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Old March 29, 2013, 01:14 PM   #1
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missfires

Today I had 4 PMC factory 223 rounds missfires in my remington bolt action rifle. I shot about 50 of my loads and was just shooting a box of factory to get the brass. I tried the missfires in my AR and one fired on the second try, the other 3 did not fire after many tries.

This was recent purchase ammo and I have a bunch of it. Anyone else experience anything like this?
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Old March 29, 2013, 02:32 PM   #2
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PMC sucks.
I'm sorry that I can't be more eloquent, but that's all it boils down to.

It's quite possible that the cases had small flash holes, obstructed flash holes, no flash holes, or possibly even no powder.
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Old March 29, 2013, 02:36 PM   #3
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Man! You know times are tough when you see this:
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. . . .I shot about 50 of my loads and was just shooting a box of factory to get the brass. . . .
Here, I thought buying factory ammo was getting tough. I can only imagine what you reloaders must be going through if you're shooting up factory loads just to get the brass.
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Old March 29, 2013, 02:44 PM   #4
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Found the problem. Shoulder is to far back, out of spec. I pulled the bullets and the cases will go full down and deeper on a full length resize die with finger pressure.

Mr McGee, that's funny.
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Old March 29, 2013, 02:46 PM   #5
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Just had a thought. There are millions of these rounds out there.
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Old March 29, 2013, 09:47 PM   #6
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I believe PMC is made in South Korea. The company manufactures other things and also wants to be known for quality ammunition.
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Old March 30, 2013, 06:05 AM   #7
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I packed an inertia puller and a hand press with a seating die. On the next missfire I will move the bullet out and then set it back so it jams into the lands. If that works (it will), I will think about pulling a few hundred more.
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