Buddy found the win 209 primers, and we went out today to sight his blued/composite savage in. Load was W209, 42 gr VV110, 250 gr Barnes MZ with supplied black sabots (MMP I believe). Temp was a balmy 8*
Sabots loaded very tight, which suprised me, as the bullets I believe are .451 and it was cold. Gun fired everytime, and is sighted in 3" high @ 100 yards, but a few of the primers stuck, with one needing a knife assist to remove it.
I had thought that the W209 primers alleviated sticking, but apparently not. Any idea what causes the primers to stick, especially with a book load?
Post by mike.dawson on Jan 13, 2009 16:18:35 GMT -5
To unstick a primer just recock the bolt and refire on the spent primer, when shooting the Fed 209A this happens to me sometimes and I learned on RW site just recock and pull the trigger, it may take more than one time but the firing pin will push back the primer face to get it out with your fingers
I was at my favorite gun store a few weeks ago and they were telling me that some of their customers Savages were getting primers stuck and the closing the bolt and pulling the trigger a second time was not making the primer removable. They said some of them were even hard to get out with pliers.They could not figure it out until the owner started using a new box of Winchester primers and his gun did it. They then tried older Winchester primers in the guns and the primer could be removed. He said that Winchester has recently started producing their primers in a different factory and this seemed to be the cause. Have not experienced this myself since my primers are older.
I went through a box of 100 Winchester primer without one sticking until I switched to a new lot mid way through a shooting session. Three out of five would stick. The next day I had a box of CCI-M primers and have never looked back. Tell your friend to switch primers. Steve
Add me to the club. I've tried Winchester primers in two different Savages and had a terrible time with sticking primers. Being the tightwad I am, I'm going to use up my remaining stock before trying another brand.