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Old 02-21-2011, 09:30 PM   #1
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I have reloaded for about 5 years now recently i have reloaded 308 win for my lr-308 i went to the range and shot about 10 rounds then on went click a misfire. Tried to extract it by pulling on the charging handle but couldn't. I had to use a rubber hammer and finally it came out. Tried it again and it happen about four more times rounds look fine. Maybe the neck was expanded to much ? Any advise will help.



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Old 02-21-2011, 09:44 PM   #2
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Yer not holding the cartridge close enuff to the computer for me to tell.

two possibles out of many- check case length if you have not been trimming- some brass is noteworthy for "growing" in length. Also check loaded cartridge OAL- too long, you will have rifling marks on bullet from jamming it into lands.

Of course, you have checked and THOROUGHLY cleaned the chamber already...........



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C3 soo true. Spoken like an old reloader who has been there and done that.


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There is also incomplete sizing. Use of brass previously fired in another gun or not fully resizing your fired cases.
You may need a small-base sizing die.
Load several inert (no powder or primer) rounds and cycle them.

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Also, if the cases are not trimmed you could have a slight bulge just below the shoulder caused by the neck being forced down in the seating die.



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