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First Blooper load in 30 years of reloading

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by HTSmith, May 26, 2012.

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  1. HTSmith

    HTSmith Active Member

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    AA Hull, 14.7 AAlite, WW gray wad, Federal primer,7/8 oz shot. I've shot about 1500 of these loads and they've worked great. When I pushed the wad out from the breech, lots of unburnt powder came out behind it. Wad was in perfect shape. I'm stumped. Any ideas?
     
  2. MisterHappy

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    If the powder is there, but the primer had enough "oomph" to move the wad, I'd say that the powder was bad....perhaps it got damp?

    Either that, or it's afflicted by devils.
     
  3. 1oldtimer

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    I think you had a faulty primer. Clyde
     
  4. Limpy100

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    May have been damp hull.
     
  5. RLC323

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    I would venture a guess on a foreign object in with the powder. A dead bug/spider, small wood chip, or really any debris in front of the primer hole can cause that sort of misfire.
     
  6. Jason Hassler

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    Sounds to me like you had a really weak primer that didn't ignite the powder properly and it never built enough pressure to properly burn all the powder. If the rest of them went off well then that should solve this mystery.
     
  7. skeet100

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    I been at this 30 years too.... I have had very few "off sounding" loads in all these years... Now I have had some I was testing not work out... Yesterday I had a blooper too... Mine was most likely a cocked wad....
     
  8. Bruce Em

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    Nobel Sports ?

    Worst primer ever ! Especially in the cold

    People dont pay enough attention to primers but they are a critical component

    regards
     
  9. HTSmith

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    It was a federal primer. It was the only issue out of a 5 gallon bucket of these loads. I deprimed the hulls about a year before I loaded them. I'm guessing now after listening to you guys either some trash in the hull or a very weak primer. Thanks all.
     
  10. Twister7795

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    It took 30 years, I did it on my first outing 15 years ago.
     
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