The Provo City Shooting Sports Park gun range in the local canyon recently had a mishap with a Mosin-Nagant. I haven’t volunteered as a Range Safety Officer on the city managed range in close to a year, so I wasn’t there at the time of the incident. I don’t have enough information to speculate seriously but maybe someone else recognizes the state of the cartridge in the photo.
We had a gun/ammunition accident at the range Saturday. A 7.62x54R cartridge exploded, causing damaging a shooters hand. This is the second time I’ve seen this problem. However I can’t find anyone on the internet that has had this problem. Attached is a picture of the cartridge in question. The primer had not been hit. Most of the bullet was still in the case, part of it did hit the 25 yard berm. The shooter is having metal taken out of his hand, wrist, chest and throat today.
If anyone has any knowledge of this kind of problem, please let me know. If you have any contacts that may have seen this problem let me know. I am taking suggestions on what to say in a training script, so we can work the problem before it happens again.