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Montey

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I had a bad experience on my last competition when I had three hang fires from my 300wsm I put this down to some primers Ide left in the tray of my  hand priming tool in my shed I use as my reloading room ( the shed houses the oil boiler for the house and I keep a  dehumidifier running 24/7) just laziness on my part lesson learnt!

im working up a new load for the 300wsm using RS70 and noticed last night that some primers have white flecks these I have separated out the primers are Gold Match. Has any one else seen this with Gold Match primers or has a comment to make? The only other thing for me to do is load a couple with the most   affected primers and see if they hang fire or effect  velocity.

 

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You did not say how long these primers had sat in the tray before you loaded them. Generally,  primers are pretty forgiving with modest amounts of air moisture. I use both small and large Fed Gold Match and over the years have never had this issue but then my primers are indoors albeit a dampish cottage.

Granny sucking eggs but I assume you compared the indent of the hang fire rounds with the ignited ones?

 

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They sat in the tray for approximately 2 weeks but now I've found this inconsistency after inspection I'm doubting its those primers that coursed the problem though dampness ( despite there being a constant heat in the shed aswell a dehumidifier)

fair question regarding stike of the foreign pin but yes I compared after the detail and  found no difrance 

ive got another thousand Gold Match so I will inspect them As well as testing the most pronounced primers.

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