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Light hits with K80 with picture

Discussion in 'Shoot Information, EVENTS, Clinics & Results' started by Dougbbbb, Apr 2, 2013.

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  1. Dougbbbb

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    Just started a few days ago. About 2 out of 25 and 8-9 out of 100 shells are not going off on the first try. Light hit on the primer. Open and close gun again and it fires on second try. Firing pin head is nice and round. Any thoughts on whats causing this.

    Doug


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  2. cyduster

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    Broken or maybe if you're lucky a fouled firing pin. My 3200 did this. When broken pin perfectly aligned it fires. If not, no fire. If it's only fouled some solvent might do the trick. Don't bet on it. Larry
     
  3. philk

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    What shell, primer? Factory or reloads?
     
  4. Dougbbbb

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    Rem 209 sts hull reloads
     
  5. g7777777

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    maybe chipped firing pins from firing the cheaper shells

    Also your primers might be going in too far- check if you can see a curvature or back off the primer

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  6. Dougbbbb

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    Firing pin head is nice and round.
    Same reload recipe i've been reloading for 4 years. Plus it fires the second time I try it.

    Doug
     
  7. Shooting Coach

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    Time for annual. Even a Roll-Royce needs service.
     
  8. KMXT

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    Get an annual done. Phillip's out of texas does a great job. I fought the same thing for months. The misfires will only get worse. Sent the k80 to phillip's, got new firing pins and springs. Haven't had a misfire since.
     
  9. ou.3200

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    Perhaps primer not quite fully seated. First strike seats it, second fires it. I have had that happen with some Federal paper shells.
     
  10. TrapSniper1

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    The gun is no good
    I'll give you $500.00 right now for it!
    Should have got a mec H
     
  11. g7777777

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    It does appear that the area around the outside of the primer is somewhat caved in-- are you loading with a mec?

    How about some pictures of your loaded but unfired shells

    Gene
     
  12. Bernie K

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    Most likely what ou.3200 said. The firing pins in a K are two piece and are made that way to avoid breaking. Not often the problem. Have the hulls been loaded by someone else first using a bigger primer? Other thing may be weak spring.
     
  13. Taxidermy

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    Have a heavy hammer spring installed and let Krieghoff reset firing pin. IMO thanks Ronnie
     
  14. Dougbbbb

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    All hulls are factory and once fired. Reloading on a spolar and never had this problem in 2 years with same setup. 2004 receiver shouldn't it have the heavy springs in already? Got a walkin appt at Ottsville next week.

    Thanks for all the help.

    Doug.

    Oh. Trap sniper are you ever going to shoot again?
     
  15. Taxidermy

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    The K80 I purchased from you last fall did the same with the lite hits on primer. I replaced the hammer spring with a heavy one and reset fireing pins, it cured my problems. thanks Ronnie
     
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    Let us know

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  17. Dicksie

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    Cheddite primers do this sometime or the other extreme my firing pin punches through them.
    Dicksie
     
  18. beaker100

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    the cocking rod on your k-80 is secured to the hammer with a pin. when this pin breaks it can cause the gun to misfire. this would all be checked during a annual service. good cleaning and oiling, new springs, and ready to go. thanks doug hubbart gunsmith/colorado custom cases. (573)286-9905 jd28hd@aol.com
     
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