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Old November 30, 2022, 07:57 AM   #26
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Yeah, I'm not at all talking about the 8mm Mauser Carcanos.

Maximum pressure on the round is about 56,000 PSI.

Again, I've not heard of any verified accounts of an 8mm Carcano opening up, but I'm not particularly willing to play those odds, either.
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Old November 30, 2022, 10:51 AM   #27
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Unfortunately, I have. One, at least.
I know a fellow in Australia whose friend popped one about a year ago. Lost an eye and suffered damage to both arms and a hand. Photos of the rifle went around some of the surplus circles for a few weeks, but it didn't get big attention like the Lee Navy fatality or the always 'viral' .300 Blackout in a 5.56 chamber incidents.

He now has too much anxiety to shoot at all and sold everything he owned, except for collectibles that were never fired anyway (like a C96 Mauser, artillery Luger, and similar).

Whether the root cause was ammunition or the rifle, I will probably never know.
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Old November 30, 2022, 03:22 PM   #28
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"Whether the root cause was ammunition or the rifle, I will probably never know."

Yeah, that's the rub. Bad reload? Something in the barrel? Without having a better idea as to what really happened, it's a crapshoot.
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I own one. I reload for mine. Hornady occassionally produces the bullets and I use Lee dies. Mine is a carbine and has fixed sights. The front sight can be tapped over for windage. It's fairly accurate for what it is.
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