Originally Posted by Wxstorm
When I fired the third reloaded round I noticed a very slight delay between the firing pin striking the primer and the round firing. This phenomenon did not occur when I fired another factory round, so I concluded it was a problem with my reloads.
Here's the data for the reloads I was using:
Primer: CCI-200 Large Rifle Primer
Powder: Hodgdon H414, 54 Grains
Bullet: Hornady 150 Grain SST
Greatly appreciate any help! Thanks.
I use H414 for my Hornady 190gr SPBTs. When I was working up a load, a few of my cartridges that were on the low end of the spectrum, "hang fired". That is what you're describing, a "hang fire." But I'm willing to go out on a limb here and say your primer fired without a hitch, it was your powder that "hung," as it were.
I remember reading where someone was having a hang fire problem, their solution was to use more powder; as in your case, they were using too little powder. I went with more powder and haven't had a reoccurrence.
It seems that both of your problems can be fixed with one solution.
Also... H414 is spherical powder, which I was told is harder to ignite. Seeing you are loading for an ultra magnum cartridge, you really should be using a magnum primer. My Hornady handbook specifies a "Remington 9 1/2 Magnum" primer.
I hope you get it sorted out.