Re: Primer problems, No fire in 7mm RM
What in the heck do those comments have to do with the primers not going off? The only other thing I can think of if it isn't the primers being seated to deep is that maybe the primers were mishandled and some were contaminated. Other than those two things, then it could be the gun itself like a weak spring or a need for better cleaning like was mentioned.
I have to agree with Topgun, sounds like contaminated primers to me.
I do a gob of reloading because one, I have time and two because I'm cheap, load development notwthstanding....
I never prime on the press for a couple reasons. One, I want to feel every primer and how it's sitting in the pocket in relationship to the cartridge face and two, working a hand primer while watching the boob tube, strengthens your hands.
The primer itself may be hard, which happens sometimes but not often or the gun has a dirty bolt/firing pin drillway and needs a thorough cleaning.
I'd start with pulling the bolt and giving it a good cleaning, paying close attention to the firing pin and then a tiny dab of gun oil on the firing pin to lubricate the drillway. The start looking at the cartridge itself. You shot factory stuff, no problem. I believe it's dirt/powder residue in the pin drillway.
Looking at your original post, I see it's a Savage. Savage is noted for a light pin spring. Yjay makes it coubly important to have the drillway clean and lubricated.
Not too much, thats no good as is too little. Just a drop.
Like Kimber Arms says in their literature.... Oiling a firearm to excess is as bad as no oil at all.