This is a discussion on Another gun goes boom - .22LR: 'Bad Day - thanks Winchester Super X...M&P15-22' within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; As reported today at SigForum... Originally Posted by trickedtrix Posted Oct 12, 2:53 PM I suppose the longer you shoot, the greater the chance of ...
As reported today at SigForum...Again this sort of thing is not at all uncommon. It happens, with ammunition.Originally Posted by trickedtrix
Infamously last year a guy with a brand new out of the box SA M1A blew up his gun due to a confirmed double charge (he'd checked other ammo from the same lot and found same). Only his MAJOR problem was that the ammo was _reloaded_ ammo he'd bought from some dude at a gun show as in bags, and he knew (!) the ammo was reloaded.
In that guys case his rifle blew up to splinters in his hands AND he was injured at his hands and hearing requiring medical attention as well.
He'd tried to get SA to replace his gun as it was brand new out of the box but they told him sorry Charlie, read the warranty statement. No reloaded ammo. Then he tried to talk garbage about SA on the internet across IIRC three forums hoping that would change their minds. It did not.
The ammo manufacturer as I recollect was a Joe Blow type small business outfit that disappeared after he contacted them inquiring about replacement of his rifle.
He'd had a story of woe about how he'd always wanted an M1A and had been saving up money for a decade or some such. Nobody wanted to hear him and last I'd read he wound up with no recourse as available from anyone.
This happens relatively regularly and to most any product from all manufacturers.
Get a firearm insurance rider that covers accidental damage and loss as in addition to theft and other such types of loss.
It's literally cheap insurance.
Also another item one can do but it is time consuming it to weigh each round as prior to use to verify overall weight is in spec with what is normative and expected.
Items that are grossly above or below should be set aside for non-use destruction.
I had a similar incident with an Armalite AR-7 but I dont think it was the ammo. I beleive it was the gun. What I had was a round partially feed into the chamber and bolt did not seat all the way. I saw this in my mind's eye but didn't react quick enough to stop my trigger finger. I guess the disconnector didnt work and the gun fired while out of battery. The round ruptured and cracked the receiver in several places. That was the end of that gun.