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my squib picture from today :(

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by willbozz61, Oct 30, 2011.

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  1. willbozz61

    willbozz61 Member

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    Just thought I would share this with everyone....Anyone ever have a squib end up like this?
     

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  2. jmstevens2

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    Nope. Factory or reloads?
     
  3. Tom488

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    I think another tenth of a grain would have done it :D
     
  4. 56hawk

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    Sorry, but i laughed pretty hard when I saw this. I've had a couple squibs, one with factory ammo. They all lodged only an inch or so down the barrel.
     
  5. Striker Fired

    Striker Fired Member

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    Hornady XTP I presume.
     
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    Did you use a screw to pull it out or a hammer and rod to push it all the way back?
     
  7. ljnowell

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    I have seen pictures of such things before, but have never witnessed that in person.
     
  8. PONTIACDM

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    Haven't had a squib yet, key word yet.
    I had to laugh at that one.
     
  9. W.E.G.

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    That type of squib is called a "prairie dogger."
     
  10. Alec

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    Hm. Did you read the instruction manual?

    :) Sorry. I couldn't resist.
     
  11. Iron Sight

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    That type of squib is called a "prairie dogger."

    Thats funny!
     
  12. beatledog7

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    You couldn't even get close to doing that on purpose!
     
  13. xmanpike

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    That "read instruction manual" banner is terrible!
     
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    My bbl was longer and the bullet was at the same distance as yours. (Semi-Auto)

    Keep and frame that great photo.

    Prarie dogger! [​IMG]
     
  15. chhodge69

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    I was thinking "turtle head"
     
  16. mdi

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    Great photo! Frame it and keep it near your press to remind you; Check the powder! :D
     
  17. Miata Mike

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    Prarie dogger did bring a big grin to my face. :D
    Glad to see it was caught before running a full charged load behind it.
     
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    Hammer it back down in there all the way back to the forcing cone!
     
  19. nojoke

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    Can't you just fire a +P behind it and get a "double tap" :what:
     
  20. Eb1

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    Is that a new muzzleloader?
     
  21. TonyT

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    Never had that happen to me. Luckily you caught it before putting another buillet down that barrel.
     
  22. Searcher4851

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    There was nothing wrong with that cartridge. The barrel was just too long. lol
     
  23. Double Naught Spy

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    When a buddy of mine was new to reloading, he had a gun do this. It was the last round of his mag and the slide had locked back. I stopped him from continuing his drill just after he dropped the slide and was about to fire. It was an easy squib to clear.
     
  24. Beanie-Bean

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    Dang...hahaha!

    Seriously, I hope that nothing bad happened.
     
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