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Re: What Is Your Strangest "Malfunction"?

This isn't really a MALF (well, maybe it is?) - but still more of a D'OH :duh:

I apologize for kinda dragging this out, but you'll get the full effect this way.

I was out with Aussie, shooting his 11" SBR XCR and I had a couple mags of Wolf to burn... I believe setting 3...

So it was back in February, and the place we were shooting still had snow on the ground, so it was rather cold out.

I dump a mag, stuff a new one in the mag well, drop the bolt, squeeze off about 6-7 rounds and get a FTF. No problem, roll rifle over to right, yank bolt back - round ejects, let bolt go - next round FTF (actually it fed, but the bolt didn't fully close). Same drill - EXCEPT this time I rolled the rifle to the LEFT and yanked the bolt back...

WHAM - I take a hit just below the left eye and immediately said "That's gonna bleed..."

So I ask Roy to survey the damage and he says "Just a little redness - no blood"

OK, cool... back to shootin'

So we wrap up a couple mags later, I jump in the truck and head home. Get home, chat to girlfriend, head to shower.

Now up to this point, I have had no issues...

So I scrub up - get out of shower - look in mirror and HOLY SHIT - my fricking eye is swelling shut and I have this golf ball size swelling of the tissue under my eye. So I'm like - OMG, WTF IS CAUSING THAT? IT CAN'T BE THAT HIT I TOOK TWO HOURS AGO?!? :duh:

The only explanation I can come up with is that my face was cold enough to suppress the swelling, and the hot shower and scrubbin' was what triggered the reaction. :duh: :duh:

So I go out in the kitchen and hold one hand over my eye and ask "Are you ready for this?" ::)

She takes one look and says the same thing - "HOLY SHIT - you didn't look like that 20 minutes ago!" :eek:

Regardless, I consider myself lucky, because I had no time to even flinch, and had it been 1/2" higher - the outcome could have been much worse. So why wasn't I wearing eye pro? I WAS - about 90 seconds before - but I set my sunglasses down on the tailgate of the truck because we were losing daylight and it was hard to see the red dot of the Aimpoint...

Now some will ask - "OK, so what caused the FTF?"

Simple... I got a batch of Wolf Soft Point ammo. That crap is JUNK!!! No problems with HP or FMJ Wolf - just the SP...

Here is the damage, after a full week!
 

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Re: What Is Your Strangest "Malfunction"?

...and get you ten years in club fed
Yeah, but only if you can do it on demand - or they prove that you somehow modified it. ;D

Still not worth taking the chance. ::)

I guess you could say you could tell the BATFE that you are the champeen bump shooter of the county and watch them roll their eyes as they confiscate your stuff and place the cuffs on ya... :duh:
 

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"Honest ***** yer honor - I had no idear it would do that!"

"So how do you explain the 4000 (hot) spent casings found 10 feet away with your prints all over them?"

"Well, ya see, that trigger was stuck and I was tryin' to unstuck it..."

"Uh... whut was the queshion again?"
 
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