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Old 04-18-2019, 09:57 AM
rubicon762 rubicon762 is offline
 
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Default Any trouble with HXP 71?

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I just got some HXP 71 head stamp 30.06 M2 ball. I have 1 fail to fire per enblock clip. It looks like a light hit on the primer, but that cartridge fires the second time.

Same Garand fires Creedmoor Match perfectly.

Anyone else experience this?
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Old 04-18-2019, 12:25 PM
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Misfires always look “light” as they don’t get 50,000 psi to ram the primer back against the firing pin...but I suspect the HXP 40+ year aged military primer needs a stronger hit than you are giving it.

Try a new hammer spring in that M1. Could be a cheap fix.
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Old 04-18-2019, 12:29 PM
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Misfires always look “light” as they don’t get 50,000 psi to ram the primer back against the firing pin...but I suspect the HXP 40+ year aged military primer needs a stronger hit than you are giving it.

Try a new hammer spring in that M1. Could be a cheap fix.
Good point.

Also a good bolt cleaning, take it apart and clean the firing pin and clean inside the bolt.

If the ammo fired the second try, it was not the ammo.
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