Brass getting stuck in the chamber

Bradmartin78

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1. Over pressure, look at the flattened primer and where it cupped around the firing pin.

2. The chamber needs to be polished, it's rougher than a cob. Look at the circular scratch marks when you lifted the bolt.
No signs of pressure. I’m going to contact the company tomorrow about this “precision” barrel.
 
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Younggun

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I don’t normally use primers as gauges for over pressure, unless they start falling out. But that one in the pic does look ugly. Strangle outer ring around the strike and a funny looking gouge or something next to the strike mark.

Maybe just something with the camera, but you might take a close look at your bolt face also.


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Bradmartin78

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The ring on the primer matches the bolt face. I cleaned the ink off to show it a little better. Otherwise the primer is smooth. I think it’s a rough chamber.
I don’t normally use primers as gauges for over pressure, unless they start falling out. But that one in the pic does look ugly. Strangle outer ring around the strike and a funny looking gouge or something next to the strike mark.

Maybe just something with the camera, but you might take a close look at your bolt face also.


The ring on the primer matches the bolt face. The primers do not look or feel cratered.

I sent a couple pics to a gunsmith. He recommended returning it. Said he would have to cut the barrel and redo the chamber.
We’ll see what McGowen has to say about it.
 

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hornetguy

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I think, along with everyone else, that your chamber is rougher than a cob.
Another thing to consider... it might just be bad brass, as well. I had a batch of Norma brass for the 44 mag one time that would stick, and flatten primers every time it was fired. I finally just scrapped it, and had no more issues.
But, your chamber is nasty.... I'd get that cleaned up first, and see what happens after that.
 

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