Barrett .50bmg Kaboom...

Discussion in 'Shooting, Hunting and Fishing' started by steven04, Mar 26, 2009.

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  1. steven04

    steven04 Clanker

    Came across this on another site today.

    Reportedly occurred in Honduras.


    Story goes that the round failed to fire. The shooter didn't wait to see if it was a hang-fire, but pulled the bolt to the rear and the round went off

    Ammo was dated from '82. No additional info at this time.

    Shooter is lucky...he has nasty looking gash in his face...can post graphic pic upon request (if this sort of stuff is allowed on here ?)

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  2. JimmyNeutron

    JimmyNeutron War Hero

    Ouch! Poor drills!
     
  3. tropper66

    tropper66 Crow

    Do you think he had a scope bite
     
  4. JimmyNeutron

    JimmyNeutron War Hero

    Don't know but I bet he had to change his kecks!
     
  5. loopallu

    loopallu Old-Salt

    That is a proper brown shreddies moment
     
  6. stephen do you have a picture of his face?
     
  7. Graphic Face Pics!!


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  8. tropper66

    tropper66 Crow

    I bet he looks lika a panda
     
  9. Lucky he did'nt lose his hand as well. The Recoil Buffers on those are cheap plastic material that gets battered pretty quickly.

    Funny thing is I've used .50 Made by Frankford Arsenal in 1954 & Winchester-Western though one with not even a twitch.
     
  10. My favourite 50 cal video here .
     
  11. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    That's a beauty that one. Perhaps next time he does it, he'll give it a bit more range.
     
  12. BambiBasher

    BambiBasher Guest

    Didn't some American lunatic design a handgun that fired .50BMG, or was that a myth? I vaguely recall something about the ATF taking a dim view of it.
     
  13. JimmyNeutron

    JimmyNeutron War Hero

    That would be ace! :D :D :D
     
  14. JP47

    JP47 LE

    And This
     
  15. JimmyNeutron

    JimmyNeutron War Hero

    The lesson? Use frangible ammo at close ranges!