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Old 07-16-2015, 02:08 PM
Milan454 Milan454 is offline
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CCI primer FTF

Yesterday I experienced ther first CCI primer FTF from my Coonan Compact. I tried several hammer drops. It wasn't untill I reinserted the 2 rounds into the mag and cycled again that they went off. The previous primers were winchester brand and never had this.
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Old 07-16-2015, 02:58 PM
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Doubt it was the primer. Most likely the primers were not seated all the way.
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Old 07-16-2015, 04:46 PM
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I've used CCI primers and had the same problem. They are HARD. I switched to Federal LP Mag primers a couple of years ago and haven't looked back. They burn cleaner than regular primers and only increase muzzle velocity about 8 ft. per second. If you go back to the archives on this forum, you will see several people say the say thing about the CCI's.
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Old 07-16-2015, 05:32 PM
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I gave up on CCI primers years ago as I own handguns with tuned actions and was getting a LOT of light primer strikes. No problems with Federal, Remington, or Winchester. I wouldn't even consider Magtech...........for MY guns.
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Old 07-16-2015, 09:35 PM
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I gave up on CCI primers years ago as I own handguns with tuned actions and was getting a LOT of light primer strikes. No problems with Federal, Remington, or Winchester. I wouldn't even consider Magtech...........for MY guns.
I agree with this - have had a good number of light strikes and no-fires on some rounds with CCI primers. Same gun, same load with other than CCI primers have had no issues.
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Old 07-17-2015, 01:32 AM
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Good information on CCI Primers for future reference.
Thanks for the post!
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Old 07-17-2015, 01:57 AM
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If your pistol has trouble with CCI, don't buy Tula.
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Old 07-17-2015, 07:21 AM
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The fact they eventually fired indicates they weren't seated all the way to the bottom of the primer pocket. Repeated hammer strikes drove the primers in and finally caused them to fire.

Are you checking each and every primer to ensure it is seated slightly below flush?
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:47 AM
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In both rifles and handguns I go thru 5-6k CCI primers a year. I've never had one fail to ignite. Rem LR, yes. Yes, CCI is known to have harder cups. But if your gun wont set them off, they weren't seated properly and/or your gun has problems. Now, the CCI MIL-SPEC primers are very hard and are used primarily in full autos/belt feds.
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:37 AM
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I've got 3 pistols I shoot regularly that are all hammer fired, sub 2# triggers.

I've loaded and fired over 40K CCI SRP in these pistols with no issues. I've NEVER not had one go off.
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Old 07-17-2015, 12:04 PM
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Please steer clear of the dreaded CCI primers, especially the small ones. My 1050 prefers CCI primers and I dont have problems with them.
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Old 07-17-2015, 04:50 PM
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I recall that I adjusted the primer seating to just a hair below flush. Should I have seated them deeper?
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Old 07-17-2015, 06:22 PM
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I recall that I adjusted the primer seating to just a hair below flush. Should I have seated them deeper?

Seat them till they "Bottom out" in the primer pocket There should be no space between the base of the primer pocket and the primer itself.

Seat-em-till-they-stop and your problem will go away.
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