OK. So I have been reloading on and off for 30 years. Today I shot my first squib. It all turned out OK and I learned a lot from it so thought I should share the knowledge. I was shooting my 6mmBR for the first time in 3 or so years. I realized that I wanted to work up a real load and had 19 rounds left from the last reload spree 3+ years ago so I decided to unload them the fun way. On the 17th shot, I got a pop and no recoil and no hole in the paper. The pop was so quiet that I thought it might have been just the click of the firing pin doing *something* other than hitting the primer. I counted to 30 and then undid the bolt and ejected the cartridge and there was no bullet there. No smoke either but the primer had a good solid direct hit and was expended. I removed the bolt and looked from the breach down the barrel and there was no daylight so the bullet was there and the barrel was obstructed. I put the gun away to fix at home because I hadn't taken a cleaning rod to the range. What I learned: 1. When you don't get recoil or smoke or noise, you need to wait a minute for a hangfire then remove the cartridge and check the barrel for obstructions. 2. Bolt actions are nice because there isn't another one up the spout without trying to get one there. I know that without the recoil a semi wouldn't load another, but just having another round ready to go while you are trying to determine what is going on was a little intimidating. 3. Don't leave old reloads around unless you know exactly what they are and they are marked. 4. When you charge your cases, take the time with your flashlight or iPhone to look down EVERY neck EVERY time to be sure you have them all charged. (I have been doing this for the last 18 months as a good safety step but I wasn't religious about it before.)(Should have been... ) 5. Always a good idea to take a cleaning rod to the range for just things like this. Maybe a small mallet. 6. The primer alone had enough juice to get the bullets into the lands, but it was REALLY easy to remove, It did not jam in tightly enough to be a problem at all for the cleaning rod alone without any hammer/mallet help. 7. Be really careful reloading, handling, shooting, cleaning and everything else with guns. Be in the moment and focus. Gathering wool at any point can cause a problem down the road maybe months or years later. All in all I am really glad this happened as it did. It served as a reminder for #7 above and having had it happen now tells me what to expect and being forwarned is being forarmed.