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Old May 30, 2012, 11:23 AM   #20
g.willikers
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"Primer creates enough pressure to push a bullet clear of the barrel."
Beg to differ on this one.
While I've never experienced a hangfire, I've had a few bullets stuck in the chamber by a squib.
Some have, indeed, exited ok, but some have not.
Fortunately, they prevented any other rounds from chambering.
And I've witnessed a few stuck in the barrels of others.
One resulted in a bulged barrel, about half way down a 9mm.
Another resulted in a split barrel in a .45.
Hangfires might be rare, but squibs are not and can be dangerous.
Anyone who reloads enough runs the risk of squibs, now and then.
Sometimes it's actually the fault of the reloading equipment.
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