Thread: unspent powder
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Old August 19, 2012, 02:17 PM   #6
Brian Pfleuger
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Originally Posted by Coyote WT

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.
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