Why My M1 Garand Blew Up: A Bad Ammo Saga

YouTuber theKGB65 is very lucky that he wasn’t seriously injured or killed after over-pressured Russian .308 ammunition sold under the Herter’s brand name failed in his T26 “Tanker” Garand, destroying the stock.


Cabela’s (where he purchased the ammunition) seems to have provided good customer service regarding the incident. Hopefully they were able to pull all the bad ammunition.

The video serves to remind us to always wear eye and ear protection. It also reminds us that if you see, feel, or hear anything out of the ordinary while shooting your firearms, stop immediately and inspect your firearms and ammunition. At worst, you only lose a little time.

(hat tip: The Gun Wire)

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