Corbon DPX almost killed me.

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    I'll be damned. Just read the Box 'o Truth and it is interesting. I had a few of m reloads go bad (primers) from oil in my youth that were no doubt from CLP but this is new info. Guess I won't be as paranoid!
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    Oooooo...bad. And new better bullets too. I had a bad cheap 9mm reload bullet get stuck inside the barrel of one of my pistols after the casing expanded and jammed it. A gunsmith had to pound the round back out. It is amazing that it does not happen more often, really, factories working overtime and producing them by the millions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chorizo View Post
    I'll be damned. Just read the Box 'o Truth and it is interesting. I had a few of m reloads go bad (primers) from oil in my youth that were no doubt from CLP but this is new info. Guess I won't be as paranoid!
    Yea, it is interesting. Oil and solvents around primers not yet inserted into a primer pocket or in a primed, but unfinished round IS generally bad news. Once in the primer pocket and the bullet seated, the round id pretty much impervious to damage from oil and solvents, except maybe under really strange circumstances.
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    Well I sent Corbon an email I will let you guys know how they handle the situation.

    To answer a few questions, the gun cycled just fine and was ready to fire. I had to de-cock it to clear the live round. I was a trigger pull away from a pipe bomb.

    Secondly this was most certainly Corbon ammo, it had the Corbon head stamp for the main reason.

    Also I'm not sure but one of the spent cases I found was scored all to holy hell and was bent around the top edges. I only recovered 2 of 4 spent cases so it might not be the case from the squib round but its something to think about.

    I really loving all the advice from everyone on my stance and grip, I will definitely work on changing that before the next match. I'm surprised no one at the KPDL matches ever said anything in the 5 months I've been there.
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    You're the competition :).

    Use a heavy mallet, not a 16oz hammer when knocking the bullet out. (don't know if that's been said yet)

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    While we're picking apart the photo.. in a purely non-judgemental way of course,

    I had the experience of driving between some shooters and their targets while out Jeepin'. Came around a bend and saw them raise their muzzles. Thought that if it were a kid on a dirtbike they might have had less time to react.

    Shooting across a road might be a generally bad idea.

    Glad your squib event worked out in your favor. I had it happen to my Walther p22, which was VERY finicky about the type of ammo it'd eat to start with, and when I heard the 'piff', I was glad I looked too.

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    Since the gun cycled I would say you had a round with a light load in it. A primer itself usually won't have the energy to cycle the weapon. Either way the results are the same. Did you get the bullet out? Follow my instructions and use the money you save to buy more ammo, just not Corbon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    I guess they all have crystal balls or something.

    Mine are brass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Mine are brass.
    and mine are steel
    There is something about firing 4,200 thirty millimeter rounds/min that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Datsun40146 View Post
    I didn't keep the same round chambered for 7 months they were rotated often as I went to the range or to compete. I knew my grip wasn't standard I'll have to work on that next range trip. Thanks for the advice!

    BTW how much should I expect to pay to have that round removed?
    Curious if you might have had a case of setback due to too much cycling. Not sure if a squib round is a typical result of setback.
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    Squib rounds are usually caused by low powder charge. In some competition circles squibs and blown guns are common due to intentional low powder charges. From looking at how far the bullet made it down the barrel I would guess that you had a low powder charge.
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    Alright, here are the pictures of the left over rounds and pictures of the case. I will be shipping these off to Corbon once I get the bullet removed from the barrel. Corbon did offer to replace my ammo with a brand new box. So that was nice. I'll keep you all posted.






    I'm not sure what caused the marred case. I've never seen anything like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Datsun40146 View Post
    I'm not sure what caused the marred case. I've never seen anything like it.
    You may have limp-wristed it due to your grip and had a near-stovepipe. That one probably got pinched by the slide, but popped out of the way and gun returned to battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paramedic70002 View Post
    Curious if you might have had a case of setback due to too much cycling. Not sure if a squib round is a typical result of setback.
    Bullet setback results in potentially increased pressure; there's no way it would decrease the pressure, which is what a squib load results from.
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    I think what caused the damage was, that it was not ejected as it should have been due to a low or non-existent powder charge. Therefore it got caught by the slide on the exit.
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