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European Rifle Burst Test

These videos were filmed quite a long time ago and have been on the internet for years. They came to my attention when I was researching the strength of the Blaser actions. Occasionally these videos will come up and the only compilation I have ever been able to find has a distracting watermark across the middle of them and terrible …

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Bolt Gun Kaboom

When I posted some images of the 300 Blackout in the 223 rifle Kaboom, one of the more common throwaway lines was, “That is why I don’t run automatics”. Ehhh…ok? So when these images crossed my desk, I figured it was time to bring this topic back to the fore. You can catastrophically kaboom any gun if you stick the …

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Catastrophic AR Failure

We have a guest post by a reader named Josh. He shares with us his story about a catastrophic AR kaboom he had this year. It’s interesting to read how it all played out. But I also wish to add a datapoint of my own. Earlier this year, our local SWAT team had a Kaboom with factory ammo (Fiocchi) that …

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Another Strike Against The 300 Blackout

Our regulars know that, at least for the foreseeable future, we want nothing to do with the 300 Blackout cartridge. Yes, I am aware that it is the flavor of the day. Yes, I am aware that it’s optimal for suppression. Yes, I am aware many say it preforms like a 7.62×39 but in a AR. Sure. Sure. Which is …

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338 Lapua Rifle KaBoom.

Here are some photos of a Savage 338 Lapua that suffered a catastrophic failure when the user, finding his brass cases were sticking in the chamber, was using cleaning rod to push them out. It is my understanding that this user was quite experienced and just had a “brain fart” and forgot what he was doing.   The shooter was …