Thread: Win Primers
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:02   #18
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Originally Posted by ADK_40GLKr View Post
I had a mixture of Fed and CCI primers in the batch I tested this afternoon. (This was only my second batch of 25 re-loads.) All the rounds seemed to fire consistently except 1; there appeared to be a good striker mark, but it did not fire. The primer was gold colored, so I guess it was a Federal as the CCI are silver colored.

(Edit: correction: nickel Federals and brass colored Winchester)

I put the FTF round back in the magazine at the end of my range session, and it fired OK.

Brought my G27 home and gave the slide a good detail strip cleaning.

Using 6.8 gn of Power Pistol behind 165 gn plated HP.

Guess I'm ready to make up a batch for next IDPA practice and see how it does.
You're doing something wrong in your priming process. Probably not seating them deep enough. No way should you need a restrike to fire.

I used a zillion Winchester primers - never ever had a dud. Unless they had QC problems at the end of the Obama scare, I'm calling Bull on this Winchester quality myth.
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