You can get a decent report out of the cylinder gap and recoil. i think where it went really wrong wasGlad your OK but how did you not notice a squib on a 45/70? Wasn't the lack of boom and recoil obvious?
Whapidfire..... I had squib on 38 that hardly made the jump ....if it did not hang up the cylinder i most likely would have let the next shot go.