Bertram 338 RUM Brass with extra deep primer pockets

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by D.Camilleri, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. D.Camilleri

    D.Camilleri Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2004
    I bought a bunch of Bertram Brass for my 338 RUM and have been experiencing some hang fires and a few no fires with CCI 250 primers in front of 100 gr of RL 33 and 285 gr Hornady ELDM. I measured the primer pocket depth and they are on average 6-8 thousandths deeper than the remington brass. I have some Federal 215's to try, but is this extra depth an issue. I always seat to the bottom of the primer pocket, is there a work around? The firing pin strike appears to be normal. Any thoughts?
  2. LongBomber

    LongBomber Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2008
    First firing with them? I have some 338 edge brass where the base - shoulder measurement was way short. I had to seat bullets into the lands the first firing to expand them enough to fire. Tough brass, but not the best dimensionally out of the box.
  3. can1010

    can1010 Well-Known Member

    Feb 27, 2012
    have seen same issue. switching to Fed 215 solved the problem I think the CCI 250 need a harder strike to fire
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