No bullet, just 5744 powder. Its been claimed on MML's forum (smokeless section) only about 40gr of 5744 caused this. On Facebook someone did say it was a double load 2xbullets and 2xpowder which i can believe. I find it very hard to believe that 40gr of 5744 and no bullet could even completely ignite let alone cause that much damage.
I cant read Facebook since this one requires a login www.facebook.com/groups/205248626303622/ Someone named Berry further down the page said it was a double load according to someone i know thats on Facebook.
Last Edit: Dec 2, 2015 21:11:29 GMT -5 by GMB54-120
It was also said on the other forum that the guy poured a "little" powder down the bore without measuring it. That alone tells me the guy wasn't paying attention or being safe throughout this whole process.
This is BS. I've loaded by accident 2 powder charges of 44 grains each of 5744 under a Hornady 300 gr XTP. I was interupted at the bench by another shooter for 30 minutes. My stupidity. Upon discharge of this load, it nocked me off of the bench, punched my glasses into my eyebrow, luckily I grabbed the gun before it hit the cement floor.
Now wait a minute. Didn't Savage test the 10 ml II with a heavy load (not going to say how much) of red dot powder and TWO saboted bullets one on top of the other? The pressure was 156,000 psi, but stood the load. If the gun would stand this load I can't see one blowing up with the load of 5744 mentioned.
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