What you are describing is called a hang fire. Generally caused by primer issues. A primer that is not seated properly can do this. A slightly contaminated primer can do this. You did not specify the type of primer, only Federal. A Magnum primer is required to set off such a large charge of powder. If you were using the Federal 215 (Magnum primer), you may consider switching to a different brand as each make/type of primer burns a little different. Perhaps a Winchester large rifle Magnum primer will be hotter and more easily sets off the charge.
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I've a 338 Lapua that I finally shot this weekend. Maybe it's normal (though I'm sure it's not) but I noticed wen shooting that I pull the trigger and I hear the firing pin hit before monster bang.
I reloaded my own rounds to sight it in with and it's the fist I've done for the 338 so maybe I jacked something up. Dunno. Lapua brass, 87 gr Magpro powder, federal primer, and 250 gr hornady bullet.
Any ideas or insight?
I've got a video I can post later where you can hear it but can't post it from my phone.
Sounds like a hang fire. Do you keep your powder in a cool, moisture proof area. Might also be some other contamination...you should never hear the hammer drop on the primer...any delay between trigger pull and BOOM is not normal...unless you are firing a flint lock musket.
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