Mishap at range today and pics

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  1. JUNKKING

    JUNKKING Active Member

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    I went to the range today first time in 3 weeks due to work and rain. I was shooting my MKIII and somehow there was a round in the chamber and the bolt forced another round into the rimfire and it went off. I didn't get hurt just felt a little heat on my hand and alot of smoke. Anyone ever have this happen to them? The pics are of the bullet that pushed and the round that split and went off with bolt open. the guns are my MKIII with the red dot and MKII open sights. The targets are 50 yards the center target is open sights and the two three inch are with the red dot. Using a box from an empty brick as a rest.

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  2. Dirtypacman

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    I am glad you were not hurt. Anything larger then .22 you may not have been so lucky. Good to see the MKIII was not damaged, I would still recommend having a gunsmith look at it for the just in case.
  3. JUNKKING

    JUNKKING Active Member

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    I think it was the ammo dirty. I was advised by Ruger not to use Remngton golden bullet and I had about 75 left so I did it anyway. This happened on the twelth round. After checking everything I switched ammo and fired another 550 cci blazers with not a problem.
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    Well that answers the question on if its suitable to fire through again.
    Nice shooting by the way :)
  5. pinecone70

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    Dang! Well, my handful of remaining golden bullets are going into my revolver for sure....

    Glad you just got a little warm!
  6. fedupdon

    fedupdon New Member

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    had something like that happen only mine happened with the gun was out of battery and remminton just blew off my complaint
  7. PPK 32

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    I won't use Remmington .22s in anything, way too many problems.
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    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

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    This is where I'm getting to be, too. I like their centerfire ammo (what little I've used), and I'm a big fan of many of their firearms, but the rimfire stuff just doesn't seem to be any good anymore.
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    Glad to hear you didn't get hurt.

    I will have to see if I have any of that ammo. :mad:
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    I have no gripes on the centerfire ammo either but the rimfire stuff is ridiculously poor quality. This is the first time I have seen this problem. Glad no one got hurt.
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    Junk, glad you didn't get hurt and it sounds like the pistol came through it in good shape, too. Oh man, I think the three bricks of .22 I bought last week were Remington!
  12. ARB

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    My remington golds have caused a lot of malfunctions. I'm trying to eek my way through the rest of the brick. What else can I do, you know?
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    Um, accidentally leave them at the range? (I've done that....) :eek:
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    I actually gave them to a neighbor. I had two more bricks here that I was saving for him. He has a WASR in 22lr and it will eat anything, He can deal with the problems. I told and showed him what happened to me last night and he still took them. I think sometime people will shrug safety for a dollar. Not me. JUNK
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    Unfortunately, I'm too stubborn. Thinking,"I know they all can't be bad". ERRR!:D
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    Haha! Last time I was at the range, I found seven .22 shells in the parking lot--six of them fired and I was laughing away! I bet somebody thought they were awful!
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    Did anyone see the Mythbusters this week where they beat on centerfire cases (empty, of course, except for the primer) to see if it was possible to set off the primer with a hit from a gun butt. The cartridge case heads were so beat up that it was hard to tell that the piece of brass was originally a cartridge case AND the primers did not go off. I winced seeing the guns so horrible mistreated!

    Of course, that obviously would not be the case on a rimfire round as noted above when a soft lead bullet was force against the rim of a live round in the chamber and the chambered round went off.

    LDBennett
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    How did this happen? Did the gun double feed? Or was there a dud and you hand racked the slide and it went off?
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    I think the gun had a double feed not too sure it happened too fast.
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    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I was trying to figure that out also -
    A live one in the chamber, and another one hit it and set it off?
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