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Posted: 8/31/2015 3:04:07 PM EDT

New build, and had about 10 out of 40rds that were light strikes. PP 62grn milspec.







Trying to determine if it could be an ammo issue, or possibly something with the rifle. Last time I took it out, 0 out of 60 or so rounds.





Link Posted: 8/31/2015 3:14:44 PM EDT
Could be a bad batch, could be your hammer spring is installed incorrectly. I would just randomly guess it's one of those 2 (my instinct would say hammer spring installed wrong)
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 3:28:59 PM EDT
What FCG and what springs?
Was it just an inertial FP tap or a more normal looking strike ?
Tap probably means the bolt was not closed.
Heavier hit usually hammer spring backwards or spring too light for mil ammo primers.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 5:38:48 PM EDT
This is almost always a reversed hammer spring with .223 ammo. However, I did have a hammer pin back out and cause intermittent light strikes.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 8:18:02 PM EDT
Agreed. Light primer strikes is the gun, not the ammo.
I just did a video series addressing these issues

Here is the first of three. I also talk more about light primer strikes in the third video.

https://youtu.be/IvTW1mHmw8g
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 8:28:38 PM EDT
I'll look at the spring, but I've done a number of builds, and I'm usually careful.



It is a standard PSA fire control group. I am looking to upgrade in the future.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 8:33:26 PM EDT
Is the firing pin clean, no grease or dirt. Firing pin in spec.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 10:32:44 PM EDT
It's clean, and I assume in spec.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 12:01:55 AM EDT
I would thoroughly clean and properly lube the barrel, chamber, barrel extension area, and the complete bolt carrier group.  Double check to make sure the hammer spring is installed correctly.  Make sure there is no debris in the trigger group, like a popped primer, slowing down the hammer.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 12:23:43 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By H53EXPERT:
I would thoroughly clean and properly lube the barrel, chamber, barrel extension area, and the complete bolt carrier group.  Double check to make sure the hammer spring is installed correctly.  Make sure there is no debris in the trigger group, like a popped primer, slowing down the hammer.
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I had a similar problem a few years ago, with a primer slowing down the hammer.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 12:30:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Birddog1911:
New build, and had about 10 out of 40rds that were light strikes. PP 62grn milspec.






Trying to determine if it could be an ammo issue, or possibly something with the rifle. Last time I took it out, 0 out of 60 or so rounds.


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First thing is to follow MILSPEC's advice and determine if the spring is installed correctly. If it is, I would recommend pulling the BCG afterwards and check the firing pin channel for any obstructions or carbon build up from your previous shooting session. Also, examine the collar of the pin and the cavity it rests in on the BCG to make sure no debris or obstructions are present. Then retract the bolt and press on the back of the pin to ensure that it is protruding within tolerances, then test for free movement. If all this checks out, make sure that it is going completely into battery each time. If it doesn't, then further troubleshooting steps will be necessary to determine why it won't

As others have stated, thoroughly clean all components, including the chamber and area inside the extension lugs, then retest.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 6:46:41 AM EDT
hammer spring installed incorrectly.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 2:12:06 PM EDT
If the hammer spring is right then check FP protrusion.
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