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A video posted online over the weekend shows a woman's rifle explode in her hands seconds after she pulled the trigger.
The unidentified woman appeared to escape the incident without serious injury. It was not known exactly when the incident occurred.
ConcealedNation.org, a website focusing on firearms, offered an explanation for what likely caused the rifle to explode.
It seems that she experienced a squib load on the 2nd to last shot. While she cleared the casing from the rifle, she did not check for barrel obstruction. Once she pulled the trigger again, the newly-fired round ran right into the back of the previous round that didn’t have enough energy to make it out of the barrel.
The cause of a Squib is usually an under-powered cartridge, likely due to a missing powder charge, or a light powder charge. Many times if a cartridge is missing powder, the primer igniting is still enough to propel the bullet into the barrel, which in turn creates the obstruction. Then, if another round is fired, it will come in contact with this obstruction and cause some pretty dangerous situations.
At the time of publication, the footage had amassed more than 100,000 views on LiveLeak.
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