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Offline benchmark

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Squib Jam
« on: April 07, 2019, 11:12:14 PM »
It finally happened on my Ruger GP100 revolver!? Very surprised it was on this type if gun, Factory Blazer Brass 38 Special. I fired it went poof! I thought nothing of it thinking it was just a bad round. Fired again not checking, bullet hit target - no concern. Next shot poof again. I unloaded looked through barrel, bullet lodged. Have tried to pound it out with brass rod, no success won't budge. Thoughts other than what an idiot?

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Re: Squib Jam
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2019, 01:17:33 AM »
It finally happened on my Ruger GP100 revolver!? Very surprised it was on this type if gun, Factory Blazer Brass 38 Special. I fired it went poof! I thought nothing of it thinking it was just a bad round. Fired again not checking, bullet hit target - no concern. Next shot poof again. I unloaded looked through barrel, bullet lodged. Have tried to pound it out with brass rod, no success won't budge. Thoughts other than what an idiot?
Oil the inside of the barrel. Then pound it. Worked for my squib.

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Offline SI VIS PACEM PARRABELLUM

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Re: Squib Jam
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2019, 04:58:15 AM »
Squibs can happen with any gun since it's the ammo that is the cause. The lodged bullet will come out but you will likely need to be aggressive in smacking it back down the bore. Just make sure you have a non marring rod like the brass you mentioned.
You are very lucky is all I can say.

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Re: Squib Jam
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2019, 01:36:26 PM »
If the brass rod won't do it, and it doesn't always do it. You or your gunsmith will have to drill it out. If you do it yourself try and find a tube that will fit inside the barrel and that a drill will fit in so you don't mess up your rifling.
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Re: Squib Jam
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2019, 04:48:25 PM »
Check your barrel you may have more than one bullet stuck.  A local gunsmith had a Blackhawk barrel on display that he had sawed in half length ways with four bullets stuck in it the last bullet was in the forcing cone and locked up the cylinder.

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Re: Squib Jam
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2019, 05:29:27 PM »
Then there's this hi point:


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Re: Squib Jam
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2019, 06:01:03 PM »
Then there's this hi point:



Brilliant response “Say all you want, but you can’t knock that grouping.”
........Its that you shoot!

Offline Earl Keese

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Re: Squib Jam
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2019, 06:19:47 PM »
It finally happened on my Ruger GP100 revolver!? Very surprised it was on this type if gun, Factory Blazer Brass 38 Special. I fired it went poof! I thought nothing of it thinking it was just a bad round. Fired again not checking, bullet hit target - no concern. Next shot poof again. I unloaded looked through barrel, bullet lodged. Have tried to pound it out with brass rod, no success won't budge. Thoughts other than what an idiot?
I don't see how the second shot could've hit the target unless the first actually made through as well. If you had two that went "poof", I wouldn't shoot any more out of that box for sure.

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Re: Squib Jam
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2019, 06:30:00 PM »
I've had squibs before and always with factory ammo.  I trust reloads more than most factory ammo these days.  The first time was like wth just happened?  The next time I knew it was a squib.  Pound it out, don't use wood or you splinter it and break it off in the barrel making an even bigger problem.  I use a nylon rod to knock them out.  Put the barrel in the freezer and it may make it easier to get the squib out. 

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Re: Squib Jam
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2019, 07:57:38 PM »
Then there's this hi point:


What the hell am I looking at? That can't be what I think it is... can it? How is that even possible?

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Re: Squib Jam
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2019, 09:24:52 AM »

[/quote]What the hell am I looking at? That can't be what I think it is... can it? How is that even possible?

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It is what you think it is. Remember, the difference between genius and stupid is stupid has no limits.

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Re: Squib Jam
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2019, 10:03:14 AM »
Hi point--can't be what I'm looking at, I am crying!   ;D

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Re: Squib Jam
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2019, 04:53:07 PM »
Had a squib shooting my Ruger PCC last week. First time for me as well. I was also lucky as the squibs cartridge failed to extract which foiled my attempt to put another round through the barrel. :o


Ammo was stock Federal Aluminum case 115gr ball.

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Re: Squib Jam
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2019, 05:15:59 PM »

[/quote]What the hell am I looking at? That can't be what I think it is... can it? How is that even possible?

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Blow back action would open, dropping pressure, before the barrel ruptured. You'd think gas in the face and nothing going down range would have been a clue however.

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Re: Squib Jam
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2019, 10:01:50 PM »
Update good people.  3 bullets jammed.  I bought the copper rod and extracted with ease.  They would not budge with copper rod that was not form fit.  With no wiggle room they popped right out. Cleaned it and shot it today. All good.  Woohoo!

 

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