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Old 01-24-2013, 12:18   #11
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Originally Posted by PEC-Memphis View Post
Most of the stainless barrels I've seen that experienced a double charge / or obstructed barrel split - although this one is most impressive....

.....the OEM barrels seem to bulge rather than split.
The hammer forging process usually yields a stronger barrel. Not to mention most tool steels with the proper heat treat are stronger than the stainless used in most barrels.

I am not sure if companies like KKM, Storm lake and etc machine their barrels from bar stock, a casting or a forging though.

I am not surprised the barrel split the way it did. I would think the barrel failed due to a squib there would be a bulge closer to muzzle from the squib load bullet being stuck in the barrel. I still think this was a double charge.

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