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Squib loads

Post by rahulbdelhi » Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:21 pm

Squib loads can be dangerous. Please watch this short video:


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Re: Squib loads

Post by timmy » Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:47 am

Good idea! A blocked barrel due to a squib load is a recipe for disaster if one shoots again.

Getting mud in a rifle or shotgun barrel by negligent handling or accident is also a way that this can happen.
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Re: Squib loads

Post by ckkalyan » Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:18 am

Firearms sure are fun however, the user must be constantly watchful, attentive, and aware!

Firearms are not toys - that's why there are NO accidental discharges ONLY negligent discharges!

I mean, it is just the way of saying it - many people may disagree with the sentence - but it is easy to remember and be ever vigilant around firearms.

Enjoy Safe Shooting and the smell of Gunsmoke!! :lol:
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Re: Squib loads

Post by AgentDoubleS » Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:28 pm

timmy wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:47 am
Good idea! A blocked barrel due to a squib load is a recipe for disaster if one shoots again.

Getting mud in a rifle or shotgun barrel by negligent handling or accident is also a way that this can happen.
I’ve seen a few of these unfortunate events on the range. In one lucky escape, in the middle of a competition, we saw a bullet half protruding from the barrel. Thought it was a last round in the revolver and the guy got lucky since there was no external damage to the barrel. Closer inspection revealed that it was the first round in the cylinder that was the squib and the young man had pulled the trigger and fired another 5 rounds into the barrel. Thankfully it was a custom Wilson revolver with a heavy barrel and some very light handloads (2.3gr Bullseye).. as a range officer I now load some squibs and make new starters shoot them in controlled circumstances so they know what to be on the lookout for.

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Re: Squib loads

Post by ckkalyan » Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:25 am

AgentDoubleS wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:28 pm
Closer inspection revealed that it was the first round in the cylinder that was the squib and the young man had pulled the trigger and fired another 5 rounds into the barrel. Thankfully it was a custom Wilson revolver with a heavy barrel and some very light handloads (2.3gr Bullseye).. as a range officer I now load some squibs and make new starters shoot them in controlled circumstances so they know what to be on the lookout for.
:shock: What a lucky break for the young man!

Thank you for sharing such true-life incidents AgentDoubleS. Very powerful motivation indeed, to be always aware and focussed.
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