50BMG round hammer fail

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by oil pan 4, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    It's a very bloody graph pic I took while in Afghanistan. I'll post it if the mods say it's ok.
    Once you see it you can't unsee it.
    This is what happens when you use a 50 Cal round as a hammer, holding the round in your hand and striking the tip of a quick release pin.
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    Last edited: Oct 29, 2016
  2. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    I guess they said it wasn't okay...or I need my glasses. :)
  3. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    We're not the squeamish type here , post away . Unless you've been told different from someone with more authority than me . And I have no authority on this forum . But I will take it in a pm or a link to the pic .
  4. Legion489

    Legion489 Rev. 2:19 Banned

    The sheeple can click on the link or not as they want. If they then whine and cry like babies that they were warned and ignored the warning, then they got what they deserved. For the rest of us, we can handle it.
  5. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    I figured I would give fair warning.
    On myth busters they cooked off some rounds in a fire and there was no way it could do this. I guess there is a big difference between heat cooking off the propellant and a primer fired propellant burn.
    2016-10-29 14.35.08.
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  6. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    That is a Darwin Moment.... Hope the rest of him, lived....
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  7. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Messy.... And, a definite Darwin moment!
  8. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Did they save the hand? Looks like the thumb and two fingers are possible but, of course, I wouldn't know but I hope so.
  9. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Most of the muscle and tendon is gone, I'm afraid he will have to learn to use a hook.
  10. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Looks like he will be a pirate for Halloween [js]
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  11. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King |RIP 11-4-2017

    Thinking about it, it would only be a true Darwin moment if he were killed or otherwise prevented from reproducing.

    Hopefully, it was more of a teaching moment.

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  12. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    No saving that!!!
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  13. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    So let me get this straight.

    He held a 50 BMG round in his hand, and used the case head (the end with the PRIMER) to strike some kind of a pointed pin or object in order to get it to move or release something? It would seem as though this individual had no idea of how ammunition works. He does now.
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  14. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Reminds me of a security police man who slid across a vinyl seat wearing a nylon jacket and picked up an electronically primed 20mm.... static electricity set it off with similar results....
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  15. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    Yeah it was a quick release pin on the gun turret on top of a hmmwv is what I was told. I didn't see it happen.
  16. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu RIP 4/19/2018

    Hands gone! That's sad, and stupid! Best wishes for the guys recovery!
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  17. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    He's going to be a pirate. Hopefully he was left handed.
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  18. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    Wife took a look at the picture and said that with out seeing the full set of X-Rays, most likely the entire hand would be lost! Depending on the Trauma center he was sent to, I can see that as likely! We both agree that there is way too much tissue damage and likely the best action would be a full amp at the wrist, instead of trying to save it!
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  19. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    A good reminder of what could happen when you reload, fire a weapon without checking the barrel, make sure it is 223 and not 300 blackout, etc. Those things are designed to go boom and it never is allowed to be careless. Gun safety, reloading safety, ammo handling and storage, gun maintenance, all are forever things and never can be ignored. Thanks for the reminder and I hope we can all learn from some one else mistake. I hope the Lord never hits me over the head that hard to get my attention.
  20. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    drop the mag, cycle the action to clear the round, click, cycle the action, click, insert mag, cycle the action, cli .. boom.
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