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Remington Gun Club shell---problem fixed

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by motordoctor, Feb 23, 2009.

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  1. motordoctor

    motordoctor Shoji Tabuchi in Branson

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    The other thread was getting too long but REMINGTON FIXED THE PROBLEM. They said that the small part that covers the primer USED to be made of brass but they switched to brass-plated steel a few years back. The steel must have been too hard and would hot allow the firing pin to set off the primer properly. Well the finally they have realized there is a problem and they are correcting that problem. They are now switching back to brass for that part and will place the new shells into production shortly. Thanks to all that sent me information on this subject. Motordoc
     
  2. pendennis

    pendennis Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Motordoc! Great news!

    Best,
    Dennis
     
  3. Baron23

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    Yeah...great...makes me wonder what to do with the 40 cases or so of GC's I have now :-(
     
  4. AlanM

    AlanM Member

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    Thanks MD, I guess I wasn't crazy as Remington told me, and it wasn't the Kgun.

    Baron23 you can send the 40 cases to me to use for practice.

    Alan
     
  5. GunDr

    GunDr Well-Known Member

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    How about making the whole base of the hull from brass, instead of steel. No more stuck hulls or dented chambers.
     
  6. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    Very generous of you Alan...but I think I will just have to shoot them.

    I was at Krieghoff a few weeks ago and chewing the fat with Don Baughman. Don was absolutely convinced that Rem GC's were responsible for the increased number of chipped/pitted firing pins that they had seen lately. He indicated that Rem denied having changed anything or done anything that could have to do with this...but lo, here we are and they used steel in the primer impact area. Ain't that nice.

    I'll just have to shoot them off in a gun with cheap firing pins LOL
     
  7. motordoctor

    motordoctor Shoji Tabuchi in Branson

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    Interesting. I always thought only nonferrous metals were used in primers.
     
  9. dverna

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    Very interesting.

    I recently had to replace the firing pin on my K-80 after less than 5,000 rounds. I guess if you buy cheap shells they should be shot in cheap guns.

    I have decided to stop using Cheddite and Fiocchi primers in the K-80 as well.

    I suspect there could be a problem with the K-80 firing pins that exasperates the effect; but if using Winchester primers will let me go 20k plus rounds before causing a problem I will go with the Winny's on reloads. Saving $.20 a box isn't worth it.

    Don
     
  10. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    mrskeet:

    We use the round magnet on a stick tools to pick up hulls. Gun clubs and Estates being steel base pick up easily. when going after STS or AA hulls you have to go to the primer so the magnet has something to grab.

    When I want to rmove a primer from the station in my 9000 I use a little pocket magnet tool to pull it out.

    So I have to assume the outer housing of these primers is a ferrous metal.

    HM
     
  11. mrskeet410

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    Halfmile - I took a few fired primers completely part. Every piece stuck to a magnet.

    I remember when Winchester changed their 209s to a blue box, and their primers to a silver color. Their press releases said they were doing that because the price of zinc had dropped relative to what metal (copper?) they were using before. Where's the zinc?
     
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