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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:07 am 
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Surely it's within the ability of the MoD to actually establish which models of .50cal/12.7mm rifles are at risk, rather than leave the conclusion so open. I could understand this degree of vagueness were .308W rifles in question, but there are only a finite number of .50cal weapon designs currently in circulation.


Why should the MoD do this?

If it becomes a onerous task for them they'll just ban it to save time and money. Getting the NRA to do it removes the problem from them.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:12 am 
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John MH wrote:
... being left handed the shooter pulled the bolt back and slammed it forwards possibly thinking that the round was just being held by the magazine....


John,

Was it a left handed action?
If it was it makes no difference whether he was left or right handed if his action was similarly 'handed' to the causes and the outcome.
If it was a RH action he would be lucky if he didn't lose half his face, but he may have been able to look in the chamber and see what the problem was before an accident occurred.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:37 pm 
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Interesting on the .50, but any info on the Krag?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:13 am 
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Yes as timely a turnaround as the 50 incident on the conclusions of the Krag investigation would be good.

I'm still shooting my Krag, on non MoD ranges of course.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:41 am 
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I'm still not totally convinced , do 50 cals have softer primers or something? I chambered a primed case and try as I might I couldn't get it to go off no matter how hard I slammed a dummy round into it? (308)


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Is/was it down to the use of some very pointy monolithic bullets?

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ovenpaa wrote:
Is/was it down to the use of some very pointy monolithic bullets?


No, ammo was as per the safety notice.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:14 pm 
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Is there any more information on the Krags? I have three of them (one of each type). Does anyone know if this ban applys if using cast bullets at velocities below 1600fps?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:03 pm 
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The shooter involved with the Krag is still suspended from shooting by his Club.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:37 am 
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The shooter involved with the Krag is still suspended from shooting by his Club.


That's what five months now? What's taking so long?


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