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Thread: First Time

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    First Time

    All was going smoothe the other day, rounds 94-100 in the mag.

    Round 99 was just the sound of a hammer falling

    Waited my 30 seconds and extracted the round to find a barely perceptible firing pin indent. Put it back in the mag and this time it made noise, round 100 was fine.

    Never had that happen before.

    My first and only guess was a short case but it was .890", any other ideas for an oddball incident?

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    Since this question is in "Ammo & Reloading" rather than "Gunsmithing and Troubleshooting," can we stipulate that you were shooting reloaded ammunition?

    If so, my first guess is that the primer wasn't fully seated. When the firing pin hit the primer the first time, instead of setting it off it just pushed it forward and seated it. The second strike set it off because it was then fully seated. This is why I prefer to prime off the press. Takes a bit longer, but I get a better fell for when the primers are seated.
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    Yes it is a reload.

    I had not thought of a primer not being seated, makes sense to me.

    I use a Lee hand primer, I don't care for the absence of feel while seating a primer on the press. I run a finger across the seated primer to feel for proper seat depth as well.

    I have been doing a higher volume of reloading lately (took a class and the instructor told me to stop worrying about wearing a gun out or looking less then pristine so I'm giving it a try) and it is quite possible one got past, wouldn't be the first oversight of my life.

    Thanks for the response!

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    That would be my guess, as well.
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