Blain at ARFCOM reports

    I felt the stiff recoil from the explosion at the same time as hearing the blast, and feeling the hot hair blow in my face, and through my hair. I knew what had happened. Something, I had heard of happening with bad rounds (Indian, mystery handloads), something I hoped to never personally experience.

    A round blew up in my chamber.

    The problem appears to be a case head failure. The operator was not injured and the rifle survived. All modern rifles are designed to handle this kind of failure gracefully.

    [ Many thanks to jdun1911 for emailing me the link. ]

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!