Update on my Wolf Primer issue

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  1. Reyort

    Reyort XDTalk 3K Member

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    As week or so ago I was having problems with my wolf pprimers requiring a double strike to set them off. Well I went back and made some of the reccomended adjustments and I think the problems are fixed. I went back and swapped the seating pin and it seemed to fix the problem. Went back and reseated the primers and felt a few that had not seated. Hopefully this week I'll be able to test a few and see how they do.

    Thanks for your help, guys.

    Rey
     
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    Cool, good for you.

    So you just replaced the seating punch? With the same part, just a new one? Do you think that's what made the difference?

    What other adjustments did you make?

    Thanks for posting the follow-up!
     
  3. Reyort

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    Well the press came with 2 different sized seating punches. I was looking at what I thought was the "spare" seating punch and noticed it was significantly smaller than the one on the press so I swapped it out. The part that slides the primer into place comes in two different sizes as well. Once again I put the smaller one in and now it seats like a dream (assuming testing goes well). Sometimes it would seat so smoothly that I would take the brass out to check and see if I had actually put a primer in it.

    The adjustments also cleared up the occassional primer jams I was having. The odd thing is I was not having any problems with my .40 when I eas using the larger punch. Go figure.
     
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    Hopefully, the OP's not reseating primers in loaded rounds!!!???:cool::rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah, that could get ugly.:shock:
     
  6. Reyort

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    And risk damaging my press? Hell no! I just used a pair of pliers and a ball peened hammer. :lol:
     
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    There are 4 sizes of primers, large,small,50 bmg and shotgun.

    Sounds like you were using the large primer punch with the small primers!

    I am surprised you could prime the cases at all!

    don
     
  8. Reyort

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    Like I said earlier, My xd 40 had no problems at all. My revolver on the other hand did. Glad it is fixed and hopefully this weekend I can test them out.
     
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    I tried some of the wolf LR primers today for the first time. Just 50 rounds but NO problems.
     
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    Yeah, if you have trouble with Wolf primers it's either your gun or your handloading equipment/technique that's to blame. Their primers have a very solid and earned reputation for reliability.
     

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