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Posted: 2/23/2016 9:41:20 AM EDT
Cleared a rifle that I keep loaded and noticed that the round in the chamber had a very light strike on the primer, I'm assuming from where the forward momentum of the firing pin caused it to hit the round whenever I chambered it. Is this normal and I just never noticed until now? Haven't checked any of my other rifles to see if this is the case.
Link Posted: 2/23/2016 9:42:41 AM EDT
Normal
Link Posted: 2/23/2016 9:42:43 AM EDT
Perfectly normal.
Link Posted: 2/23/2016 9:43:21 AM EDT
Floating firing pin.
Link Posted: 2/23/2016 9:44:33 AM EDT
don't listen to them, this IS a problem. Your rifle and ammo are unsafe. dispose of them immediately. I'll IM you my address
Link Posted: 2/23/2016 9:45:36 AM EDT
Normal.

For optimal reliability, don't rechamber a round too many times. The primer can degrade and be less reliable with repeated chamberings.
Link Posted: 2/23/2016 9:45:49 AM EDT
Cool just checking. Never noticed before, as 99.9999% of the rounds I chamber I don't see until the brass is already empty

Thanks.
Link Posted: 2/23/2016 9:45:52 AM EDT
Can be normal, may depend on how the round is fed when the bolt is dropped. More likely if you slide the round into the chamber through the ejection port vs. letting it get stripped from the mag which would slow everything down some.

Not enough mass (I guess, momentum maybe?) behind the pin itself to light it off.
Link Posted: 2/23/2016 9:46:01 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By burkeva:
Perfectly normal.
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Link Posted: 2/23/2016 9:46:15 AM EDT
All of the above.

I don't make it a habit of re-chambering the round. IDK if eventually anything would happen but it just doesn't seem like a good idea.
Link Posted: 2/23/2016 9:48:02 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By DegralDan:
Cool just checking. Never noticed before, as 99.9999% of the rounds I chamber I don't see until the brass is already empty

Thanks.
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Are you using the charging handle or using the bolt release to chamber a round?
Link Posted: 2/23/2016 9:57:12 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By fatcat4620:

Are you using the charging handle or using the bolt release to chamber a round?
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Originally Posted By fatcat4620:
Originally Posted By DegralDan:
Cool just checking. Never noticed before, as 99.9999% of the rounds I chamber I don't see until the brass is already empty

Thanks.

Are you using the charging handle or using the bolt release to chamber a round?



Typically just let the charging handle go, unless I'm reloading at the range.
Link Posted: 2/23/2016 10:13:06 AM EDT
First hundred posts nailed it
Link Posted: 2/23/2016 10:57:50 AM EDT
GD is calming way down. he got an answer with the first post.

nobody said send it to me for inspection.




oh and for the 101st time it's normal.





Link Posted: 2/23/2016 11:00:44 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Zcwilkins:
Can be normal, may depend on how the round is fed when the bolt is dropped. More likely if you slide the round into the chamber through the ejection port vs. letting it get stripped from the mag which would slow everything down some.

Not enough mass (I guess, momentum maybe?) behind the pin itself to light it off.
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I seem to recall that chambering a round without magazine inserted results in enough momentum to cause a slam fire.  I think it happened to somebody on arfcom.

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