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Scott from Kentucky Ballistics had a near death experience when a hot SLAP round blew up his rifle.


He is lucky to be alive.
 

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Holy cow! :eek: I bet he never got SLAPPED like that before!

Best line - "You can’t tourniquet a neck."
 
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"Just stick a thumb in it" lol

That's actually not the first time I've heard of that technique saving a life.
 

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When he counts his blessings this will be towards the top. He should have bled out. Glad he didn’t.
 

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So..... did we ever learn WHY this happened?
Defective rifle? Bad threads?
Defective cartridge--- loaded to nearly twice the chamber pressure than it should have been, per military specs for that specialty saboted round?
Excessive wear and tear on the rifle, and lack of periodic safety inspections?
 

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So..... did we ever learn WHY this happened?
Defective cartridge--- loaded to nearly twice the chamber pressure than it should have been, per military specs for that specialty saboted round?
This. Listen around minutes 3-5. Both he and Mark Serbu seemed to agree that the round was loaded way hotter then normal and may have been a hand load and not a mil surplus round.
 
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Heres the latest from Mark Sebu himself about the rifle and incident.

Apparently Scott is in the process of sending it to Mark for further analysis.

 
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