Barrett .50bmg Kaboom...

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 ?)

BarrettFailure1.jpg


BarrettFailure2.jpg
 
Do you think he had a scope bite
 
I bet he looks lika a panda
 
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.
 

Biped

LE
Book Reviewer
Suedehead said:
My favourite 50 cal video here .

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

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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.
 

JimmyNeutron

War Hero
BambiBasher said:
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.

That would be ace! :D :D :D
 

Bugsy

LE
What a shame both those Septics weren't immediately felled by strikes to their moronic foreheads in a blazingly glorious Darwinian pass.

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