A worrying accident, went out this evening to lamp a few rabbits 11 down with 12 shots one had two rounds so very happy, fired at the 12 missed reloaded reloaded fired at the next rabbit. Bang! flash of light and a stinging of burnt powder and fragments around the face.
After a few seconds took stock of what had happened the magazine sat on the land rover roof, blown through bits of black plastic spread around, nothing ejected, and the barrel is now floppy at the breech.
So to analysis the events was the miss the precursor, had everything cleared the barrel?
So one trashed gun but no lasting injury, I think I just got lucky,
Gun Sako quad bought from new, probably had 2000 rounds through it. amunition Hornaday 17 gr Vmax
And up until the point of failure I had been extremely pleased with the set up , and had been performing particualy well tonight.
Any ideas before it gets returned to Sako