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Old 05-10-2006, 04:26 PM
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US869 powder and hang fire

Went to the range today with my new toy. Rem Sendero long action, 28 inch 9 twist douglas barrel, 7 Rum necked down to 6.5 mm. Started off with 85 gr of 869 and got hang fire. Increased charge in 1/2 grain increments up to 89 grs and could not get rid of the hang fire. Swithed to Ramshot Magnum. Started out with 83 grs and went to 86 grs. Out of 20 shots with the Magnum powder, had 3 hang fires. I'm using CCI 250 primers. Does any body have any idea what is going on.
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Re: US869 powder and hang fire

maybe a bad batch of primers? i'd definitely try a different make of magnum primers.
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Re: US869 powder and hang fire

+1 on possible bad primers. Try the Federal gold medal match 215 magnum primers.

Also, are you sure it is a hang fire and not excessive pressure from other circumstances? If youre using a tight chamber and especialy if it includes a tight neck chamber, you can easily experiance VERY high pressures quick.
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Re: US869 powder and hang fire

I did start with a new lot of primers. Every time i had a hang fire velocities were 200fps slower than my other loads. When they hapened I could here the firing pin hit and about 1/4 second later the gun would go off. Not very good for group size. I felt like I was shooting a old side lock muzzle loader.
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OK, now try another brand of magnum primers. The "new lot" you are using may be bad.
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Old 05-10-2006, 06:22 PM
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Re: US869 powder and hang fire

Stick with the 250 brand primer or try anothe brand?
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Re: US869 powder and hang fire

About 12 yrs ago I had the same problem with the CCI 250 primers in my Rem 700 7mm Mag. Switched to Winchester Mag primers and haven't had one hang fire since, I would change primer brands!
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