question about my Savage .223

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by gun runner, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2011
    South Texas
    I have the model 25 varminter. i was shooting yesterday behind my house and was shooting some barnes and then some fusion. Out of around 20 shots, 3 of them wouldnt go off and the 3 cartridges that didnt go off didnt even have the base punched where the firing pin hits. The day before I was shooting some winchester .223 and I didnt have any problems with any of the cartridges. Is it something with the gun or do you think its the ammo? Also if you think its the gun could you tell me an idea of how should I go about fixing it.

    Thanks for any help.
  2. jbrescue

    jbrescue New Member

    Mar 8, 2012
    N. Ridgeville, Ohio
    If the primers are good and dimpled, it is an ammo issue for sure. I have seen several gun brought into the shop for light hits and it turned out to be the ammo lately. Check to see if the primers are flush with the case or if they look like they are too deep. This has been a problem we have seen with some commercial loads lately.

  3. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2011
    South Texas
    They look deep so that could be the problem. Ill found out. Thanks
  4. gerard488

    gerard488 Member

    Mar 28, 2011
    I`m thinking that your gun has the accu-trigger, If so ,that could be the problem. My model 10 did the same thing untill I got used to it, If the silver coloured part of the trigger is pushed sideways at all, thr rifle will de-cock with a barely noticeable click. It will not dent the primer. some people say it`s a safety feature built into the trigger,others say it is caused by rolling your finger on the trigger instead of squeezing straight back. try it by dry firing the rifle and if you push the trigger to the side you will hear the same click, not nearly as loud as usual
  5. time2shoot

    time2shoot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2012
    Brandon SD
    I have a savage 25 in .223. love that triger.
    no misfire problems with it but. did with my 25/06. factory ammo, same problum. primers set to deep.
    thats why i reload all most all my ammo now.
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