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Primer Question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by hoji, Jan 20, 2008.

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  1. hoji

    hoji Member

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    I ejected a live round from my DPMS LR308 yesterday and noticed a light "strike " on the primer. Loaded another round and ejected it and it had the same "strike" mark on the primer. Is this normal? Is it safe to rechamber these rounds ?
     
  2. HOLY DIVER

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    what kinda primers are you useing?i ran into the same problem with my thompson/center turned out to be hard primmers (CCI)i switched to winchester primers and my T/C has not missed a beat since
     
  3. TexasRifleman

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    Pretty common in floating firing pin weapons. Some primers are hard enough you don't see a dent, some get the light strike like you see.

    What brand was the ammo?

    But yes, the ammo is probably still safe to shoot but you probably want to change brands.
     
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  4. hoji

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    The ammo is Federal 150gr soft point.

    And thanks for the info.
     
  5. HOLY DIVER

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    federal is normaly very good ammo.....try different ammo if you still have the problem clean the firing pin/spring if the prblem is still there change the spring i'd say
     
  6. hoji

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    It is the gun and it is appearantly normal.
     
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