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Post by floormat1957 on Oct 3, 2019 6:42:46 GMT -5
I am shooting a savage ML10-2 that has been converted to .45 smokeless. This is the third year I have shot the gun. In my last two range sessions the primers are suddenly blowing apart and have been hard to extract from the gun. Either the base is blowing out or the primer is in two pieces when I remove it. so my questions are: What causes this? How can I fix it? Is there any danger in using it like this?
I have two other guns that have never done this. Thanks in advance.
IMO, if nothing has changed as far as your load, then the vent liner is probably enlarged.
What Breechplug and vent are you using?
PS danger, there are two holes on either side of the action near the barrel. Hot gasses can shoot out the sides which can burn your arm/get something in your eyes. Probably not likely, but a possibility.
If its never been done you may need a smaller bit first but a clean flash channel in a MLII plug is 5/32. Less flash channel volume means more pressure reaches the primer. Worn vent liner will do the same thing.
I use hex head bits in a nut driver handle. Regular bit will fit a pin vice.
Last Edit: Oct 3, 2019 15:20:24 GMT -5 by GMB54-120