blown primers

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by roaddog1m, May 15, 2010.

  1. roaddog1m

    roaddog1m Well-Known Member

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    So yesterday, I decided to go out and re-zero the scope I had borrowed off my 6mm-06AI and put on another rifle to shoot a match. I went out to the range where there had been several shooters (including myself) blasting away with tactical rifles at some steel gongs made from AR-500 steel. I drove out to the 600yd gong and stepped off 100yds. After firing a few rounds from my 6mm-06AI, I walked up and looked at the plate. I was shooting completely through the plate! crap!

    Other than that, I noticed something else. My brass was hard as hell to extract. I had primer flow back and serious primer flattening. (didn't have my crono with my) I went home and measured the powder in the rounds thinking I had made a mistake loading. Nope! Next I measured the web of the fired brass. It was fine also. The brass its self showed no sign of pressure. Finally, I looked in my garbage box and I found the empty primer box I'd used when loading. Yep, you guessed it, LARGE PISTOL PRIMERS! Double crap!

    So anyway, there I go again.
     
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  2. royinidaho

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    Sounds like an opportunity to put the super-glue to use is looming.:D:D
     

  3. roaddog1m

    roaddog1m Well-Known Member

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    Roy, at the time I was thinking that I had excess pressure in the case and that I might need a little super glue the next loading. I had fun today pulling bullets though. LoL