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Old 01-27-2009, 04:21 AM
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bad primers help

Just had 2 missfires out of 20 with small cci primers .There is a very good firing pin strike on them bothe so i dont think it is my firing pin.Has anyone got any suggstion.thanks.
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:36 AM
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Re: bad primers help

That's areally high percentage. If you feel there's nothing else amiss than switch lot #s.
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:41 PM
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Re: bad primers help

I have had similar problems with CCI primers. I havent used them in 10 years because of that. Couldnt tell you how they are today.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (where the shot goes, how big the group is, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:49 PM
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I think I'd let CCI know about it...
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Old 01-28-2009, 10:57 PM
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Re: bad primers help

What kind of gun were you shooting? I had tc encore do that, it was a weak hammer spring.
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:37 AM
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Re: bad primers help

I"ve shot thousands of the 400 small rifle primer out of my triple deuce without a hiccup. Not one problem with them.

I've also used the CCI BR-2, and 200's for my non mags, like 243, 25-06, 270 with no problems.

Currently use the 250 mag in the 338 EDGE.

Believe I use the 550 small pistol mag for my 357

Bottom line for me is I've not had 1 single problem with CCI primers. I started using them probly about 10 years ago.

How old were the primers?? How were they stored if they were old??

I would call CCI and let them know the lot #. Maybe they would reimburse you in the meantime??
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Old 01-30-2009, 02:19 AM
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Re: bad primers help

The rifle is a cooper mod 21 in 6mmppc .I will get in contact with cci to see wot they have to say.
In the past though i have shot thousands of their primers without any problems.

The primeres were stored in a dry ccabinet inside my house their is no way any moisture could get to them.

Maybe though it was my bad and i got some oil on them during the relodnig process.
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