Thread: unspent powder
View Single Post
Old August 19, 2012, 02:17 PM   #6
Brian Pfleuger
Staff
 
Join Date: June 25, 2008
Location: Central, Southern NY, USA
Posts: 18,791
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coyote WT
Jim,

Yeah, I had the same problem when I first started. That round didn't go fully into battery so the pin hit the primer off center. I posted a quality control question earlier about measuring rounds. Clearly I'm not 100% reliable on my technique yet so I'll make sure to measure each round instead of spot checks.
Wait... Explain this a little more...

If the round wasn't "fully into battery", the firing pin shouldn't have done anything at all, as in the trigger shouldn't work. If it DID and the slide wasn't in battery, you should be REALLY glad the round didn't ignite. Firing a cartridge that's not in battery can be a really bad thing.
__________________
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
---
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
-The Architect
-----
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.
Brian Pfleuger is offline  
 
Page generated in 0.04827 seconds with 7 queries