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    Any ideas what happened here

    Just looking for other thoughts of what's happened to a friends gun. Click image for larger version. 

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    Out shooting a few rabbit off a new planting with the .243. Opened a new box of ammo shot 2 rabbits reloaded and bang. The gun exploded (as per pic) it even pushed the head out of a bullet in the mag and lit the powder. The mag shot out into the quad box and smashed. It also left him with burns to his face and eye. Has anyone seen this before. ? The gun was a browning xbolt 1 year old. Hornady sst ammo. And the odd thing is that the rabbit he was aiming at when it exploded was killed 100 yards away.

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    Double power charge would be my guess...Hugh.....

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    glad your mates ok that looks horrendous ,

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    What, if any, marking or residue in the barrel/mod?
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    hi how can you double powder charge 243 cant hold 90 grains of powder
    regards robert

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    It appears the action and barrel are unscathed. Therefore the cartridge detonation occurred in the magazine, correct?

    Could there be some burrs or protrusions in the mag, that depressed the primer due to recoil from the chambered round?

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    Can open bolt to check barrel. But the barrel was clear because he hit the rabbit.

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    if there was no damage to the bolt when it happened it sounds possible that a round detonated in the magazine.... hence the stock shattering and magazine shattering.

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    the bullet that was in the mag didn't have its primer hit I checked. The bolt is stuck in so hasn't been removed.Click image for larger version. 

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