In full disclosure I don't take much in life seriously except for firearms. I have zero tolerance for screwing around while shooting. That applies to myself and others shooting with me. I've cut shooting sessions short with people because they did something that was potentially fatal and just plain stupid. That being said, tonight I'm left wondering if it was my stupidity while shooting or the ammo that could have cost me my balls. Fully disassembled, cleaned and reassembled my Noricno SKS. Figured the only left to do was go dirty it up again. Went out this afternoon with Herters 154gr soft points. I've never bump fired a rifle before tonight. Held it at my hip and let it buck. Squeezed off 6 rounds without a hitch. Then two more. Call it divine intervention, spider sense, or whatever but this little voice in my head tell me to stop being stupid and check the rifle. I looked down, the bolt was locked open which was odd as there were still two rounds in the magazine. Then I noticed the unburned powder inside the receiver and in the barrel. Held a light inside and the barrel was totally blocked. If I had fired one more shot it's quite possible that I'd be sitting in the ER instead of typing this today. We were able to get the bullet out with a cleaning rod and a hammer. Father-in-law said it could have been because the butt wasn't seated completely against my shoulder, interfering with the action maybe causing too much gas to be released and not enough pressure to push the bullet out. Could that be the case? Or is it possible that it's just poor quality Russian ammo causing the problem? Or is this typical SKS commie rifle behavior?