R92 44 Mag Failure to fire

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Re: R92 44 Mag Failure to fire

Postby dlidster » 30 Oct 2020 08

Bad batches of primers do escape the factories, but not frequently. I've been reloading for 62 years and have had almost no primer problems. I say almost. Several years ago I had a brick of Winchester large pistol primers that misbehaved as yours have. I returned them to Scheel's where I bought them. I've used thousands of Winchester primers since with no problems. (Federals are my favorites, though.)

Just for the heck of it, buy another brand (if you can find them). The problem may not have anything to do with what you're doing.
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Re: R92 44 Mag Failure to fire

Postby jisco43 » 30 Oct 2020 10

I dry tumble my brass then clean each case individually. Using my RCBS Hand Primer I never touch the primers. I will post results of priming with my Turret Press after this weekend.
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Re: R92 44 Mag Failure to fire

Postby jisco43 » 30 Oct 2020 19

Here's what I found today after reloading and priming using my Lee Turret Press. Out of 15 rounds I had 1 that failed to fire after 4 attempts. Bad primers or a problem with my firing pin? The jury is still out on this one I guess!
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Re: R92 44 Mag Failure to fire

Postby Sarge » 31 Oct 2020 08

If you haven't lightened your hammer spring and you're getting good deep primer indentations, it's almost certainly the primers. I am basing that on the 1 of 15 that failed to fire after repeated attempts. That's got Bad Primers written all over it.

If you can scare up a couple hundred new major-brand primers, I bet it will light all of them,
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Re: R92 44 Mag Failure to fire

Postby jisco43 » 31 Oct 2020 21

Haven't done anything but shoot it so I'm suspecting the same, Sarge. I have 5.5 acres with my own range more or less and have only been shooting at 30 yds. since purchasing this rifle in July. Getting some pretty good groups with 2400 and 4227 so it's time to try some longer shooting now that I have confidence in my reloads.
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