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    Angry Hirtenberger - bad ammo? or just plain bad luck?

    I don't know if it is bad luck or or bad ammo....

    So far I've gone through 2 boxes of them.

    I got 3 missfire.

    about half the case sticks.

    I suppose I should try some different type of ammo for my Remington 783.

    It is really things like this that makes me wanna get into reloading.
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    Hirtenberber is great ammo for military firearms. Some problems might arise when used in a bolt action rifle.
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    works fine in my Cadex, I use it as plinking ammo all the time.

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    Military ammo made for self loading guns tends to have hard primers. I've heard good things about this stuff. If you have a case or two on hand it might be cause to pick up a Norinco M14....
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    Nope. Just 360 rounds.

    I guess I'll just have to grim and bear it.

    When I finish them, I'll have to get into reloading. I am guessing the sticky situation means I need to resize some of the casing.
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    Have you used this rifle much? The old man has a Remington 770, when it was new cases would stick like a bugger and the bolt had to be opened with a block of wood. Turns out the chamber has some sort of thick oil or grease left in it and the patch we ran through the barrel didn't take care of it. I put a 20 gauge mop on a section of cleaning rod, sprayed a little gun action cleaner in there then slid the mop in and spun it around a few times. No stuck casings since...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kennymo View Post
    Have you used this rifle much? The old man has a Remington 770, when it was new cases would stick like a bugger and the bolt had to be opened with a block of wood. Turns out the chamber has some sort of thick oil or grease left in it and the patch we ran through the barrel didn't take care of it. I put a 20 gauge mop on a section of cleaning rod, sprayed a little gun action cleaner in there then slid the mop in and spun it around a few times. No stuck casings since...
    So far only 37 rounds.. not counting the misfires. I think I should try the Barnauls. If it is a problem with the rifle, I should get same issues.
    The inside looks clean. I shine a bore light in it.
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    Great stuff. I've used it in factory bolt guns and custom bolt guns. Also had great luck in AR style gas guns. Yes, they do have pretty hard primers. It is pretty consistant. The bullets are glued with a black glue (fyi).

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    My dad had the same issue with a savage axis and norinco (military surplus) 5.56 - most times it simply would not fire.

    You can't always see gunk. If nothing else you could hose it out with brake cleaner, though keep that stuff off of not-metal and lube afterwards
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    So I went to the range today. burned through a box 20 round of Barnaul 308's.

    No issues. No duds. None of the rounds have trouble ejecting.

    So I guess it is a issue with the Hirtenberger.
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