You hear about it all the time, but rarely do you actually see it happen. Watch this rifle explode while a woman is shooting it.
In this shocking video, a rifle virtually disintegrates in the hands of a woman shooting it. There's not much information shared along with the clip, but we almost don't need to know much more.
There appears to be a man shooting with her and someone recording the video. We hope they were fine after this scary malfunction.
What happened? There may have been an under-loaded cartridge that upon firing, lodged its bullet in the barrel, and when the second bullet hit the first, the gun came apart.
A double-charged cartridge, possibly an old army surplus round, may have acted like a pipe bomb, which would tear that classic rifle apart. Whatever the cause, this is definitely a rare occasion, but this is why eye protection is a must. Also, knowing how to recognize and avoid barrel obstructions is a huge benefit.
Stay safe out there on the range!