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My Browning Buckmark goes Kaboom!

Chris a veteran shooter just sent me this looking for answers, I am amazed and baffled. What happened here? Possible dirty chamber out of battery firing?

My Browning Buckmark goes Kaboom, I guess it doesn’t only happen to Glocks.

This weekend I was visiting my Brother in law, and while there I went to the range to fire off a few rounds. I was shooting my trusty ’90 Buckmark.

On the last magazine of a 4 box set, it went Bang, Bang, Bang, Kaboom! It was such a shock, I didn’t even bother to check if all my fingers were still attached. I never expected to have a kaboom from a .22LR, much less my Buckmark, which had gone well over 15K rounds without a hitch for the past 20+ years.
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Day2 22LR Accuracy Test: 100 Yards

On November 22, 2012 I embarked on a journey to try and find accurate 22LR ammunition for a customized 10/22 rifle build I had just completed. With the versatility and fun of the 22LR who can go to the range with just one 22LR firearm? On this day I ended up at the range with two rifles — my customized 10/22 build and a CZ452 Varmint. The test would consist of various brands of 22LR ammunition at 50 yards. I documented Day1 Testing results and Musings Here.

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Day1 22LR Accuracy Test: Ultimate Kidd 10/22 Build – CZ452 Varmint

The 22Long Rifle is world renown and the most popular caliber by amount sold each year. What makes this caliber so popular is it’s versatility used for many different occasions, plinking, competition, practice, training and small game hunting. With the rise in cost of ammunition and the downward trend of the US economy the 22LR continues to grow in it’s popularity as it is the most economical as well. One can buy 500 rounds of 22LR ammunition at your local store for $19 dollars give or take a few bucks depending on your location. Compare this to $10.99 for 50 rounds of centerfire 9mm ammunition, $27.99 for 100 rounds of centerfire 223 ammunition and even $10.99 for 22 Magnum ammunition. You can quickly see why many are showing up to your local range with 22LR in hand. Of course there is always one caveat, in certain firearms 22LR though lots of fun can be inaccurate or unreliable. It use to be common to expect 5 to 10 dud’s within a box of 500 22LR ammunition. Manufacturer’s have improved tremendously on the reliability, but accuracy has always been about the firearm and the person pulling the trigger and if you are a serious competitor premium 22LR ammunition can become rather costly as well.

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