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Keep the rifle pointed in a safe direction at all times!
Use the hard mil-spec primers if you reload.
I'm surprised it happened with HXP ammo.

Did you bump the op-rod to get it to go forward? I am suspecting so, as it gives it harder action forward, than if you've
jammed in a clip with your thumb and palm pad on the op rod. I saw a slam fire when it happened when the guys palm was on top of the bolt
and it was ugly. Split the guys palm wide open, 5" long, and deep, and burned in gunpowder.
I got real respect for a M-1 slam fire right there.

You checked the bolt and firing pin. Did I read somewhere (or was it on AR's) that some firing pins have a milled shoulder on them that sometimes
hangs up inside? I think it was the M-1. Perhaps someone else has more info.

Glad no one was hurt!
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