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Old September 26th, 2019, 04:29 PM   #31
 
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If you are shooting a semi-auto and have a squib load, you *will* know, if you're at least half awake. There's no way a squib is going to cycle the action so it would have to be done manually. If you have to cycle the action manually and you eject a case without a bullet, then the barrel must be checked for an obstruction.

I don't recall ever heard of a squib from a .22 LR but I certainly haven't heard it all! Most of the squibs I've heard of that left a bullet in the barrel have been in revolvers... where it's easy to just keep shooting. These are usually .38 reloads... I certainly wouldn't want to see the results of a .357 Mag squib! Actually, I have and I certainly wouldn't have wanted to be holding it in my hand when it blew up! Most of the one's I've seen or heard of the gun kicks harder than normal but usually doesn't do any damage, other than maybe splitting the case. I've never seen one on a cheapie revolver (and never had one myself) so I would guess the possibility of damage is there. I can't begin to guess how many .22 LR (and .22 Mag) cartridges I've personally fired (it's a lot!) but I've never had a squib, just some complete duds.

I was shooting at an indoor range when the guy next to me started cursing his .45 Auto. I of course asked what was wrong. He explained that this was the second barrel this month he'd bulged trying to clear a squib with another round! Needless to say, I packed up and moved! We in the shooting community are not immune to having our share of idiots among us!
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I use old 100-round plastic CCI boxes to transport my new rounds. The end of each box is labeled with the brand and type.

I recently emptied several boxes of Winchesters that were bought about 2 years ago. In the course of transferring them counting was easy.

Three boxes - two had 2 extra cases and 1 had three extra. In the first 2 the extras were bent empty cases - primed but no bullets or Powder. The third had the full amount of finished cartridges plus one, but another 2 extras that were also deformed and empty.

I guess I'll be extra careful when I shoot them, plus you can guarandamntee I'll never buy more Winchesters.

Fooey... Remingtons have been on shiplist for years - now i have a second vendor to complain about.
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That case looks like it was fired out of battery. Definitely contact Ruger about it. It may be a design flaw that allowed this. I'm glad injuries were held to a minimum. Good luck!!
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Had problems with Winchester also SR .22 kept jamming & not ejecting. My SR9c jamming the slide, stuck in chamber ready to sent back to Ruger. Decided to switch ammo brand 5 different brands never had another issue, white box is nothing but garbage and headaches
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I agree with "laidlerj". That round was not chambered ( out of battery), so I'm gonna go out on a limb here; but IMO it may be due to a "cruddy" chamber.
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Correct me if I'm wrong but don't believe that's the lot number, but a part number. Think Lot number on the bottom in black letters. Not above the bar code.
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I have an SR22 with maybe 500 rounds though it. Last night I fired about 4 shots and the 5th exploded in the chamber and caused some damage. I was hit in the face and hand by tiny pieces of shrapnel. Had glasses on. No injuries. We can argue that I didn't keep it clean enough although I don't believe that to be the case. Although I am plenty skilled to fix this I'm going to send it to Ruger. Any other ideas on what could have caused it?
Had the same thing happen in my browning 1911 22, using crappy golden bullets.
Local smith checked it out butcould not find any damage,was told it could be bad casing or gun fired out of battery. I now only mini mags.
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How in heaven's name would you begin to "fix" this damage? Just wondering...

Best news is no injury!

P.S. What about Winchester?
Take it apart. Clean it. Inspect it. Replace broken parts.
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I did not personally see the weapon, He's a former competition shooter and has experienced squibs before. When I asked the squib question he said No. He was instructed by the dealer to not take what was left of the gun apart, as the manf, would prefer to have it intact for a tech look it over and take apart.
Can you please not refer to a firearm/handgun/pistol/etc. as a weapon? It is not a weapon unless it is used as such.
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Well I just today got it back. Same serial number. Looks perfect. Says they replaced... right insert, slide, barrel, slide stop and slide stop spring. There was no indication of what they think went wrong. It says they fired 30 rounds of CCI Blazer without malfunction. Other than they were very slow to do this repair I am very happy and would gladly buy another Ruger.
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Well I just today got it back. Same serial number. Looks perfect. Says they replaced... right insert, slide, barrel, slide stop and slide stop spring. There was no indication of what they think went wrong. It says they fired 30 rounds of CCI Blazer without malfunction. Other than they were very slow to do this repair I am very happy and would gladly buy another Ruger.
Glad you have it back and good luck with your SR22. Keep us updated after testing at range. When things get back on track after testing give us a range report. Enjoy!
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You might try the CCI AR Tactical. It is made on the premium target line but sells for not too much more than bulk ammo. Today Midway has it on sale with free shipping.
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Just seeing this thread. I had the exact same thing happen a few years ago with a Sig Mosquito. I got a dent in my forehead from brass and Im sure Id have lost both eyes if I was not wearing eye protection. My face was peppered with what felt like lots of brass and powder. Since the gun was new, Sig replaced with a new gun. Below is what was left of the case.

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