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Safety question: Loose primer pockets in new brass.

 
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Old 02-09-2006, 11:49 AM
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Re: Safety question: Loose primer pockets in new brass.

Thanks everyone for the input. I will try some other primes an see if this clears up the issue. I have NOT done anything to the primer pockets. I also tried tapping the brass on the work bench and nothing fell out so I think I will be OK for the weekend.

If nobody sees any safety problems then I will shoot the rounds I already loaded [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] and report back on my findings. If the primers fall out after firing I will send most of the brass and primers back to winchester for...

Wait a second. They're closing shop. Why would they care?

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Old 02-09-2006, 12:21 PM
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Re: Safety question: Loose primer pockets in new brass.

4ked,

This is precisely why I quit using WW primers several years ago. I am betting if you carefully measure the WW primers and compare them against another you will find they are about .001 smaller in diameter.

I used to use WW primers for everything and never had a "fit" problem. Then (several years ago??) I picked up a new brick from my buddy and they were all small. I went to CCI at that time and haven't tried WWs since.

BTW I did shoot them all up through the years mostly bullet testing. I was suprised at how many of the primers DIDN'T fall out when considering how easily they went in.

Jim
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Old 02-09-2006, 12:53 PM
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Re: Safety question: Loose primer pockets in new brass.

Loose primers can back out under recoil in the magazine and in the chamber when fired. They for sure are different diameters, if only slightly, but I don't like a sloppy fit, won't use them, especially hot loads, you get leakers.

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Old 02-09-2006, 03:09 PM
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Re: Safety question: Loose primer pockets in new brass.

LB,

I agree. That is why I shot them up under controlled conditions, loaded one at a time in chambers that I was familiar with........... not in my Garand. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

I was relating my experiences, not recommending the use.

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