Robocop1051 Posted May 8, 2012 Report Share Posted May 8, 2012 I joined an impromptu shoot this weekend. My uncle flew in from out of state, then he and my father swung by and picked up the wife and me. We drove 5-6 hours to a large ranch to shoot the holy hell out of the ground squeaks (squirrels). Sunday and Monday were great days. The body count was well over a hundred. This morning all went to hell. My Uncle cracked open a new box of ammo, loaded up his Ruger 10/22 .22lr, and went to work. On his second or third shot there is a load explosion, a lot of cussing and quite a but of smoke. An explosion inside the magazine blew the mag out, cracked the stock and blew the bolt face to shit. After counting all his fingers and whiskers, we collected all the parts. We had no idea what happened. It'll be a cold day in hell before one kaboom will totally ruin the day. He quickly loaded up another rifle. This time a Ruger 77/22, .22lr bolt action. He got back to his spot chambered a round.... BOOM! This time the explosion was much louder. It appeared that several rounds went kaboom in the mag. Everything was blown to shit, more than the first rifle. This was shooting Winchester Super X Hollow Point .22lrMy uncle is ok, but both rifles are smoked! Pictures coming as soon as I get back home. Winchester and Ruger will be getting phone calls this week. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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