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lonyaeger 09-26-2010 08:52 PM

Four FTF today.....?
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I had my .308 at the range today and fired about 25 rounds. Four of them failed to fire. Different loads, but the same primers in all. In the photo on the left are several cases that fired as they should. On the right are the four FTFs. The impression from the firing pin looks the same on both to me.

What could this be?

Gatekeeper 09-26-2010 09:44 PM

Looks like a batch of bad primers to me Lon.

Handloads? What brand?

spittinfire 09-26-2010 09:50 PM

It doesn't appear like they weren't hit hard enough. I'm assuming your hands were clean when you were loading them and not eating your daily bucket of KFC.

M14sRock 09-26-2010 09:57 PM

Were you smoking a bowl while loading? If so, the grease from the Fritos might have affected the primers. :D

lonyaeger 09-26-2010 10:06 PM

Wasn't smoking or eating - har dee har. Winchester primers. Barnes TSX bullets. Varget powder.

spittinfire 09-26-2010 10:41 PM

I honestly don't know what to tell you. I've never had a problem with any of the primers I've used. I'm thinking you may have gotten a bad batch.

M14sRock 09-26-2010 10:51 PM

Not smoking? Hmm...

Seating depth doesn't seem to be an issue so gotta be bad primers, or bad Karma.

Were the primers sealed when you got them? Did they look fresh?

lonyaeger 09-26-2010 11:06 PM

I honestly don't remember if they were sealed or not. I got them at the gun club I belong to and who knows how long they might have been there.

CA357 09-26-2010 11:28 PM


I haven't a clue, but just wanted to say something to show that I'm paying attention. ;)

lonyaeger 09-26-2010 11:32 PM

Well thanks Don, I appreciate that! :)

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