I was at the gun shop today and a guy brought in a Ruger .300 Win. rifle. (Not sure of the model). He said he had it behind him on his four wheeler and the barrel was sticking out a little. The barrel hit the railing on his deck and spun the rifle around, swatting the dude in the aft region. Next thing he knows, the barrel is bent. Now, I'm no genius, but I would think even Ruger's thin barrels would hold up better than that. You could stand across the room and see the bend. Can this be possible? The guy is damn lucky he noticed and didn't try putting a .300 Win. round in and pull the trigger. I haven't seen a barrel bend like that but I sure have seen a bolt action blow up. Just thought I'd share and see if anyone has ever had a bent barrel for seemingly no reason.