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This is a discussion on The M1A and Reloads. within the Art Luppino forums, part of the Gun Professionals category; Originally Posted by art luppino The single most common reason for slam fires in the M1 involves the Primer. In a slam fire wouldn't the ...


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Old January 6th, 2017, 07:29 AM   #16
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The single most common reason for slam fires in the M1 involves the Primer.
In a slam fire wouldn't the primer be blown back or out of the pocket? If so, how would you know when doing the postmortem that the primer was the cause in the first place?

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In a slam fire wouldn't the primer be blown back or out of the pocket? If so, how would you know when doing the postmortem that the primer was the cause in the first place?
I've never had a slam fire so I'm talking out of my hat, but I would think the bolt face would hold the primer pressed into the case as both are pressed toward the rear simultaneously.

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I've never had a slam fire so I'm talking out of my hat, but I would think the bolt face would hold the primer pressed into the case as both are pressed toward the rear simultaneously.
That is certainly a possibility.

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+1 Freddahead. Extreme care and consistancy in reloading procedures must be followed for safe production of ammo-50,000 to 60,000 psi is not something to fool with. You've invested over $1,000 in your weapon, don't destroy it because you were tired, in a hurry, distracted, or not paying attention for any reason. A lot of time, money, effort was spent preparing reloading manuals to insure that the loads you provide are safe for your firearm. Zediker, Hornady, Sierra provide special sections on service rifles and how to reload for them-use it! As has been pointed out before, most slam-fires (they do happen) have been traced to reloading errors(high primers combined with soft primers seems to be the problem). Time on the range with your favorite weapon is too much fun to have it marred with the lose of a weapon, fingers, hands, eyes, or even your life. If you reload, i strongly recommend that you do(it is a lot of fun and satisfaction when you roll you're own) , please take care and treat each cartridge with the respect it deserves.

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