Doing some range work brushing up on my handgun skills this am, started w/ the Colt Challenger & Ruger .22 autoloaders then went to the mid-power loads for my 41 magnum.
Worked @ 50' then 25m & 50m it was going good till I pulled out the hot ammo, some reloaded 210 grain Nosler hp's running @1450-1500 fps. Its a solid hunting load w/ stiff recoil but plenty accurate. About 10 rounds in the cylinder started to drag when advancing to the next round. I thought maybe my primers were seated a touch high, but when I stopped to look the Ruger over my base pin was halfway down the bbl & the entire base pin latch assembly was gone, just blue sky thru the frame!!
Looks like I've got to order up some new parts on Monday & break out the blue loctite...