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On a recent hunt I had the evil 6.5 rear its ugly head and jam my 6.8 up. I made the critical error of loading mags when was watching YouTube videos and didn't notice that a 6.5 was in my box of 200 Hornady 110 g Hollow Points. Threw it in the mag without noticing. Flash foward to the next night at 2:00 AM. A ton of hogs in the field, we put a stalk on, got all set up with our rigs and tripods. Safe off, 3, 2, bang, hit one! Then the 6.5 devil jammed me up!! It's dark, so I'm ripping on the charging handle try to eject whatever is in there out. I miss all the rest of the action. Flip my headlight on and looked in the chamber. WTF is going on here? Had to pop it out with a screwdriver, I'm looking at this round like an idiot. I couldn't figure out where it came from. I don't own a Grendel, neither do the guys I was with. When I got home the other day, I went back through the box and found 9 more!!! I don't remember where I got the box or if it was sealed.

Lesson learned!! Pay attention when your loading mags or you'll miss out on all the fun!

Anyone need 9 6.5 Grendel rounds?
 

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Wow! Never heard of that, but I will definitely watch out for this from now on.
 

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Friend of mine was sighting in his sons vintage model 70 in 25-06 after buying and installing a new scope for him. He also had his 308 Savage to sight in. Made the cardinal mistake of having both calibers on the bench together. First round boom the Model 70 is destroyed. He got lucky and only received a few cuts on his cheek and hand. Had no idea what happened until he put the action in a vise and pried the bolt open to discover he tried to fire a 30 cal projectile down a 25 cal barrel. Really lucky guy. Ruined a fine rifle though.
 

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Friend of mine was sighting in his sons vintage model 70 in 25-06 after buying and installing a new scope for him. He also had his 308 Savage to sight in. Made the cardinal mistake of having both calibers on the bench together. First round boom the Model 70 is destroyed. He got lucky and only received a few cuts on his cheek and hand. Had no idea what happened until he put the action in a vise and pried the bolt open to discover he tried to fire a 30 cal projectile down a 25 cal barrel. Really lucky guy. Ruined a fine rifle though.
Good that were no serious injuries, and sad that an irreplaceable rifle was destroyed.
NEVER mix cartridges or components on the loading or shooting bench.
 

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I color coded my 300 and . 5.56 300 dark earth mag and upper .5.56/.223 green upper and mag . For that reason . I would like to have 500 nickel or black 300 cases so it would be less like to happen . By the way a .223 will fire in a 6.8 . Sounds like a squib load and only damage is case looks like a pregnant guppy .


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