Dumbass with a CETME now?
Me and some friends went out shooting today, I was using the day to sight in my CETME. I had it locked in pretty good, and I had a friend spotting me. I had been firing tracers out to around 600yards trying to zero in the scope. I had finally got in zeroed, however the grouping was pretty poor with the tracers, so a friend of mine had some expensive winchester silver ballistic tip .308 rounds. I loaded one in, fired it off and I just grazed the target, much better it would seem. I checked the gun, looked light it fired just fine. I popped another round off, the brass flew off 20 feet away (as usual) and it seemed to extract properly, this shot was a miss. Now, the mystery starts. I'm just about to fire again but I made sure to check the bolt, and curiously it was not fully engaged. I pulled the bolt back and dropped it again and once again it was not engaging all the way, very odd. I pulled the mag out, inspected the rifle and nothing seemed out of the ordinary, it just wasn't funny engaging the bolt. I pulled the stock off, the trigger group, stripped it down, took a peak through the muzzle after I ran a rod down, and I could see it was completely clear, no bullet or debris in the barrel. I reassembled the gun, grabbed another one of the pretty winchester rounds. This time I pulled the bolt back, dropped the round in and slammed it forward, looked like it engaged properly this time... until I took a real careful look and it was just barely out of fulled engaged, I pulled the bolt back and ejected the round. Me and some friends stood around for a while trying to figure out what the fuck happened, and then I took a closer look at the shell... check this shit out:
I'm assuming the expansion of the (weak) case stuck in the flutes, and the (harsh) ejector ripped the back of the shell off, yeah it actually RIPPED the shell in half, ejected the rear of the case. When I slammed the next round down, it actually slid the front of the other case OVER this round, and then I was able to extract it... that is some scary shit.
no more silver tips!