Saturday, May 1, 2021

Kabooms

 A discussion of kabooms by Ian at Forgotten Weapons.

 

H/T to lee n. field in the comments for the link

6 comments:

Old NFO said...

Good video, thanks!

Borepatch said...

This is really interesting, and the part where he talked about case separation made me think of the time that ASM826 and I were shooting the Enfield and we had a separation. There was no fuss at all (no hot gas) so there may be something in the bolt design to provide a fail safe.

I posted about this 7 or 8 years ago but can't find it in the 13000+ post archive.

SgtBob said...

BP: Unable to comment on posts unless piggyback on first comments. Is that from my machine? Same problem with Miguel.

Borepatch said...

SgtBob, I'm not seeing these getting flagged as spam. Don't know what's up.

Goober said...

One thing he didn't mention that he should have is that "out of battery" failures very often also result in a squib style barrel obstruction. The pressure is relieved before the bullet clears the barrel.

Any out of battery failure should result in a barrel clearing check prior to firing again.

Danny said...

Slap rounds are loaded hot to start.If they were bad reloads that is one thing.The other thing is that the previous 2 rounds were showing signs of increasing pressure(larger muzzle flashes), possibility of bore obstruction from sabot failing.Just what i observed on the video - FWIW. Danny