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Primer Mayhem

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Steve Koski, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Steve Koski

    Steve Koski Got Insurance? Millennium Member

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    Sorting some 9mm brass...

    The top primers look normal enough.

    The bottom left looks like a really hot load or a really soft primer fired in a Glock.

    The bottom center and right look like they were fired in some weird gun that leaves a monster firing pin impression.

    Comments? Suggestions?
     
  2. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Maybe the bottom center and right were shot from something like an UZI - the open bolt variety. Maybe an old Mac-10

    Bottom left is probably a Federal primer shot in a Glock.

    Top center is probably from a Glock.

    Top right looks hot to me. That primer is cratered.

    All of these observations are merely wild guesses with absolutely no real knowledge.

    Richard
     
  4. WiskyT

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    The top right looks like the primers that come out of Beretta 92's and 96's. My LC9 does that too.

    The bottom left is "wiped" a little. I get that with max loads.

    I have no idea WTF is going on with the bottom center and right.
     
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    I agree with Wisky except for that top right, it looks a little hot to me. Kind of a funny looking crater though.:dunno:
     
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    Top L - normal
    Top C - normal Glock
    Top R - normal for something with chamfered round firing pin hole. Crater is not sharp edged enough for a hot load extrusion.

    Bottom L - heavy but not excessive load, Federal primer in Glock.
    Bottom C & R - I think from a Tec 9. Maybe that Uzi.
     
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    Koski!!!!!

    What are you doing shooting Europellets? :supergrin:
     
  8. Steve Koski

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    Ya I was going to say LC9 also..
     
  10. Steve Koski

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    A guy on another board says 5 and 6 were fired from an open bolt submachine gun.
     
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    No comment
     
  12. bush pilot

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    Steve, haven't received your family Christmas letter yet. Are you still doing the work release thing? Is Mullah OK, haven't seen him post for a while.
     
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    I still don't understand what sort of freaky gun you have that leaves such different primer impressions with each shot.

    thorn
     
  14. Steve Koski

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    Here's a few I found yesterday.
     
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    Fired out of a Beretta I would guess.