This is a discussion on S&W M&P-15 Exploded within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by AutoFan This thread has got me thinking that this sort of thing (a squib/obstruction causing a KB) must happen a lot in ...
Yes S&W said it was the ammo. Since they worked it out internally with Remingont I don't know the exact details since i never got a copy of the report. I was told the ammo charge was so high that the casing actually welded to the barrel.
I guess the guy who helped me (the director of marketing / customer service) has seen this thread since he referred to it when i was talking to him.
Anyway, I think i'm going to order the .22 version of the M&P 15 next week, but as of now I already ordered my Colt 6940 should be here sometime next week.
To be honest I'm kinda freaked out about the whole ammo situation after what happened. It's 10 months since i first had ordered the s&W... It's been a long ordeal. I just want to go to the Range, it's good therapy for my PTSD. (LOL other then the fact i react to contact when i hear the first shots when im driving up to the range)
So S&W is contending that Remington double charged the case (or more) or got some pistol powder in this one cartridge? Does Remington use a powder that allows a double charge in their .223 or 5.56 ammo? I'd more likely believe a squib than anything else ammo related.