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Yikes!! High Pressure?

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Lately I've seen a few stories here and there about winchester steel shot ammo and catastrophic gun failures. This isn't one of those but something definitely went wrong with a winchester shell I touched off out in the duck blind this morning.I was swinging on a pair of teal, Bang-dead duck, Bang-cripple, went to finish off the wounded bird and all I got was a click. Looked at my gun and there is a fresh round only half way chambered and a primer cup wedged between it and the barrel extension. I've never seen that happen with a shotgun shell before! High power centerfire rifle rounds and overzealous reloads yeah but not a shotgun shell.My shooting partner saw the empty floating out in the water about twenty feet further away from my other two and rushed out to get it before it sank.Upon inspection of the spent case, the collar that holds the primer cup was still in place but the anvil was almost blown completely thru it. It is stuck in there and wont budge. I am glad that little sucker didn't make it all the way out! The primer cup is mushroomed pretty badly. The bolt face of my Maxus was blackened but otherwise the gun appeared fine and functioned flawlessly for the rest of the day.Do you guys think this was a case of an over pressure round or just a bad primer?100_0484.jpgHere you can see the mushroomed primer cup and the anvil protruding from the base of the spent hull.

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it cliked with chamber not closed all the way? try to fire with with slide pulled open about 1/8 inch, it should not fire, just pull slide back far enough to clear lock, should not fire, test with out loading, have fun stephen

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it cliked with chamber not closed all the way?
Yep. My maxus will release the hammer with the bolt out of battary but the hammer wont reach the firing pin, both of my other autos do the same thing. You are right that the gun wont "fire" but they will still drop the hammer.

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I never seen that happen before are you going to sent it back to the manufacturer.Most duck hunter I know shoot kent I have used kent before to I think they can't be beat for duck and goose loads.

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Nah. I don't think it's worth the trouble to send them the hull. Kents are my favorite too, winchesters are useually a couple dollars per box cheaper though. Those kent shells burn really clean, which is the main reason I like them. The winchesters are a little dirty but not to bad, but the remingtons are really dirty.

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Nah. I don't think it's worth the trouble to send them the hull. Kents are my favorite too, winchesters are useually a couple dollars per box cheaper though. Those kent shells burn really clean, which is the main reason I like them. The winchesters are a little dirty but not to bad, but the remingtons are really dirty.
Yup I found that out to kents burn clean.I did notice how bad Remington was one time after a day of pass shooting ducks My old mossberg smelled like burnt powder nasty stuff.

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