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Old November 26, 2000, 08:43 PM   #1
SA Scott
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Join Date: January 11, 2000
Location: DFW, Texas, USA
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I had a near-perfect shot (about 80 yds) lined up on on a buck this morning, and had a misfire. My partner followed up and we bagged it, dressed out at about 100lb.

I was so frustrated I wanted to scream. I must have short-stroked the bolt on my M1A. (Not the best tool, I know, but it's what I've got). Trying to chamber the round quietly, I didn't release the charging handle smartly to avoid the noise, and the round must not have seated properly. No primer strike on the 168gr. Winchester Ballistic Silvertip, so it wasn't the cartridge's fault.

Lesson learned. Maybe next weekend...

SA Scott
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