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Old 02-04-2012, 11:45 PM   #1
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Default PPU 380 is junk!

Bought some PPU 380 ammo $14.99 for a box of 50 at Cabelas. About every 6th round was a short strike.

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Old 02-04-2012, 11:59 PM   #2
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Short strike? please explain. I use PPU(prvi) in .32acp, .380, 6.5x55, and 8x57.

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I pull the trigger nothing. There is a dent in the primmer. The second time it fires. I was shooting it out of my BG380. Remmington and winchester shot fine. Maybe short strike wasnt a good discription.

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Contact them. Have you had this issue with other manufacturers ammo?
The only issue I've had w/ any of their ammo is I find their 196gr 8x57 is grossly underpowered.

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That sounds more like a gun problem to me...

Have you tried other ammo?

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Shot 50 remmingtons and 25 winchester no problems. Shot 50 PPUs and about every 6th shot didnt fire on the first pull. This is a new gun.

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Shot 50 remmingtons and 25 winchester no problems. Shot 50 PPUs and about every 6th shot didnt fire on the first pull. This is a new gun.
New or not, a light strike is normally the gun. Did you completely break it down and get all the grease out of it? It is cold out here. Grease gets pretty hard. What do you lube with?
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I cleaned gun good before I took it out. I use Hoppes oil and a little grease on the rail. Temp was about 50*f. I had no ploblems with the other two brands. I bought it because it was cheap. I did a search and found other people with the same problem. I have another box I will try later. Maybe it was just that one. Stay tuned.

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Take some fired casings from the reliable ammo your shooting, compare the primer strikes to casings from the fired ammo (not the failed rounds) of the brand your having trouble with.

If the one your having trouble with has a shallower dent in the primer, even fired, than the reliable ammo has, then it very well could be just slightly harder than normal primers.

Easy fix. Heavier firing pin spring, or avoid that brand of ammo.

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Light indent misfire is the term you are looking for. Hard primers can be the cause, but a gun that will not fire EVERY commercially loaded round is defective (IMHO). If you have problems with the PPU, you will have problems with Speer ammo. Their primers are especially hard. Remington has soft primers. Winchester has middle of the road hardness primers.

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