First FTF - due to no powder?

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  1. Gaston_Convert

    Gaston_Convert

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    Had my first FTF today. While running some steel cased TulAmmo thru a new build, one round was a FTF. Upon further examination, the unfired round felt lighter than normal, like there was no powder inside the case. Otherwise it looked like any other steel cased round. The bullet appears to be properly seated. The failure was definitely not caused by a light primer strike. Guess I'll have to pick up another box just to compare weights of different rounds. Otherwise, no issues as, like most ARs, this one eats everything and runs just fine. How often does a factory round fail to receive a powder load? Or could it have been a bad primer?
     
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    Remember humans and machines can Mariha-Up
     
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    If the primer went off then the bullet would not still be seated.
     
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    Probably a dud primer.
     
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    Bad primer, even without powder the primer should be able to pop the bullet out the case
     
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    Well, you could pull the bullet and actually see if there is powder. Most likely bad primer.
     
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    I agree: bad primer. The primer alone should have caused a "squib" which would have dislodged the bullet and possibly blocked the barrel. I can hear powder inside when I shake the cartridge now. Thankful that there was no blockage since I didn't take a cleaning rod with me yesterday.

    Thanks for the replies.
     
  8. M&P15T

    M&P15T All Hail King Kona

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    Well????

    Did you pull the round apart yet???