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Terrible way to end the life of a classic. Be carefull out there....
 

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Whoa! I think her left hand was injured by wood and steel fragments. There would be no way to avoid it with that kaboom. This happened to an acquaintance who blew up a Marlin 1895. It required surgery to remove all of the fragments. Hope she wasn't too badly hurt. WOW!
 

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What are we thinking? Out of battery round or squib?
Kelteck made Garands?
 

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Was it a squib! The recoil from her last shot looks similar to the rest and gas from barrel too.
Something made her check the chamber but if it was an fte she'd have cycled it. Maybe a round not fully seated - partially out of battery. That could grenade the gun and I don't see anything happen up the barrel.

Whatever it it was that is a dead gun and I sure hope she is okay. Looks like all parts attached on her at least. Ouch.
 
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WOW! I am sure it left a mark somewhere for sure; mental if nothing else! I have never seen one that bad before, only a bunch of split barrels.
 
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I hope she wasn't hurt. That had to be a terrible waste of a good Garand.
 

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Was it a squib! The recoil from her last shot looks similar to the rest and gas from barrel too.
Something made her check the chamber but if it was an fte she'd have cycled it. Maybe a round not fully seated - partially out of battery. That could grenade the gun and I don't see anything happen up the barrel.

Whatever it it was that is a dead gun and I sure hope she is okay. Looks like all parts attached on her at least. Ouch.
It was a squib. Her last round was a click with no shot or recoil (you can see her flinch as she pulls the trigger.) She then worked the action by hand to clear the empty, not realizing she had a bullet lodged in the rifling ahead of the chamber. That should have been a stopping point. There may have been some loose powder in the action. She cycled a fresh round and KABOOM.
 

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It was a squib. Her last round was a click with no shot or recoil (you can see her flinch as she pulls the trigger.) She then worked the action by hand to clear the empty, not realizing she had a bullet lodged in the rifling ahead of the chamber. That should have been a stopping point. There may have been some loose powder in the action. She cycled a fresh round and KABOOM.
Oh yeah - on the big screen I see her pull the trigger - last comments were made from iPhone. SQUIB!
 

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It was a squib. Her last round was a click with no shot or recoil (you can see her flinch as she pulls the trigger.) She then worked the action by hand to clear the empty, not realizing she had a bullet lodged in the rifling ahead of the chamber. That should have been a stopping point. There may have been some loose powder in the action. She cycled a fresh round and KABOOM.
Sadly that did look like you nailed it.

30-06 is 60,000 psi normally. But block the bullet from moving and it goes radically higher. 100,000? 200,000 psi?

Squibs scare me!
 

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Hope she's okay! Teach, teach, remind, then teach some more! This was preventable.
 
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I don't know how she made out. I glanced through the comments and came away with the impression she escaped major injuries. I do know if that happened to me my skivvies would be rendered unfit for duty.
 
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