View Full Version : Is it the Gun or Ammo?

June 1, 2009, 10:07 PM
I have two H&R Model 157s (full stock), one in 22 hornet and one in 30-30. The 30-30 was cut down and a new recoil pad added in hopes my youngest could take advantage of the new Remington managed recoil round. I have shot the gun for years without a problem, BUT despite trying two seperate boxes of the managed recoil rounds, not a single one has fired. The pin is striking the primer and leaving a good mark, but no ignition. If you pop it out and chamber a full strength round, BANG...no problem. So, is it a weak firing pin spring or a different primer in the managed recoil round? Any suggestions? Thanks for your time.

June 2, 2009, 04:56 PM
if the primer strike is the same on both rounds, I'd call the ammo manufacture and get their take, but it's probably the ammo.

James K
June 2, 2009, 11:30 PM
I guess those really are low recoil rounds or rather no recoil rounds. I agree with calling Remington. Ammo can go bad quickly due to storage problems, but the manufacturer should know as should the store where you bought it.