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Just wanted to share this with. This week I fired a 445 Super Mag round in my 309JDJ Contender barrel.  34.0 gr of AA1680 and a Nosler 240 gr. HP bullet. The gun held together. Please be careful at the range!!!!
I e-mail JD Jones and here is his reply:

Hi JD,
Well I got up enough nerve to e-mail you about the, STUPIDEST thing I have ever done at the range last night. Just please call me lucky after you call me stupid.
I fired a 445SM round in my 309 barrel. I was shooting my 6.5JDJ,309JDJ, & 445SM (made by SSK) and I had both guns on the bench beside me and I just
picked up the WRONG one. The bullet went out the barrel and visually the barrel looks okay but I'm wondering what I should do with it. Is there any way you can check it out or should I count my blessings that I have ten fingers and two eyes and order another 309?

JD's Reply:

I would have bet the farm that combination would have turned it into shrapnel..   You are one lucky guy.  I would think it prudent to send the gun and frame in for a check to be sure nothing is stretched etc.  Last one we had in was a bolt gun in 22-250 that a guy fired a Remington 7.62x39 in---split the bolt lengthwise.  The bullet stayed in the chamber witha 22 cal hole through it.  Had it been a steel core military it could have been bad.  Everyone makes mistakes---don't let it bother you---its a cheap lesson even if the gun turns out to be junk.  JD
 

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Ahh, the old unintentional bullet power swager. <!--emo&:)--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'><!--endemo-->

Glad you made it out of that one OK.


Hang in,  Ray
 

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Hi Contender,
Big time power swagger. I mic'ed the barrel and it is .005 of an inch lager in diameter in the camber section. I sure am lucky. I have been trying several bullets and powders. Sure glad it wasn't the cast 325gr. LBT bullet behind H110.
Going to drive down and see JD Jones tomorrow and bring my new baby home. Another 309JDJ barrel.
 
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