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Old 08-25-2015, 07:50 PM   #11
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I spoke to Mike M. who said when he was testing these guns the tube he got to fly only went about 100 ft before burying itself in the ground. Pretty sure we covered that area fairly well but I guess there's a small possibility we missed it. If we make it back over maybe we can try to canvas that area again..
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Old 08-25-2015, 08:16 PM   #12
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yes but what was the launch angle on this one?? I sure wouldn't wanna ask Nancy how she was holding it when it went off
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Old 08-26-2015, 01:15 AM   #13
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I spoke to Mike M. who said when he was testing these guns the tube he got to fly only went about 100 ft before burying itself in the ground. Pretty sure we covered that area fairly well but I guess there's a small possibility we missed it. If we make it back over maybe we can try to canvas that area again..
100 feet, just a point of reference, that is about the distance from the picnic table to the left hand corner of the pole barn. I could throw it that far. I could not however throw it through a gun case. I think Mike did not test the same sort of failure if max range was 100 feet.
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Old 08-26-2015, 01:25 AM   #14
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on way out of case it took front sight of end of barrel as well ...seems like that would not go very far


I bet we never find it
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Old 08-26-2015, 02:20 AM   #15
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He explained to me that he mounted the gun in a vice, filled it to 4500PSI and then proceeded to whack it with a hammer till she let loose.

I have no idea what angle mine was on when it let loose, but I bet it could not have been more then 10 deg up or down.
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Old 08-26-2015, 04:05 AM   #16
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He explained to me that he mounted the gun in a vice, filled it to 4500PSI and then proceeded to whack it with a hammer till she let loose.

I have no idea what angle mine was on when it let loose, but I bet it could not have been more then 10 deg up or down.
wow that sound like a dangerous way to test to failure.......
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Old 08-26-2015, 12:19 PM   #17
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He explained to me that he mounted the gun in a vice, filled it to 4500PSI and then proceeded to whack it with a hammer till she let loose.

I have no idea what angle mine was on when it let loose, but I bet it could not have been more then 10 deg up or down.
I am glad he lived to tell the tale, given the conditions you describe, and it further reinforces my belief that he caused a failure different from what we experienced. In any case, we shall continue the search.
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Old 11-02-2015, 12:47 AM   #18
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Anyone ever get the truth on what happened? I read on another forum that it was a shipping issue, BS IMO. If that was the case it would have happened on fill up, or while shooting. Sounds more like it's more a case of selling blems and hoping there's not a problem. I know for a fact the seller uses heat shrink in his so called "Pro Tuned Springers".
I hope this reply is OK, I know at another Forum I would get banned and trashed, for what I said.
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Old 11-03-2015, 08:26 PM   #19
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Have not heard anything from Mike yet. He said the parts were out at a metallurgical lab for testing.
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Old 11-07-2015, 02:35 AM   #20
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I don't think the truth will ever come out, especially from the GTA. The issue has to due with defective merchandise that MM, bought to make a fast buck. One of the reasons he has no commit on the issue. I apologize if that's out of line, but I call them as is.
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