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daboone
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USA
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Posted - 09/17/2018 :  09:00:54 AM  Show Profile Send daboone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sadly this may be the last post by me on this site because of its closure.

Went shooting real early with 6 of my kids and a good friend on Saturday. My kid know the rules, one being leave no brass behind.

Yesterday I got busy tumbling that load of range pickup. I noticed 2 small rifle primer mixed in with the SS pins. On checking the M1 Carbine brass sure enough 2 cases were missing primers. :shock:

I load my M1 Carbine on a 550 so I don't always take the time to "feel" the primer seating. Lesson learned, thankfully before anything nasty happened.

Just thought I'd pass this on as a reminder that primer pockets get loose. From now on primer seating will get more attention especially on seriously recycled brass.

jimb16
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USA
3168 Posts

Posted - 09/17/2018 :  7:15:59 PM  Show Profile Send jimb16 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes, they do wear out. No brass lasts forever. While it is a bit of a nuisance, the condition isn't dangerous. I've had it happen a number of times. I've never had any problem with a primer getting stuck in the action. The carbine just keeps on ticking, just like the old Timex watch.

OGCA Lifer,NRA Life member, son of a 325th GIR Glider Rider
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daboone
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USA
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Posted - 09/18/2018 :  09:32:49 AM  Show Profile Send daboone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Isn't there a danger of the gas cutting/etching the bolt face due to loose primer pockets and not just because of excessive pressure?
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jimb16
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USA
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Posted - 09/18/2018 :  7:47:21 PM  Show Profile Send jimb16 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Possible, but remember, carbines work at lower pressures. And gas cutting or the bolt face isn't a real problem since it really only effects precision target rifles. These old warhorses couldn't care less.

OGCA Lifer,NRA Life member, son of a 325th GIR Glider Rider
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daboone
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USA
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Posted - 09/19/2018 :  08:59:25 AM  Show Profile Send daboone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for this reply. I'm 72. Started reloading under my dad's tutelage and have been doing it ever since. Thus proving some of my "education" needed updating. Old dogs can learn new tricks. I'm going to miss you folks and this site.
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jimb16
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USA
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Posted - 09/19/2018 :  2:52:42 PM  Show Profile Send jimb16 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm 69+ and my FIL taught me before I married his daughter, so I got 2 great things from him! Look for Tuna and me on some of the other carbine sights. We'll be hangin' around. I promise we won't disappear.

OGCA Lifer,NRA Life member, son of a 325th GIR Glider Rider
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Tuna
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Posted - 09/21/2018 :  11:49:32 AM  Show Profile Send Tuna a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey are you suggesting that my big primer is...loose????? (My wife would most likely agree with you.)
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MrJitters
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USA
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Posted - 09/21/2018 :  4:40:15 PM  Show Profile Send MrJitters a Private Message  Reply with Quote
30 Carbine brass lasts a long time, but not forever. Sorta like me at 69+

MAGA!

Edited by - MrJitters on 09/21/2018 4:41:07 PM
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