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Remington 209 primer fouling

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by jhngardner367, Mar 14, 2011.

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  1. jhngardner367

    jhngardner367 Member

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    I use a CVA hunterbolt .50 inline,for all my deer hunting.I normally use Winchester 209 primers,and haven't had any problems.This season,I had left my Wins at home by accident,so I bought some Remington primers,and I noticed 2 things that bother me. The first,is that the Remingtons seem to foul more.and thwe second,is that they seem to expand rearward,actually raising out of the flanged cup,by 3/32"! I went back to the Winchesters,and they looked normal,and didn't foul. I asked the local gs owner,and he said the Remingtons are made in China! Is this true??
     
  2. arcticap

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    I don't believe it. They have a lot of American plants including some new ones.
    They're an American defense related company which also sells to law enforcement. Their primers and ammo. are highly regarded and I don't think that they would want to risk their reputation. They do partially own ammo. plants in Mexico but I don't think that it would make sense to import them and risk quality or a shortage.
    What does it state on the box of primers? :)

     
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    John,
    I agree with Arcticap. If the primers were made in China it would have to say it on the packaging. Where did this gunshop owner hear this story?

    ~Mako
     
  4. jhngardner367

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    Well guys,as I've told Articap in a pm.the primers were old(11yrs),and contaminated.I was allowed to try several Remington primers,from a fresh batch,and there's been no more fouling,or swelling,and they are,indeed US made. Just goes to show you,that some people will sell you any ammo,any condition!
     
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    I've been shooting my CVA Optima with Remington BP primers ever since they came out. I'm pleased with accuracy; I assumed that the gray fouling was normal.

    On a different note: Remington 22LR ammo most definitely produces more fouling than FEDERAL or Winchester ammo. Yet accuracy is fine.

    TR
     
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    Buy the hexhead breech plug for the cva optima, accura, wolf,kodiak and install it in the hunterbolt. Before installing it though, use a 006 size o ring and put it into the primer pocket. Should give a nice tight fit when you close the bolt and keep all the primer blow by out of the action.
     
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