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Old 03-08-2015, 04:42 PM
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Reloaded cart, perchance? Could mean metal fatigue from repeated resizing/bullet seating.

And an overloaded .357 puts a lot of unburned powder out the barrel, where it gets to explode like explosives always want, in all directions. Which, as you experienced, includes back your way.
Yes, reloaded brass. Likely a thin piece broken off from the end of the casing from resizing/trimming.

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Old 03-08-2015, 06:31 PM
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Years ago, I was firing a 357/38 revolver and a little piece of shell casing peeled off and struck me in the face, about an inch below my eye. I know it was part of a brass shell because it stuck in my skin.

Not sure how the heck it came back and hit me but it did. That was enough to convince me.

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Unusual w/ a wheelgun, but anything's (and everything's) possible where these "toys" are concerned.
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Old 03-08-2015, 06:32 PM
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Old 03-08-2015, 06:34 PM
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Reloaded cart, perchance? Could mean metal fatigue from repeated resizing/bullet seating.

And an overloaded .357 puts a lot of unburned powder out the barrel, where it gets to explode like explosives always want, in all directions. Which, as you experienced, includes back your way.
Reloads can be unreliable. In my case, the only "fails" I've experinced w/ reloads are squib rounds.
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