CCI Primer Issue

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Freebore, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Twicepop

    Twicepop Member

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    Freebore...a friend of mine had a similar problem with his .223 ,also using Winchester brass. Your load as stated is not "max", Winchester has less internal capacity than other brands of brass. I would start the process of elimination by trying this load in some other manufacturers brass, with the bullet, powder, and primer selection the same.

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  2. 243winxb

    243winxb New Member

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    Hodgdon lists maximum at 25.7gr. Defective primer or gas leakage causing primer failure. Reduce the load, retest. :)
  3. redwing carson

    redwing carson Former Guest

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    This can be caused by brass that is too under sized to the chamber. The primer moves rear ward from the pocket and is reseated during the firing cycle. A heavy load can allow gas to escape thru flash hole burning the primer . primer pocket and bolt face. If you are using an SB Die I would try a standard sizer. Make sure all lube is cleaned from the case and the chamber. Also recheck the rifles head space.:)
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