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2 misfires

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by premier1, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. premier1

    premier1 New Member

    Nov 26, 2010
    I was just out at the range where I go at least 2-3 times a week. I was firing my Sigma in .40 S&W. I incurred 2 misfires which has never happened before. On both misfires the primer was hit. I have been reloading for 30 years and would like your input on what you think. All rounds before and after the two misfires were fine. Could it be just one of those things that happens, maybe striker didn't hit hard enough, by the way I keep this and all of my weapons very clean.I would like any input. Thanks
  2. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Mentor

    Sep 21, 2007
    Californicated Colorado
    Light strike or dead primer is my guess. They were both your handloads? Did you try and fire them again? Did you pull the bullets?
  3. BeerSleeper

    BeerSleeper Active Member

    Mar 24, 2010
    Could the primers have been poorly seated? My only misfires have been due to a primer that wasn't fully seated. They went on the second attempt. That was early on, when I was still developing a feel for the hand priming tool.
    Did the dent on the primer look like a good hit? If not, that's a good indication of a light strike.

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