Something at the range yesterday reminded me about a little forgotten safety measure. A friend brings his Remington 700 BDL to the range for me to shoot on Fridays because he knows I love shooting it. I ran about 12 rounds through it and stopped and we were talking and he asked my son if he wanted to shoot it. So my son shoots a couple rounds and likes the rifle he tries to fire another round and it miss-fired. He reaches up and draws the bolt back ejecting the un-fired round. That is when it reminded me about hang-fires, so I told him about hang-fires and if a round does not go off when you pull the trigger to let it sit for a minute. I have only had 2 hang fires in my life of shooting, one was with a .22LR and the other was in basic with the M-16. Both times I had let the round stay in the chamber for a little bit and sure enough they cooked off after a few seconds. If one ejects the round from a weapon right after it miss-fires they could be in danger of injury to self, others near by, and weapon. So just remember to let it sit pointed in a safe direction for a minute before ejecting the bad round.