Punctured Primers


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RatDrall
March 22, 2010, 02:02 PM
Shooting my S&W Model 64 today I noticed that some of the primers (Winchester White Box 130 grain .38 special FMJ) were not only dented, but had small puncture marks.

Is this a problem?

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wgp
March 22, 2010, 05:37 PM
I have had this problem with Remington UMC 9mm in an autoloader. It was a big problem, because the pierced primers were leaving bits of metal debris behind and prevented the firing pin from moving forward, which of course turned my gun into a paperweight. In a revolver it might not be an issue. I've not had this problem with any other ammo.

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