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Magtech squib

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by doubletall, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. doubletall

    doubletall Tacoma, Wa Member

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    I had a Magtech .45acp bullet lodge itself about 2/3 of the way down my 1911 barrel yesterday. I got the bullet out; my question is what to do with the rest of the box. It was the 7th out of a box of 50. Do I assume it what an isolated
    bad load or toss the rest?
     
  2. Sawdust

    Sawdust Bull Mountain(Tigard), OR Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Have you tried to contact Magtech yet? This should be reported. IMHO
     
  3. DrDave

    DrDave Seattle, WA Member

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    Was this older Magtech, or the newer stuff?

    I had some older Magtech, made in around 1998 or 1999, it was .357 Mag, and one round when fired ruptured the casing! That was crazy! I glad it happened in my beefy S&W 686, so nothing really happened to the gun, the case was a pain in the *** to get out of the cylinder.

    I would contact them and give them the Lot# on the box, and not fire the rest of the rounds.
     
  4. turq

    turq Molino,oregon Member

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    Contact MagTech and be sure to indicate to them it will take at least a case* to restore your confidence, and to remain hush on internet forums...

    *With free shipping
     
  5. DrDave

    DrDave Seattle, WA Member

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    Yeah, and a few boxes for all the members on this board too!!!!!!:thumbup:
     
  6. BlvdKing

    BlvdKing Almost Boring Member

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    I would just contact them directly and not shoot anymore out of the box
     
  7. doubletall

    doubletall Tacoma, Wa Member

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    Thanks for the replies. I did report it on the form they provide on their web site. I bought it this summer so its fairly new (to me at least). I'll take your advice and not use the rest.
     
  8. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Most likely they will let you return it for a new box. Although I have heard lots of negative reports about magtech ammo in the past.
     
  9. doubletall

    doubletall Tacoma, Wa Member

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    Magtech is sending UPS out today to pick up the box for replacement.
     
  10. doubletall

    doubletall Tacoma, Wa Member

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    Almost a month since I sent in the ammo and I finally got the replacement box tonight. I don't think 50 trouble free rounds will be enough to restore my confidence in the product. Oh, if forgot, they did send me a really cool hat.
     
  11. BlvdKing

    BlvdKing Almost Boring Member

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    Wow, 1 lousy box of ammo? I understand we in a bad economy but that is ridiculous!
     
  12. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    I'd weigh the rest of the bullets before firing anymore from that box...if they under-pressured one, I can only imagine that one could be over-pressured as well.

    Luckily you noticed the squib for what it was, by firing another round you could have seriously damaged your firearm...I guess I wont be doing rapid-fire with MagTech rounds!
     
  13. doubletall

    doubletall Tacoma, Wa Member

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    Latest update. After a few more phone calls they finally sent 4 more boxs for compensation.
     
  14. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    That sounds more like it ....
     
  15. kito109654

    kito109654 Everett, WA Member

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    Nice, how did these phone calls go? What was said?
     
  16. raftman

    raftman Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Heard bad stuff about Magtech as well. Once bought two boxes of Magtech .32auto and went through all of it without any problems though.