Heres one to the newbies out there. If you have a misfire, wait 30 secs and extract the cartridge. DO NOT do what I as a former military marksman and range safety officer should have known better did and extracted the misfired round instantly and fed another up the spout!
With what happened next was a. I was Bloody Lucky
and b. I destoryed a brand Bloody new Marlin 925MC!
Had I looked at the misfired round I would have noticed that the projectile wasnt on the round. So when I pulled the trigger, one CCI MaxiMag +V .22mag proji went straight into the back of the previous one and the additional powder left in the barrel along with the new burning powder, blew the bolt back by 3mm. This was enough for my face to get burnt, hot metal cut my left wrist open and now, 4 weeks later I still cannot hear properly out of my left ear.
Addtionally as I said I totally destoryed a brand new rifle. It cant be replace by Marlin as it was a ammunition malfuction, and I doubt Whinchester (the makers of the first round which misfired) would accept any liliblty for my stupidity!