Don't forget the bore sighting device!

Don't forget the bore sighting device!

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    Don't forget the bore sighting device!

    OUCH!
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    This has been posted before, but it's definitely worth another look as a reminder!


    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

    Rudyard Kipling


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    OW! That didn't look pleasant.
    "My God David, We're a Civilized society."

    "Sure, As long as the machines are workin' and you can call 911. But you take those things away, you throw people in the dark, and you scare the crap out of them; no more rules...You'll see how primitive they can get."
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    WOW!
    At first was amused until I saw the poor guy on the stretcher.
    At the risk of sounding stupid, can someone explain what exactly happened?
    (Yeah, I know....Da gun blowed up!)
    If a cartridge explodes, would'nt the damage be closer up the barrel, closer to the point of firing pin contact?
    And what is that gizmo in the last frame?
    TX!

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    That's the bore-sighting device, which goes inside the barrel from the muzzle end to align the sights.

    If left in the barrel when the gun is fired, it acts as a bore obstruction.

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    Apparently the fellow left the bore sighting device (thats the pinkish object in the last frame!) in the muzzle. It acted as a bore obstruction and the bbl split. Moral: don't leave anything in bbl!!!

    FYI: same results'l happen if you fail to seat a ball on the powder charge in a muzzle loading rifle....not always, but enough blow ups are recorded to make me cautious as hell...BO (of all types) is best avoided!

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    If left in the barrel when the gun is fired, it acts as a bore obstruction.
    DUH!
    Jeez, is that thing put in so tight that it wouldn't just pop out?
    And does it use a laser for adjusting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasBoot View Post
    DUH!
    Jeez, is that thing put in so tight that it wouldn't just pop out?
    And does it use a laser for adjusting?
    Its a matter of pressure. The bore-spud has to be snug enough to give reasonable alignment, and it has either the weight of the collimator, or battery and emitter, providing inertia. Throw a projectile with energy to propel it >2000 fps, and the bore sight can't be pushed far enough fast enough to clear the bore, sooo...

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