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Kaboom

The tale of an FiveseveN exploding. Warning: graphic pics.

Have to ask those FN guys about that.

7 Responses to “Kaboom”

  1. Jim W Says:

    When a product explodes in your hand, it is time to lawyer up, not talk to customer service.

  2. Robb Allen Says:

    Unless I read that wrong, it was a reloaded round. For all the talk of case head separation, out of battery firing, blah blah blah, as a reloader I’m always partial to “crap, I threw a double charge” as the primary explanation.

    That’s another reason I like loading rifle better – a double charge results in powder all over the place. Kind of hard to miss.

  3. chris Says:

    thing is, the 5.7 case is so small and this guy was using 5.1 grains of powder… if he used 10.2, he wouldnt have been able to seat the bullet…

    to me, just at the first glance at the chamber in the pictures i immediately thought that the gun fired out of battery…

    reload or not, that would have catastrophic results…

  4. Les Jones Says:

    Probably not a double charge. From what folks are saying here it’s more likely a lack of resized brass. 5.7mm apparently stretches quite a bit even after just one firing (see pics at that link). If you don’t resize you get an unsupported case head and the potential for out of battery firing.

  5. Lyle Says:

    Ow.

  6. countertop Says:

    At the High Road at least, it looks like he’s retracted his complaints about FN.

    Moral of the story – don’t reload if you don’t know what your doing.

  7. Robb Allen Says:

    I’ve come to the realization that it’s time to discard my 10mm brass. 5 firings is enough for each case.