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#6113374 - 01/01/16 02:34 PM Fragments sprayed in my face
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My buddy wanted me to sight in his Remington 7mm Mag today. When I fired the first (and only) shot I had fragments spray back in my face. I've never had this happen with any firearm before. What would have caused this?

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#6113378 - 01/01/16 02:37 PM Re: Fragments sprayed in my face [Re: Ringer1]
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Could have been a hot load, old ammo, an obstruction in the bore, something wrong with the rifle, Hillary Clinton, etc.
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#6113379 - 01/01/16 02:37 PM Re: Fragments sprayed in my face [Re: Ringer1]
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My guess, blown primer or possible case failure. Or maybe just some gas leakage from a loose primer pocket?
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#6113382 - 01/01/16 02:40 PM Re: Fragments sprayed in my face [Re: Ringer1]
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Wow, close call there. Have you looked at the casing? Perhaps cracked case or blown primer? How did the bolt feel on opening? Did you verify the caliber is 7mm mag? Buddy supply the ammo? Quite a few variables to check. Pictures help.

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#6113385 - 01/01/16 02:42 PM Re: Fragments sprayed in my face [Re: Ringer1]
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Need more info. What does the case look like?
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#6113409 - 01/01/16 03:00 PM Re: Fragments sprayed in my face [Re: Ringer1]
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Like others have said, pictures of the case, including the head stamp, would be very helpful. Also, was it a bolt action or semi-auto?
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#6113457 - 01/01/16 03:32 PM Re: Fragments sprayed in my face [Re: Ringer1]
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Definitely need more info.

We know what the barrel chamber is supposed to be, but not the rifle manufacturer. Would like to see the stamping on the barrel and the head-stamp on the brass.

Is the wound you have from 'shrapnel' or were you 'flame cut'?

Did you check the cartridge you chambered? Could you have possibly fired a .270 (or any number of other cartridges) in a 7mm mag. chamber?
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#6113470 - 01/01/16 03:40 PM Re: Fragments sprayed in my face [Re: Ringer1]
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The case won't eject from the gun. I did make sure that it was the correct ammo. I'm going to take it to the gunsmith on the way home. Just crazy.

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#6113482 - 01/01/16 03:48 PM Re: Fragments sprayed in my face [Re: Ringer1]
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It had way too much pressure, most likely. The ammo could have been loaded wrong or the bore could have been obstructed or any number of things.
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#6113570 - 01/01/16 04:35 PM Re: Fragments sprayed in my face [Re: Ringer1]
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The important thing is that your injury was minor, and your eyes came out OK.

I have had the same thing happen, one time. My son was standing near and he said, "You look like you've seen a ghost!"

Boy was I glad that I was wearing shooting glasses!
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#6113726 - 01/01/16 06:00 PM Re: Fragments sprayed in my face [Re: Ringer1]
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Exactly why you wear glasses when shooting
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#6113879 - 01/01/16 07:05 PM Re: Fragments sprayed in my face [Re: TCB]
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Originally Posted By: TCB
Exactly why you wear glasses when shooting


+1000
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#6113926 - 01/01/16 07:23 PM Re: Fragments sprayed in my face [Re: syncerus]
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Originally Posted By: syncerus
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Exactly why you wear glasses when shooting


+1000


Used to work at a gun range and had a lot of guys get kind of crappy with me when I made them wear shooting glasses, or when they had to buy a pair in order to shoot because they left them at home. It was a rule and we had to kick them off if they didn't wear them (after warning them). You would think you wouldn't have to force a person to protect the only set of eyes they'll ever get.

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#6113937 - 01/01/16 07:27 PM Re: Fragments sprayed in my face [Re: Ringer1]
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Amen, glad you're okay Ringer rock_on
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#6113944 - 01/01/16 07:30 PM Re: Fragments sprayed in my face [Re: TCB]
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Originally Posted By: TCB
Exactly why you wear glasses when shooting


Thank you
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