Shooting games at my favorite club. Shot 5 factory shells. All 5 shot fine and all hulls were complete when they were taken out of the shell catcher. Backed up for the shootoff and went to my standard backup load; Remington STS, 33 gr Blue Dot, red WAA12 wad, Winchester primer and 1.25 oz #5's. Been shooting them for 15 years. They are loaded on a Grabber the night before with no shot spillage, double primer drops or any other indication of a double load. When you put 66 gr of Blue Dot in a hull there isn't enough room for the rest of the components without dumping shot everywhere. I'll let you all give your analysis from the pics below have not dissembled the gun yet, but my theory is a broken locking lug ar lug not fully engaged in the barrel extension. The Hastings barrel appears perfect inside and out although I haven't mic'd the bore and chamber yet. Note the pics of the hull show the cylinder of the brass head are at the crimp end with the head end ripped apart and the crimp end tucked back into the hull. The head was loose in the receiver with the rim reversed. Please ask any question you care to or for more pictures of features you'd like. The best thing is other than a tingling left hand and a bump on my elbows, one from the largest piece of wood and the other I presume the bolt handle which was sheared off and still not found, no one suffered a scratch. My flinch was a bit more pronounce the rest of the evening, though.
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