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    Default Re: Bone head thing we did reloading.

    Quote Originally Posted by JoshIronshaft View Post
    There is actually a lot to be read on barrel obstructions in Hatcher's Notebook. He performed a lot of experiments. One of his conclusions (page 190) is that a bullet stuck anywhere in a barrel could be safely shot out with a full standard charge of powder with no harm to the gun (probably done with a 1903 Springfield). You can find a copy of this really interesting book on amazon or find a free PDF by googling it.

    I am curious how a blow back pistol caliber gun would respond to this same experiment.

    I would not attempt this with a large bore gun, like 20mm+ (hell I would probably exhaust all other options before attempting this with even a 50 BMG). The risk of the powder detonating in the increased volume of space would be too great for my tolerance. There are funny things that can happen when an accelerating pressure wave encounters a large stuck mass in its path that I don't even want to try and wrap my brain around. Luckily it seems to be a safe practice with small bore guns.
    Something similar went through my head before I pushed the trigger.
    I placed the gun under my truck and stood on the tailgate, and pressed the trigger with a broom handle.
    FJB

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    Default Re: Bone head thing we did reloading.

    Quote Originally Posted by bogey1 View Post
    Something similar went through my head before I pushed the trigger.
    I placed the gun under my truck and stood on the tailgate, and pressed the trigger with a broom handle.
    ROFLMAO I'll bet your father had his hands full when you were like 14 or so.
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    Default Re: Bone head thing we did reloading.

    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
    ROFLMAO I'll bet your father had his hands full when you were like 14 or so.
    Ive been bending over backwards for my parents the last 30 years, and that still hasn't scratched the
    surface of redemption. They have forgotten most, which is a good thing, but I remember most
    ADHD is a wonderful thing for a child
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