Chinese Ammo Causes Big Bang?

Chinese Ammo Causes Big Bang?

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    Chinese Ammo Causes Big Bang?

    I cannot confirm this, but I got this info and pictures in an email from an old friend...I'm posting basically what I received, and am looking for comments/feedback on its validity...

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    S&W 44 Magnum accident

    First it was baby formula, then pet food but now you should watch out when buying anything from China, including bright, shiny ammunition.

    A guy came into the police department the other day to ask a favor. He had a S&W 629 (.44 Mag) that he wanted to dispose of after a mishap at the range. He said there was a loud bang when he tested his new ammo, (Chinese made), and the gun smacked him in the forehead, leaving a nice gash. When the tweety birds cleared from around his head, the pictures show what he saw. Bet he never uses Chinese made ammo again!
    Looks like when the round in the chamber went off, it also set off at least two other rounds in adjacent cylinders.
    I would have hated to been the one that pulled the trigger on that one!




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    Talk about a bad day at the range, he's lucky he wasn't hurt more than he was. Also lost a nice revolver. Was the ammo cheaper or what?
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    WOW, another reason not to buy anything made in China.


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    Apparently this one has been going around the internet for a while. I think it originally said the guy had used home reloads as opposed to ammo made in China. Double powder maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SigHawk View Post
    Apparently this one has been going around the internet for a while. I think it originally said the guy had used home reloads as opposed to ammo made in China. Double powder maybe?
    I'm going to have to agree with that.

    Isn't it illegal to import Chinese ammo into the U.S.?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SigHawk View Post
    Apparently this one has been going around the internet for a while. I think it originally said the guy had used home reloads as opposed to ammo made in China. Double powder maybe?
    Hard to know what's what, unless coming from the horse's mouth.
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    That's the first thing I thought when I saw the photo's....home reloads.

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    I just found a reloaders forum, and this was posted back in 2007...

    Not CHinese ammo then, but home reloads gone bad...
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    Is there ANY Chinese ammo sold in this country?

    This one has been making the rounds on the Errormet for a couple of years or more now. It has various first- or second-person reports (e.g., "a guy brought this into my gun store today...") and is sometimes stated as "the gun had only six rounds through it when it blew up." The "Chinese ammo" is a relatively new twist.

    In all likelihood, this was a reloading failure.

    I am unaware of any CHINESE ammo imported commercially into the USA. Yugoslavian, Israeli, Bulgarian, Russian, Italian, German... but Chinese? I haven't even seen any Chinese milsurp ammo here. Can anyone else confirm the presence of any Chinese ammo here, of ANY caliber, much less that uniquely American .44 Mag?
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    To my knowledge the last Chinese ammo imported into the US was in 1994. I have Chinese 7.62x39 with a 94' mfg date, which is the best milspec 7.62x39 ammo.

    Clinton sent a letter to ATF in 1994 banning all Chinese import ammo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    This one has been making the rounds on the Errormet for a couple of years or more now. It has various first- or second-person reports (e.g., "a guy brought this into my gun store today...") and is sometimes stated as "the gun had only six rounds through it when it blew up." The "Chinese ammo" is a relatively new twist.

    In all likelihood, this was a reloading failure.

    I am unaware of any CHINESE ammo imported commercially into the USA. Yugoslavian, Israeli, Bulgarian, Russian, Italian, German... but Chinese? I haven't even seen any Chinese milsurp ammo here. Can anyone else confirm the presence of any Chinese ammo here, of ANY caliber, much less that uniquely American .44 Mag?

    EXACTLY! You can get Com Block ammo for rifles and semiautomatic pistols but I have ever seen wheel gun ammo. S&B makes some but that is Czech made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    This one has been making the rounds on the Errormet for a couple of years or more now. It has various first- or second-person reports (e.g., "a guy brought this into my gun store today...") and is sometimes stated as "the gun had only six rounds through it when it blew up." The "Chinese ammo" is a relatively new twist.

    In all likelihood, this was a reloading failure.

    I am unaware of any CHINESE ammo imported commercially into the USA. Yugoslavian, Israeli, Bulgarian, Russian, Italian, German... but Chinese? I haven't even seen any Chinese milsurp ammo here. Can anyone else confirm the presence of any Chinese ammo here, of ANY caliber, much less that uniquely American .44 Mag?
    Exactly what I was thinking. What is this "Chinese ammo?" Brand name? No information here that would normally be instantly included in such a case as this. I have never seen any Chinese-made ammo here.

    Seems to me a thin cover up for a reloading failure.

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    Now you can say that you have, albeit a different caliber.
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