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Old 02-08-2012, 11:59 AM
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Re: 17 hmr stuck in barrel

bowhunthard---As I recall the Remingtons were firing out of battery and they didn't have much of a recall. They only wanted to give a coupon or some such thing and I believe it was only good if you bought another Remington rifle. The splits may either be from lousy brass they are using or a headspace problem with the gun, but my guess is the former.
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:17 PM
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Re: 17 hmr stuck in barrel

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bowhunthard---As I recall the Remingtons were firing out of battery and they didn't have much of a recall. They only wanted to give a coupon or some such thing and I believe it was only good if you bought another Remington rifle. The splits may either be from lousy brass they are using or a headspace problem with the gun, but my guess is the former.
You're right, crappy brass is definitely most logical. Assuming everyone isn't headspacing this caliber wrong, or producing all the ammo wrong .

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Old 02-08-2012, 12:57 PM
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Re: 17 hmr stuck in barrel

FYI I quit buying Remington 22 LRs because there was a terrible problem with a high percentage of them not firing in my semiautomatic Winchester rifle. I think their QC sucks big time and now use CCIs. I reload for all my centerfire rifles and swear by Hornady components! I also think their manufactured ammo is hard to beat.
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:04 PM
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FYI I quit buying Remington 22 LRs because there was a terrible problem with a high percentage of them not firing in my semiautomatic Winchester rifle. I think their QC sucks big time and now use CCIs. I reload for all my centerfire rifles and swear by Hornady components! I also think their manufactured ammo is hard to beat.
I'm not saying that rem .22lr brass is anything great. The priming charge formulation might be somewhat less sensitive other brands. But the high percentage of duds that you say you are experiencing with it shouldn't be happening. I would suggest trying the "hardware upgrade" approach, with the rifle's firing pin spring being what needs to be replaced/upgraded.

There are are 3 possible options:

Replace the spring with a new stock one. The current one may have become too weak

Replace the spring with a beefier one.

Remove the spring, stretch it out a bit, and put it back in. This is the no-fuss/no-muss "poor man's" method of beefing up an existing spring)

The other possibility is that someone has been dry-firing the rifle, which should NEVER be done, with any firearm that uses rimfire ammo. It will damage the firing pin by blunting/mushrooming/shortening it's reach. In THAT case, it is the firing pin itself that needs to be replaced.

One last possibility is that the rifle's firing mechanism is simply so dirty and fouled up, that it results in the pin not being able to move fast enough to consistantly set off the round's priming charge, when the spring releases it's tension on it. This is far more likely to happen in recoil-operated autoloaders. In this case a simple, but very thorough, cleaning (followed by re-lubing) is what is called for.
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:46 PM
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Thanks for all that information, but I've been hunting for 60 years, have 2 safes full of guns of all different calibers and the gun in question hasn't had any problems whatsover after I quit using those Remington duds!!! PS: Noone uses my rifles but myself and all look brand new because of the way they are cleaned and properly taken care of.
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Re: 17 hmr stuck in barrel

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What would cause one rifle to split cases and one not to?
One problem could be the rifle chamber is out of spec, slightly too large allowing the brass to expand too far and then split. I don't know if they make go no go gauges for the hmr, but you could ask a smith.
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I'm going to have to go +1 on this one. BUT - it could be (and in my opinion, probably IS) a case where headspace gauges aren't going to indicate any problem. That would be a case where the chamber is OOS in a dimension that HS gauges don't measure: chamber diameter. I'll go out on a limb here, and make the call that the savage's barrel is probably a victim of shoddy "smithmanship", which likely occurred during the chamber reaming process. That barrel should never have been allowed to get out of the factory door. Have this spec checked, and then invoke the manufacturers warranty.
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