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How many here have had a squib?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Handshaker, Jul 27, 2022.

  1. epags

    epags Member

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    Ditto. Once you have heard the sound you will always recognize the sound. Several times when shooting with friends, even when the shooter recognizes it and stops, I find that I did as well and have started to move to stop him. In every case, it has been reloads. Never had one with a factory load.
     
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  2. epags

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    I have one or two. It was solely due to my spouse interrupting my reloading! That's my story and I will stick with it, o_Oo_Oo_O
     
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  3. Mark_Mark

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    good buddy of my was shooting his S&W 1911 and “Puff-pop” he did the look at the gun thing and chambered another round. I stoped him so quickly! He learned a lesson too!
     
  4. Riomouse911

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    One, it was my own reloaded round. I somehow missed dropping a full charge in a .44 Special.

    Luckily the 200 gr coated bullet had just enough oomph to exit the barrel. It hit about a foot low on the B-27 compared to the previous shots.

    I stopped shooting because it sounded wrong when that round was fired. A check of the barrel showed it was clear, so I kept shooting. :thumbup:

    Stay safe..
     
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  5. aaaaa

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    No squibs yet, but I have only been shooting for about a year (not counting shotguns in the late 1970s). I have had a hangfire. Went looking for the hangfire thread, but they are all closed out.
     
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  6. GRIZ22

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    I guess I've been lucky. I've easily fired at least several hundred thousand rounds in over 50 years of shooting both reloads and factory ammo. Only had one squib with an Aquila (sp) 30 carbine round. No powder, primer only, which pushed the bullet into the rifling just a bit. It would have prevented another round from being chambered. Popped out of the barrel with a cleaning rod.
     
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  7. BLACKHAWKNJ

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    Had one in my 4" S&W M-57, my reloads, the bullet wedged in the forcing cone, tied up the revolver. Knocked it out when I got home.
    Had a bad batch of military 45 ACP ammo at a range when I was in the National Guard once.
     
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  8. Rockrivr1

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    Had a squib in my Springfield Armory Champion in 45acp with my first batch of 45acp reloads. At first I didn't realize what it was and luckily the bullet was in a position that the gun wouldn't go into battery with the next round. Someone shooting next to me realized what had happened and called a cease fire on the range. He had a wooden dowl and we banged it out. Though I didn't trust my reloads after that.
     
  9. Speedo66

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    “Why did you keep shooting”. “They all sounded the same, so I thought they were fine.”
     
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  10. Speedo66

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    One range I went to had a table members could leave stuff for sale. Many years ago found several boxes of “Albert’s Reloads” in .380 at just a few bucks a box. Hey, great score!

    Every other round was a squib. A little notice would have been nice. I don’t reload .380 so they sat for years. Wound up selling them as “components only” when .380 was impossible to find a couple of years ago.
     
  11. Ethan Verity

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    I had one, it was practically done on purpose... I was testing primer-sealers by soaking some rounds in gun oil for a few days. It's not scary when you're expecting it, lol... I already had the wood dowel and hammer ready. The bullet just barely made it out of the barrel, the point was sticking half way out the end!

    Fortunately I never had a squib during a normal range session though!
     
  12. ilbob

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    I have had some rounds discharge that were notable for having less recoil, or flash, or noise then other rounds from the same box. Usually when using gun store reloads from back in the late 70s, early 80s.

    Never had a round where the bullet stuck in the barrel though.
     
  13. Mark_Mark

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    I been looking up Squib photos thunking, this has to be a fake. I now believe this is real. wow! Guns are not for everyone
     
  14. American_Fusilier

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    I had one once in an old revolver. I noticed it and thankfully didn't shoot another round.
     
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  15. Ignition Override

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    Two of my reloaded .303 cases.:scrutiny: No powder.

    The bullets barely got stuck in the leade/chamber.

    After that a flashlight verified that not only powder, but Also to a certain height, was in each case.

    Years later I noticed that the young Norwegian lady Katherine Vikor does this in her .308 reloading video. —Youtube—

    She uses Lee single-stage gear as I did.
     
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  16. Legionnaire

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    Is it a squib if the bullet doesn't leave the case? Had one of those with a .44 Special reload. Heavily crimped DEWC, which didn't exit the case. Primer backed out and caused the cylinder to bind. Crimp was so tight I was afraid I would break my kinetic puller.

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  17. DMW1116

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    The only one I’ve had was in my 22 Victory pistol. It sounded very odd and little pieces of brass fell out of the ejection port when I pulled the slide back.
     
  18. Larry Ashcraft

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    Just once, many years ago. My best friend and I were shooting our 38s with his reloads. I was using my Colt Viper (a gun I should have kept), when one didn't sound right. I looked at the muzzle and the bullet was about halfway out of the muzzle.
     
  19. sisyphus

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    I had one squib. It was from the first or second loading session I ever did, before I settled on a procedure that keeps me 100% focused when I'm at the bench.
    I took the lesson to heart and it made me have the respect for the bench that the bench deserves.
     
  20. uuolf

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    I have a 300 Weatherby I experienced a "squib" in... If you know the beast than you know it was the lack of recoil that gave it away... Not funny but kind of... A pilot once told me 10,000 flight hours is possibly a dangerous time for a pilot... At that point they believe they know everything and can become complacent... I've done hand loading for over 40 years and that squib was my first "complacent" mistake... I guess 40 years is the "know it all" point for me... Or cognitive decline... I can't remember which... Seriously though... Check your work and work precisely... Your first mistake needs to be your last... Or it just might be!
     
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  21. mokin

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    A little over a week ago I posted that it had been years since I had a squib. That was when all my loading was done on single stage presses.

    I had one yesterday. What got me was that this batch of ammo was loaded on my Dillon 650. I'm sure it was operator error. These loads were done over a year ago so I can't recall what may have distracted me or been going on with the machine at the time. That's the first squib I've had with that machine. Just a little kick in the complacency to keep me sharp.
     
  22. Y-T71

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    Aside from some .22 rimfires over the years I've only had one after 35 years of reloading and it was entirely my fault.

    About 2-3 years ago I got an unexpected chance to hit the range so I decided to quickly throw together a ladder for .223 using a new powder.

    My procedure is to always look in my charged cases with a strong light as they sit in my loading blocks to confirm that they're all charged and to the same level before bullet seating.

    Evidently I went too fast and skipped that very important step.

    I got to the range and popped the squib towards the end of my session.

    Luckily the bullet never left the case to get stuck in the barrel and I learned a valuable lesson that, in addition to taking your time and not rushing the job, do not reload if you get distracted, only having one type of powder on your bench at one time etc.
     
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  23. fjblair

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    Never had one, but I have had a black powder round that went "pew" and fell out of the barrel.
     
  24. aaaaa

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    I thought I had a squib last Friday at the range. One cartridge just did not sound near as loud as the others. No squib, barrel and chambers were clear. But it was a good exercise in squib awareness.
     
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  25. Capybara

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