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Old 10-21-2012, 07:01 AM   #1
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Anything dangerous about re-firing a shell that didn't go off the first time? I bought some bulk reloads of 30.06 and 2 out of 10 I fired (or attempted to fire) didn't work. Could you try them again or is this not a good idea?

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Old 10-21-2012, 12:47 PM   #2
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Nothing wrong with giving a FTF cartridge a second try- BUT-

Why is it NOT firing the first time? Is it ammo that has been poorly stored and degraded- a reload with bad primers- or is there a problem with the rifle? Typical easy to fix- dirt and crud in the firing pin channel (clean the gun) lack of lubrication (only takes a couple of drops, but most guns do not do well dry) or is the chamber dirty, and the bolt not fully closing? (clean it)

Question- what do the primers look like? Fully dented from the firing pin, or shallow hit?

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Brand new gun Remington 770 (I know, I know crappy gun right?) ha ha. I cleaned it good and it's smooth, pin hits seem nice and I was just afraid to fire ammo again.

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Here's a shell that did fire, that's how the pin strike looked. I'm thinking it was crappy reloads although I wasn't absolutely sure. I got 100 rounds for $60. I guess you get what you pay for.
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Shoot 'em. But wow, that's lousy stuff!

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I hear ya! Now I know. I just bought to sight in my scope. I got some Horandy if I'm ever to do some real shooting with it.

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Crappy ammo stinks for sighting in. It might get you on paper but you will never get a good group and it wont shoot to the same point as the good stuff.

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Those are NOT reloads. They are surplus M-2 ball ammo. It is hard to tell what head stamp the case in the magazine has. It looks like a "67" as in 1967, but the rest of the head stamp is blocked. Post a pic of the base of the case to give us more info.

As the ammo in the can looks bright and shiny, I suspect it was polished AFTER loading. NOT a good idea. Vibratory polishers and loaded ammo do not mix well. The powder can be dangerously altered by rubbing against its self and the inside of the case. Burn rate, normally controlled partially be coatings, can be sped up to dangerous levels. An old dry primer can be degraded and "killed" by the polishing process.

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Please be careful of a HANG FIRE!!!!!

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