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Old January 23, 2006, 12:48 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Capt Charlie
Now I remember from my naval gunnery days that we kept a reduced charge, blank load called a short charge available to clear a squib. That wasn't a luxury; it was necessary to prevent a cook-off of HE rounds.
The Navy had you doing that because it was the only safe alternative. A fast way to get back into action also.
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