View Full Version : my first squib!

04-02-2011, 5:46 PM
so there i was on friday. plinking away with my 22/45. doing my usual thing, killing paper. "BANG, BANG, pffff, :eek:" i was like "oh my f'n g0d." i stripped down the gun, looked through the rear of the barrel, and saw no daylight. i had my first squib. i was lucky to catch it when i did. i almost second guessed myself and pulled the trigger again. normally .22s either jam or just fail to fire so i was freaking out. i went to a shooter nearby to borrow a cleaning rod and pushed out the bullet from the rear. this is the little bastard that tried to kill me:


btw, i was shooting winchester 333.

SoCal Bob
04-02-2011, 5:49 PM
Glad you and the 22/45 are OK.

04-02-2011, 5:55 PM
wow, nice catch and good thing that you didn't pull the trigger! I had a couple of FTF in my 10/22 with Winchester 333, but nothing like this.

04-02-2011, 6:03 PM
Yeah...I'm not impressed with the Winchester 333 ammo. I also have had failures. Your failure, however, seems like a great catch there. GJ on being safe.

04-02-2011, 7:48 PM
Remington thunderbolts all day!!!! Shot over 5k with them with only 10-20 ftf and certainly no squibs. Not bad to me.

04-02-2011, 8:11 PM
A guy next to me at an Appleseed had a squib in .22, also Winchester I'm pretty sure.

04-03-2011, 3:35 PM
You should contact Winchester and let them know that you had squib load, it may be problem with batch you got, your box should have batch # on it. Sound like you had primed case without powder. I never had .22LR squib, but had PMC .22LR that would split when fired, PMC recalled whole batch and replaced case that I bought.

04-03-2011, 3:54 PM
Remington thunderbolts all day!!!! Shot over 5k with them with only 10-20 ftf and certainly no squibs. Not bad to me.

I have yet to meet a Rem Thunderbolt that feeds reliably into a semi-auto. Great for revolvers tho. I bought a bunch on sale years ago and they still fire off fairly regularly out of revolvers.

I run Federal or CCI through my 22/45 with almost no failures and no squibs yet. Good call OP for not pulling that trigger again.

04-03-2011, 4:08 PM
Honey! Our little boy Racky is growing up, he just had his first squib :p

(when in doubt, check it out, good job)

04-03-2011, 4:18 PM
Whoa... At least you were okay.

I'll buy the gun from you for a buck. jk

04-03-2011, 4:53 PM
how clean is your barrel? just the primer alone will push the bullet out the barrel

04-03-2011, 4:54 PM
my barrel is clean. but it's the looooooooong barrel 22/45

04-03-2011, 6:04 PM
yeah thats true..had it happen a couple times in a walther 22 and they poped out 20ft infront of me.

04-03-2011, 6:57 PM
Glad you caught it and decided to not pull the trigger. I'm sure your 22/45 thanks you.

04-03-2011, 6:59 PM
I had that happen with a 5.56. I didn't catch it because I wasn't paying attention. The next round wouldn't chamber. I hit the forward assist and it still wouldn't chamber. I finally broke it down and there it was. A bullet lodged just inside the rifling. Just enough to keep another round from chambering. It could have been a fatal mistake.
I kept that round. It's a reminder of how fortunate I was to have somebody looking out for me and what could have been.