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Old 09-25-2010, 07:24 PM   #1
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Default Crazy amount of squibs

I just had the urge to shoot my Webley mark IV yesterday so I bought it to the range with an ancient box of Remingtion .38 S&W 146 grain rounds. Half way through the box I notice that the shots started sounding different. I checked the bore for obstructions after each shot just to see if one stuck in the barrel (don't want to shoot a potential stuck bullet), but nothing. I just wanted to finish off this box.

By the end, I swear I could see the bullets traveling down range. I actually found four of the rounds. The four I found did not even make it to the back-stop at a 100 yards.

Anyone ever have this happen before?

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Old 09-25-2010, 08:11 PM   #2
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I just had one, but I don't know how old the ammo was, or who made it. Haven't had one in a really long time, and it kind of surprised me.

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My ammo was amazingly old, so I'm not too suprised. Did yours get stuck in the barrel?

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Luckily it didn't.

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If the ammo was stored in questionable conditions, squib loads are not uncommon. Well stored ammo will last 100 years or more. For an example, look at the WW I vintage Militry surplus ammo available. Much of it is still very servicable.

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I got this ammo with the gun at a gun show. I have stored it well but who knows how it was stored before my purchase.

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