Brass getting stuck in the chamber

hornetguy

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Feb 21, 2021
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Allen, Texas
A loose primer pocket can cause flattening... when fired, the primer starts to back out of the pocket, then the case smashes back into it, flattening it around the edges. If the chamber is rough, it could retard the rearward movement of the case long enough to allow the primer to start backing out. This can happen with fairly mild loads, as well.... which makes the shooter think it's high pressure, when in fact, it's the opposite.
 

Bradmartin78

Active Member
Jun 28, 2016
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Fort Worth
The barrel came back from McGowen yesterday. They cleaned up the chamber. When the rain stops I’ll make a trip out to the range to see how it goes. E00924BB-53F9-4085-BF97-CC94C76BB401.jpeg 3DF16BCA-CA63-4C87-A3BD-57568C9EEDE4.jpeg FE62A1F3-0F0B-4CE8-829F-9FD0B5CA05EB.png
 

Bradmartin78

Active Member
Jun 28, 2016
403
28
Fort Worth
Made it to the range. Loaded up a handful of different combinations of bullets and powder. 100% better. Brass comes out clean and I was able to run the ammo that wouldn’t extract from the trip before. The groups look promising.
Thanks for all the input. E2CFBC49-33D1-46D1-A344-A8A5C7CAE714.jpeg
 
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