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Old 11-16-2014, 04:18 PM   #1
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Default M1 Rifle explodes in girls hands

Looks like an M1 explodes while shooting.

what caused this?

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Old 11-16-2014, 04:25 PM   #2
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Probably a squib load that caused her to recharge the rifle manually immediately before the failure of the receiver.

If you watch the video, she is keeping pace with the other rifleman. Then she flinches a bit, lowers the rifle, recharges, then shoulders the rifle and KABOOM. If something doesn't seem right, it is time to open the action empty the gun and thoroughly investigate.

Could have been bad surplus ammo or bad handloads.
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I can't tell exactly what happened but, you can see that she flinches like she's expecting recoil just before she manually cycles the action prior to the explosion. Maybe a suib?
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I can't tell exactly what happened but, you can see that she flinches like she's expecting recoil just before she manually cycles the action prior to the explosion. Maybe a suib?
Looked to me like normal recoil up until the kaboom. Could be a wrong cartridge (happened to me once, no damage)

Added. When she kaboomed, the guy looked the other way first, before looking at her. Maybe a normal reaction, just looked funny in slow motion.

Makes me also think, the round could have been short cycled and not fully chambered (unsupported)

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My guess, from watching the vid, would be squib.

Looks like she emerged unscathed, as the rifle absorbed most

of the pressure, as it disintegrated.
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The video is not clear enough to see if an empty case was ejected or she just bumped the bolt closed. Every time I saw her pull the trigger the gun recoiled.

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The video is not clear enough to see if an empty case was ejected or she just bumped the bolt closed.
It looks like she actually puts her left hand over the action and removes the previous shell.
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I have to go with squib also. She pulled the trigger and nothing happened. She then recharged and boom. Dud charge or no charge and the bullet was lodged was very close to the action.


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