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Are FTF's common?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by hokiemojo, Oct 30, 2013.

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  1. madwildcat

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    My general experience has been the nicer the rimfire ammo, the less likely the FTF (Failure to Fire). I don't think I have ever had a CCI Mini or Maxi-Mag FTF, but Federal bulk ammo has more than made up for those stretches of no FTFs.
     
  2. dbp

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    I recently bought a gun through ARMSLIST Ohio Gun Classifieds, it was a private FTF transaction. Unfortunately the gun is having both FTF and FTF issues so I am making arrangements for another FTF meeting with the seller,Frankfurter T. Frankenstein, to resolve the FTF and FTF issues with the gun.

    Ron

    There -- included seller's name for you. :)


    Mod Note: changed Fred T Fuller to a different name, so no one assumes that our mod, Fred Fuller, sold a faulty firearm - Owen
     
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  3. Dysfunctional Individual

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    Assuming it's failure to feed, one reason not given already is a weak mag spring that fails to exert enough force, often on just the last round. I have personally experienced this with poor-quality aftermarket mags in a G19. It has never happened with factory mags.
     
  4. larryh1108

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    I always thought F2F meant face-to-face.
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  5. vamo

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    Certain guns seem to prefer certain brands. Rimfire does seems to be the worst culprit for ftfs. Also after market magazines don't always work with every brand of ammo; again this seems to be especially true for rimfire. I will say that the cheapest of the cheap ammo is not always the one to fail, so don't go buying the most expensive you can find for reliability's sake just test your gun/ammo/magazine combo on the range before trusting your life to it.
     
  6. Cee Zee

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    My Tec-9 had a round dig into the ramp so hard I had to send the gun back to the factory for repairs. That was from feeding a round and the bolt caught the cartridge before it fully fed into the chamber. I was getting a whole bunch of failure to feed issues after that or at least until I got it fixed.

    Most rimfire won't have a lot of problems but some of it will drive the percentage of mis-fires way up. My biggest problems have come from Remington ammo where I had at least a 10% failure to fire ratio not to mention rounds that were nearly squibs. Some people have good luck with it but I tried several rifles just to shoot up a brick of the stuff. It was Golden Bullets I had. I wouldn't suggest anyone go through that stuff. Not only are the rounds never powered the same but it's very dirty and unpredictable when it comes to bullet drop.
     
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    Yeah, that's pretty much what was happening when my buddy was shooting it. What damage was caused on yours and what did they do to fix it?
     
  8. Dnaltrop

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    FtFeed... almost always with non CCI/Fiocchi .22 ammo, though it has happened on days when my crushed hand just isn't gripping well on the larger Semi automatics. Or teaching newcomers who haven't gotten out of limpwristing.

    FTFire/Squibs... Never had a primer fail in the handloads, although I've had a few squibs when pushing the lower end of the envelope with my own handloads while making super-low recoil rounds for kids and fearful newcomers.

    A ton of squib loads the one time I took leave of my senses and bought handloads at a gun show before starting to reload myself. Never again.
     
  9. Travtastik

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    My mark II doesn't like the Remington bulk pack 22 ammo at all. Will have a FTFire about every mag. I have good luck with everything else out there with it. My other rim fire guns seem to do fine with the Remington and everything else out there.

    Only FTFire I have seen with center fire ammo was federal bulk pack 223. I had one fail and I seem someone have one fail at the last 3gun match I shot. In the last few months I have found about 5-6 FC head stamped 223 rounds unfired at the range. They had slight marks on the primers, looked like light strikes.
     
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