else around thank God!. Very up set tho I've had it over a year and it stays clean and well maintained just don't understand why it blew up on me
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  2. chesterwin

    chesterwin Moderator Staff Member

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    Was it by any chance an old Damascus barreled gun?

    Glad no one got hurt.
     
  3. still learning

    still learning G&G Newbie

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    No some brand no one has really heard of I'm guessing I can't even say the name lol but the while thing ran me about 150 I guess u get what u pay for....lesson learned

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  4. dothedrew57

    dothedrew57 G&G Evangelist

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    Do you have pictures of the damage? Can you post the brand name?
     
  5. 99dragon99

    99dragon99 G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    Pictures and info on the shells used would help. Name and model of the shotgun always help...
     
  6. neophyte

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    still learning: Sir, Thankfully no one was injured.
     
  7. Kaybe

    Kaybe G&G Evangelist

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    Glad you are ok!
     
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    toolman Resident Sasquatch Forum Contributor

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    Glad you're OK!
     
  9. Tack Driver

    Tack Driver G&G Evangelist

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    Glad you're alright, that's scary. Would be interesting to see a picture of it to see how it failed exactly... What shells were you firing through it?
     
  10. mouser868

    mouser868 G&G Evangelist

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    Glad you weren't injured but did ya have the sudden urge to go buy new underwear??

    By the way what kinda (brand, model) shotgun was it??
     
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  11. TXplt

    TXplt Gun Toting Boeing Driver Forum Contributor

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    When I looked at the title I thought I could only have a bad day at the range if I was arrested, served papers, hit by a meteor, or my gun blew up.

    Sorry to hear it and glad you are OK.

    Was the bore unobstructed ? Muzzle clear ? Correct length shells ? No 20/12 issue ?

    No matter how inexpensive any recent commercially made shotgun should not blow up. They are proofed to high pressures and shotgun pressures are usually low.
     
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  12. blaster

    blaster G&G Evangelist

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    glad you are ok. how did it blow up? did the barrel burst or split or did the chamber burst? pictures are good.
     
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    Pumpkinheaver G&G Evangelist

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    Glad you were not hurt.


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  14. RedneckCatholic

    RedneckCatholic G&G Evangelist

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    Whoa! Bad day at the range--Good day to be you!!
     
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