http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=572186 I (Not Me) was loading up some tracers that I didn't have a dummy round to match the profile of the bullet so I was the dummy & took the loaded round that was a little long & jammed it into the rifling of my Edge .223 Rem. where it got stuck. I didn't want to pull the bullet back out of the neck so I used a cleaning rod to tap the bullet & free it. The bullet freed but when the bolt fell it released the firing pin. It struck the primer before the ejector could kick it out. The case exploded(as can be seen), primer blow out, the mag was blown apart(half was in the other room), the bullet shoved into the end of my cleaning rod, & me sitting there in awl. I started looking to see what just happened I found the firing pin had dropped. I thought this to be a fluck. I reset the firing pin raised the bolt & let it fall again. Again the firing pin jumped the notch & was released. I'm thankful most if not all the powder & the tracer didn't ignite. The cleaning rod seems to be fine after I threaded the bullet back out. What I Learned I now know how to put threads on the end of a bullet with a brass rod. It makes a mess of the guns chamber though. My wife cleaned for a while trying to get all that unburnt powder out. I was trying to figure out how to get the mag to work again. MY VIEW AS TO WHAT HAPPENED> Owner slammed the bolt to the rear when disloging the stuck round. Causing firing pin to drop. Shell was being held by the extractor. KABOOM. The engaugement of the firing pin in its notch, may or may not be correct. A test would be to slam/close the bolt in to the action as if loading a round. Does the hammer/firing pin drop? EDIT: Purchase a new Savage Axis in 223/5.56 with scope package. After break in, group are running well uner 1" @ 100 yards using Sierra 69gr match. The Hornady is running very close to 1/2" using IMR 3031 powder. Great accuracy for a $390 rig. Price included everything.