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November 1, 2011, 06:44 AM
The last few years I have been hunting (deer) in a slug zone, I have been using a Mossberg 695 in 12ga the gun has performed flawless over the years and is quite accurate. Question: during my pre-hunt test fire I had a Remington sabot fail to fire, the primer was "dimpled" I put the shell back in and again, misfire. I discarded the shell and continued my shooting, without incident. Should I just "Chock" this up to a bad shell and forget it? or could it be a sign of things to come? I also had a shell fail to eject (this is a bolt action) I had to take a rod and push the shell out. The gun had been put away fairly wet (oiled) and I am thinking this was what caused this, any Ideas, Thanks msn

November 1, 2011, 06:54 AM
The first thing I would do is check the firing pin and spring. You may have dried oil/grease in the bolt causing light strikes. A good cleaning wouldn't hurt.

Second could have been the shell,-- had a 300 Win Mag cartridge fail to fire the primer fell out when the action was opened, the flash hole was not punched/drilled.:eek: Good thing we were shooting at targets and not game.

November 1, 2011, 08:59 AM
Remington cranks out millions and millions of rounds on high speed machinery -if the gun continued working fine after, you most likely got one where the primer was seated a little low. By looking at another one side by side, you should be able to tell. If that is not the case, then - as mentioned above, give the bolt/firing pin area a good cleaning

If you are going to store your gun "wet", then do it muzzle down so any oil migrates away from the firing pin area and wood

November 1, 2011, 09:59 AM
Thank-You, msn

November 1, 2011, 02:40 PM
If it did not fire on the second try,and your other ammo functioned fine,I think it is safe to say it was a bad round.