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IanB

Bye Bye Hmr!

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Got another HMR for shooting rabbits with the night vision about 5 weeks back, had a bit of a mishap using hornady blue tips. To say I nearly shit myself is an understatement, could of blown my hand off if I was a south paw and my ear is still ringing..the stock ended up in bits 2 foot away..trigger guard bent, magazine holder and bolt jammed..Round must of got stuck in the barrel and had another one behind it..not recommended !

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Did you miss the sonic crack of the previous round?

 

Yip, but in fairness jammed bullet heads are all too common with these rounds the manufacturers want there arse's kicking..

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That's true. I've got a Sako Quad hmr on order to replace my Hornet - makes you wonder.

 

Has it put you off them?

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Wow ! You were lucky to walk away unscathed Ian ... This is not such an unusual occorance with this round , will you get another Hmr ?

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That's horrendous, the outcome could have been much worse. someone is gong to get seriously injured with this ammo

 

Glad you're OK

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Christ - if anything will make you develop a flinch it'll be that! Glad you escaped with all your fingers and eyes. Was the scope ok?

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And yet another hmr blowing up thread, no doubt some clever so and so will come on and tell us hmr ammo is perfectly safe, glad you escaped unscathed.

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Strange it blew up like that seeing the bolt and mag are still in place.

 

The empty shell is still fused to the bolt, and the heads are still lodged in the barrel, I can't believe the barrel didn't peel back like a banana...looking at the actual action is doesn't look that bad, although as I say the trigger guard and magazine holder are bent down and cracked..

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Fokinell that's lucky.

Guns can be replaced mate,euro millions ticket this week I reckon.

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It's important these issues are publicised. Had it not been for THL I'd be none the wiser. I do like my HMR but I am mindful of squib rounds.

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Just spoke to EB the distributors, the rifle and ammunition are being sent back to them. I don't think the blue tips have been in circulation for a couple of year, so I probably got a 50/50 mix of red and blue, when I bought a 1000. Speaking to the distributors, they said the rifle is designed to do what it did, as it vents back near the bolt.

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