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My BIL and I got to shoot some, before the match was rained out. He shot some of my reloads through his Taurus PT111. He had three rounds in a row that failed to fire. He set the rounds aside, and later we checked them.....all three had solid primer strikes....the primers were just dead. At first, I thought they might be light strikes, but no...the strikes were solid. Has anyone ever experienced this with Win primers?
 

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I use them all the time. I had one misfire that looked like a solid hit so I popped it back in my 1911 and it fired the 2nd try. I don't know if it's common or not. I've shot a few hundred rounds without any failures. I have a lot of ammo loaded up and put away so I hope it isn't a problem.

My 1911 was a Taurus as well. :?
 

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I shot some with Win primers too, and compared those three what I shot through my Sig....primer strikes were pretty much the same....guess I should have tried those three through my gun.....
 

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If it happens again just try it again thru the same gun and see what happens. I bet it'll fire. I wonder if it's a Taurus thing. My 45 Colt and 357 magnum loads all fired fine. These are revolvers too though.
 

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I've fired aprox. 200-250 Win. primed rds. with no misfires. I would try them again, if they don't fire 2nd. time I'd disassemble them to check the flash hole & primer pocket for any defects that could have been overlooked. You might also contact Winchester to see if there are any known problems.
 

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i've always had good luck with winchester and remington primers

bad luck with federal.....................
 

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gunman42782 said:
I have never, ever had a problem with Winchester primers, and I actually prefer them to any other primer I have ever used.
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WW is my preferred primer especially in big bores.
 

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My only experience with Winchester to date has been with a couple thousand 209's and they have been perfect with shotshells. I know guys that have had trouble with the Federal 209's. I think I have 5,000 SPP's in Winchester that I haven't gotten into yet so I hope they aren't a problem..
 

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I should have tried them in another gun....If it happens again, I will......

BTW: if it makes any difference, and it doesn't, I guess, I've always used Federal primers with no problems.....
 

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I've used WW primers for over 40 years, & cannot remember any problem, ever. Have also had excellent performance from Federals, & Remington's. On the other hand, I have had several mis-fire reloads with CCI primers down thru the years. :(
One of the CCI's was on a 35 Yd. quartering shot at a nice six point buck, with My .44 Super ! :evil: :twisted:
( I no longer use CCI primers.)
 

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I just got back from the range, was trying out the new hammer in my BH. I had two duds out of twenty Win. primed reloads. I shot another 80 Rem. primed reloads without a problem. At first I thought it was the new hammer but I'm now thinking it was the primers.

Did anybody contact Win. on this issue?

P.S. I just found 4 threads on other forums concerning this same issue. I did try them twice still no fire.
 

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Were they seated right? A little deep and it could cause a problem. I've fired many and have only had one fail to go boom. It did on the second try though.
 

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I didn't contact Winchester, but a couple of weeks ago, at a practice match, I had 2 more dead primers out of 120 rds. Tried to fire each 3 times out of my GP100, and another guy tried to fire the twice out of his S&W.....disassembled them the next day, and all I can say is they are just dead. So, now I have 9mm and .38specials that may or may not fire, because of the primers. I only have 200 more, and then I start using the CCI's....hope they work better, because the cost of Federals has gone through the roof.....
 

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Tried them a third time in my derringer, like Wizard said they are just dead. I also checked the depth & they are perfectly flush. The firing pin strikes are dead center & plenty deep enough to fire them.

I tried them once.
I tried them twice.
They will not fire.
Not even thrice.
They are not high.
They are not low.
They will not fire.
No mater how you go Sam I Am!
 

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I'm considering contacting Winchester about this, but I don't think it will amount to much coming from just one person. I'm wondering if there's any way we could get some of the people that have posted in other forums together & approach Winchester as a group? Probably not feasable but just a thought.
 
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