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Old September 17, 2013, 01:24 PM   #26
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Again, thank you all for your input.

I stored my rounds in the room with the least amount of moisture in a real wood dresser. Fired these rounds in at the range (see pics in my next thread) without any problems. Yet after the traumatic episode with my SW442 ya can bet that a little fingernail polish is going on all my rounds.

Dear Skans,

Thank you for the terminology: hang-fire.

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Old September 17, 2013, 01:56 PM   #27
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Skans said:
The problem the OP describes is really more of a hang-fire, a delayed ignition of the powder by the primer .....
Had it been a hang fire, the bullet would have likely cleared the barrel, or worse yet, fired after the cylinder rotated.

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Old September 20, 2013, 10:24 PM   #28
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I have some primers and powder that are at least 26 years old.

I load with them. No problems at all.
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