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Unread 10-18-2008, 10:19 PM
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mis firing question

my father in law has loaded thousands of shells and has never had the problem he had last weekend. He loaded 50 Rem 6mm (brand new remington cases) and approx 1/2 of them didnt fire. the primer had an indent in it, but not enough to fire the primer. any ideas on what could have happened as it is worrying him a bit. our thoughts, bad primers? or is it possible to seat the primer to deep? it appeared that maybe some of the primers were seated a little deeper than others? any help would be appreciated.
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Unread 10-18-2008, 11:05 PM
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Re: mis firing question

Shouldn't happen with new cases unless defective. I would rather think there is a headspace problem. Also check the firing pin and and the distance it protruded from the boltface when "relaxed".
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Unread 10-20-2008, 03:55 PM
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Re: mis firing question

look at where the primers were being stored. Maybe moisture is the culprit...
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Unread 10-20-2008, 08:07 PM
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Re: mis firing question

i had a Remy that was only a year old and started clicking instead of banging. weak firing pin spring was the culpirt. i agree with everything else that's been stated but my money would be on the weak spring.
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