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Old July 25, 2012, 02:23 PM   #1
cedarsavage8
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need help with a model 55 Win 30-30

recently shot my win model 55 in 30-30 for the first time. All factory rounds and have noticed on every fired case that the primer is backed out about .012 of an inch. Is this Normal or a rifle issue. rifle shoots fine and ejects spent cartridge fine and accuracy is good. any idea's would be greatly appreciated also have noticed nothing unusual about primers such as flow back or black marks and as I said all are factory rounds some federal,rem,win and frontier and either 150 or 170 gr.shot about 40 rounds and all 40 are this way
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Old July 26, 2012, 09:47 AM   #2
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Have a gunsmith check the headspace. This is fairly common in older lever action rifles that have the locking lugs at the rear of the bolt.

Excessive headspace means the case head is not rigidly supported when fired. This allows primer setback at first, then possibly separated cases.

If a new bolt can be obtained that might correct the problem, otherwise the barrel may nee to be set back.

Check with your gunsmith.

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Old July 26, 2012, 02:43 PM   #3
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I suspected that Thanks for confirming it
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