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Old 01-28-2008, 08:34 PM   #1
 
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AK-47 Video kB!

Not the greatest camera work, but still worth a look.

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As far as I can tell the shooter was not injured. He didn’t drop the gun and grab his face, just turned and looked for the top cover. The cameraman’s tone of voice is also pretty casual.

There was a failure to fire before the kaBOOM! Is that a clue that points toward low quality ammo?

I watched it several times. It sounds like someone in the background said, “that’s the second person I’ve seen that happen to.”
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Ouch!

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or a slam without making it to the chamber?
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...and an immediate violation of the rule about where you point the bang-end...
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Re: AK-47 Video kB!

IMO that AK was the victem of bad ammo. I do check the comertial ammo that I buy in the Gunshop and I have found bad ammo before. I know people who have had to resupply ammo in the Middle east and you have to check and weigh everything you get.

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Along the same lines I was surfing Youtube and found frightening video of an MK-19 Grenade launcher going Ka-boom. Thankfully it was firing practice rounds.
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Not the greatest camera work, but still worth a look.
Agreed, but in a more appropriate Forum, okay?
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I do check the comertial ammo that I buy in the Gunshop…
That's good… Spell-checking is a worthwhile effort as well.
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Sorry Dean, I was focused more on the kB! not on the gun being full-auto.

Edge- Good Catch.

Rock- Do you do anything besides eyeball the ammo while loading it into your gun(s).

MK-19’s are very cool , but that SUCKS! Can we assume a HE round would detonate under the same circumstance.
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Jack,

I would also check the weight of the rounds and with surplus run a magnet over them. I check the weight because relatives of mine found vast differences in the weights of their issue rounds when they were in the Middle east. The magnet is to find ammo with steel cores or steel jackets. I would need to do a barrel erosion study but I do belive that running steel jacketed rounds down a barrel will increase wear.

As far as that MK-19 going up... it is theoretically possible for a bad 40mm round to detonate prematurely. The chance is (hopefully) next to nil but like being struck by lightning or winning the lotto it could happen. More likely one would have to call in an EOD in order to dispose of unexploded ordinance.
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Thanks Rock.

Not really related but I can’t help myself.

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somebody off-cam yelled "bad ammo".
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somebody off-cam yelled "bad ammo".
Speaking of bad ammo when discussing the video's with a few friends one had the following to say.

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Lori and I like using UMP 9mm in our subguns (MP5 and Uzi), but we're always VERY CAREFUL to verify which plant produced the ammo before we buy a case (1,000 rounds.) UMP has factories in the US, in Korea, and in Mexico. Guess which one of the three produces crappy ammo? If you guessed "siesta land", move to the head of the class. During one of our monthly full-auto matches several years ago, we had Mexican-manufactured UMP 9mm ammo "squib" in our MP5, not once, but TWICE. The only reason that we didn't blow up the gun was that the squibbed round lodged the slug in the barrel close enough to the chamber that the following round wouldn't chamber completely enough for the action to lock up. Otherwise, we'd have stacked up multiple slugs in the barrel and it would have exploded.
Now, Mark is not the only person who has stated that ammo quality is very important. He is the only one who admits to almost having an automatic weapon blow up in his face.
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