okay i'll come clean also, several years back i bought a new remington 7oo m l. i had drawn a le tag and was excited. i went up to favorite spot to dial things in. i had shot maybe a dozen shots and it was shooting better than i ever dreamed. i loaded it another time and was joking around with my girlfriend and not really paying attention. when i touched the shot off i thought a cannon had just gone off in my face. i had crud in my eyes and my face was black and it hurt my ears. then i noticed that the barrel was litterally blown open like a flower. elmer fudd sstyle , where it peels back in four different pieces. I did not understand what the yippity had just happened. i took it back to my good friend that i had purchased it from and he sent it off to remington. a few weeks later i got a brand new gun back and a letter from the tech that said it would be wise to load only one charge at a time in the future. somehow i had actually put two full loads down and then shot it. they included some good photos of the barrel after they had sawn it in half and it showed very clearly where the second load was tightly packed against the first. this is the dumbest thing i have ever done to date while shooting or hunting and i pay attention now at all times while loading or shooting it. it is very wise to limit distractions and give your full attention. even after learning what i had done i still cannot believe i did that.