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Old 03-03-2021, 07:22 AM
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Yeah it would have been good to know the lot date on the boxes to see the age of it. Hornandy would have gave you replacement ammo I think for free if it was older dated.

And as said..Not a brilliant move to throw it in the creek regardless I was waiting for someone else to say it first.
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Old 03-03-2021, 04:00 PM
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well I went and shot it today. It put 5 shots through the same hole at 25 yds. so I guess it's OK. phew, that was from an old box of Hornady Vmax.

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Old 03-04-2021, 01:20 PM
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Old 17 rimfire ammo has a tendency to have cracked necks. Yes, they can crack while sitting in sealed boxes. Cracked necks can sometimes cause ignition issues. There is really no remedy, except to be very careful.

Here is an article I wrote on a 17HMR round that did the same thing:
http://www.varminter.com/be-careful-when-shooting-old-17-hmr-ammunition/
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. Glad you're ok. Things like that can go real wrong. Send me the ammo, I will have my attorney draw up a hold harmless
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The old original ammo was very accurate.

The old original ammo was very accurate.
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The old original ammo was very accurate.
Shot the eye out with 17grn V-Max in 08 or 09.

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Old 03-05-2021, 11:41 AM
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Will not prevent this from happening. But I put a DIP Aluminum 795 housing in my 717..I also put a stronger 795 Recoil Sping in my 717..That I do believe will be helpful in preventing these type of problems.

Not familiar with your particular Rifle brand..But good to know you were uninjured..

I have yet to have the dreaded 17 Mach2 kaboom..Hopefully will not with the stronger Recoil Spring and I keep it clean..I do believe alot of these Kabooms were ammo related to the early production Mach2 ammo..How old were these Honandy rounds you were firing?
carbine, what are the difference between the 795 and the 717 springs? would you recommend changing them? thanks
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Old 03-06-2021, 01:55 PM
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I had this happen with my 17HMR CZ452. Blew out the magazine and floorplate and cracked the stock. Hornady immediately repaired the rifle at their expense and sent all new ammo after I read them the lot number over the phone...There's some bad ammo out there from the early days of the HMR/HM2.

The rifle doesn't shoot as well as it used to, but I think that's mostly because Hornady took all my old ammo and the new stuff they sent is not nearly as consistent.
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Old 03-09-2021, 09:28 PM
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The old original ammo was very accurate.
Shot the eye out with 17grn V-Max in 08 or 09.

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Old 03-12-2021, 10:53 PM
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I had a similar issue years ago with a Savage and CCI. I got lucky and the 1st bullet didn’t travel far enough to let the next round chamber. New gun and 1st box of shells shot. CCI wouldn’t do anything as I tossed the box and didn’t have a lot#. My guess was that there was no powder in the round and with the gun being new it wasn’t loose enough for the bullet to travel much from just the primer load.

Just to clarify, I was shooting as a train was passing by. I thought the round sounded weak but it was new to me and I wasn’t used to what it should sound like. This was within the first 2 or 3 mags I’d ever shot. Like I said, very lucky the next round wouldn’t chamber.

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Tell me that you really didnt throw the ammo intothe creek! That’s really not acceptable.
Yeah, I really did. I don’t dare say how much Eley I have, you’ll have to trust me, it’s enough that I don’t need to shoot anything else. I bought it when Ammo2go was selling it for $3.00 a box and I was buying cases of 2000 rounds. The Hornady never shot as good as the Eley and I was shooting paper that day so I wanted good groups. So, with magazine parts all over the bench, I was pretty mad at myself for shooting that ammo and away it went!

More details about the original story...

My shooting partner, my son, was 700 miles away at his first semester of college and I was really missing him. And I was a month away from spinal surgery on my neck and had constant pain in my neck and shoulders. I wanted the surgery but I didn’t want the surgery... (I had it in December and it was very successful) Going to our bench that we’d been shooting together for 12 years helped to ease the pain a little or at least took my mind off it. So when I realized what I did and it was my fault (not shooting my best ammo), I kind of blew up too.

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Count your blessings that neither you or anyone else got hurt. I've had a few experiences with blown up guns and only one was salvageable. I've come to realize when I hear nothing I check the case as I pull it out. Seeing a casing and no bullet is a dead giveaway.

I had an old Browning Hi-Power that came apart on me. I replaced the barrel and was able to get the frame back together. After testing I fired a number of rounds out of it but it's now a safe queen.
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VBB allows admins to manually adjust post counts.

It's used on many forums to grant "special' members certain status. And although I've only been here a few months, I've figured out Al is "special"..
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[QUOTE=lizardtrack;12238503]carbine, what are the difference between the 795 and the 717 springs? would you recommend changing them? thanks[/QUOTE

The 717 original spring weight was around I think 16.5 pounds as the from my research on the specs of the 717 a couple years back....The extra 2 pounds of the Mccarbo 18.5 Hyper is a nice upgrade to have.. I have a chart somewhere showing this all but cannot find it right now..

It is definitely a good idea to do it just for a little added safety measure..For the price it is not worth not getting one..Here is the one I bought..

https://www.mcarbo.com/marlin-60-/-m...il-spring.aspx

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