Originally Posted by Wd40
I was using Remington Factory ammo when this happened. Its was the first day out at the range. My concern main was if this would effect the accuracy of the gun. I was also planning on having this gun accurized and rebarreled in the future. Would the action still be ok for this? Since this happened I have put 70 rounds throught the gun with no problems. I just believe one bad factory round was the culprit.
That would be the thing to do(Have the bolt face squared at the same time it's re barreled.
The Picture you posted shows that it is larger than normal and I would consider going
ahead and re barreling in the near future. The reason it is not a good condition is that
with the primer unsupported in some areas it can move and will more likely blow more primers.
Roys bolt is the worst I have ever seen and with the ring all of the way around the cylinder
part of the primer is unsupported and will surely move each time it's fired causing more
gas erosion.(No disrespect to Roy who has probably forgot more than I know).
I realize I am very fussy about these things but if it were mine I would replace the bolt or install
a bushing to support the primer at the least.
Primers are not designed to hold the pressure if unsupported only seal the case from escaping
I'm not going to tell anyone not to use brass that the primer pocket is loose just because
I won't. all I can do is recomend. Mainly because brass is cheep and machine work is not.
Remington should fix your rifle because you were using Factory ammo in a factory chamber
and obviously it was a case or load problem.
Any primer blow out is not normal and should be researched to find the problem before
continuing firing another round. It is a sign that something is wrong.
This is just My opinion for what it's worth.
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