What would happen?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by 2muchfreetime, May 23, 2012.

  1. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    Well, yes, if one intentionally did not put powder in, hoping that "primer power" alone would drive the bullet, then it would be a squib. Then if it got stuck in the barrel it would also be a dud.
  2. Alpo

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    I answered a question different from what you asked because I presumed you were talking about a reloading error -leaving out the powder.
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    Called an OOPS!

    And my day is so much better now that I've had my semantics lesson :lmao2:

    SQUIB;
    A small firecracker that does not explode, or a broken firecracker.
    A short humorous or satric writing or speech.
    A non-magical person who is born to at least one magical parent.
    An electric match is a small explosive device which is used in pyrotechnics and display.
    A "squib" load is defined as one which has insufficient power to propel a bullet through the barrel of a gun.

    But no mention of a "low powered load for target shooting"...
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  4. soundguy

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    well there are soo many options to think about.

    i know cd and bb caps are not apples to apples here.. but I have also seen 'wad' guns that use primers in cartridges with a wad only.. simplar to a blank setup.. etc..
  5. ryan42

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    Thats pretty good Alpo I like how you think.
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    Yep, and if I read ALpo's definition correctly he's wrong too
  8. dammitman

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    i have experienced squibs and duds. i dont really have a need for either one.
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    Carver, be very careful with that assumption. I have witnessed and have personally pulled the trigger (unintentionally of course) on rounds that have cycled the slide without any powder. The only indication was the sound and the reduced recoil.
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    I would like to add a warning also, A revolver will still cycle with a squib or a dud whatever you want to refer to it as.
  11. Little Rooster

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    I also agree
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    I have seen a barrel that was cut in half after someone fired a squib and followed it up with additional shots. There were five bullets wedged into the barrel, neatly compressed against each other. The barrel was bulged but did not rupture.
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    I have only seen one squib/dud where somebody shot another bullet behind it. I was an RO at a GSSF match at our club and the guy shooting had a squib/dud. The slide locked and before me or the other RO could stop him he racked another round in and shot it. He ended up with a bulged barrel and nothing more. I figure he was pretty lucky.
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