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I was shooting CCI Blazers the other day and a primer blew out in got stuck in the hole for the loaded chamber indication in the hood of the barrell. What is the likelyhood of this ever happening again. Just thought I'd share this and see if it has ever happened before.
 

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Somebody who knows more than I will be along shortly but that sounds like an ammo malf. I thinks it's called a blown primer. CCI is good stuff (generally), but I shoot WWB for plinking/playing. Everything still okay with the extractor and firing pin?
 

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Blown primers should not be happening. It indicates some combination of high pressures and oversized primer pockets. When it does happen, the primer does tend to get hung up someplace in the gun some of the time. There's just not room for a rogue primer in there.
 

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It just so happens that the hole for the loaded round indicator is the same size or slightly smaller than a small primer. Likely never to repeat itself in a hundred years.
 

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I used to shoot tons of Blazer and I see a lot of it at the range. I've only witnessed a few issues...no more so with Blazer than any other factory ammo.



I've seen an up-side-down primer or two. And, I've seen where the bullet is over-seated and pushed waaaay down into the case...which could mean a few things, but you wouldn't want to shoot a round like that.



I'd test some of that remaining ammo to see if there is good tension on the bullets. (measure the bullet's overall length, press it against your bench/counter with some thumb pressure, then measure again to see if it shortened)



If you think you have a bad batch, gt in touch with CCI...they will likely take care of you.



Also, give your breach face a real close looking over for any damage. Make sure that your barrel is clean and clear while you are at it. (Good idea to check the gun over closely, since you just had an issue.)



The odds of having a factory ammo issue are probably more like one in tens-of-thousands range. (I trust my reloads more than factory.)



If you shoot 50,000 rounds you likely see an issue or two...with just about any factory brand.
 

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The odds of having a factory ammo issue are probably more like one in tens-of-thousands range. (I trust my reloads more than factory.)



If you shoot 50,000 rounds you likely see an issue or two...with just about any factory brand.


Yeah, factory issues like hard primers or contaminated primers are probably that common. Anything beyond that is bad and is and should be much less common.
 
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