Wolf Primers Failures to Fire

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Wolf Primers Failures to Fire

Post by steve_podleski on 6/5/2015, 8:12 pm

I have recently (4 months) tried Wolf large pistol primers in my 45ACP loads.  I am experiencing failures to fire in about 10% of the cartridges and most will go off on a second strike.  I have done a search on past posts and have read similar complaints back in 2012 and was wondering if this problem persists for other people; I bought these primers many years ago.  I usually use Winchester with no problems

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Re: Wolf Primers Failures to Fire

Post by r_zerr on 6/5/2015, 9:34 pm

The rifle primers require very firm seating pressure. The cups are a little more domed, and the anvils not as well set into them and they need to be set real well in the case. Look to kind of flatten that dome out as a guideline.

Have run over 20,000 doing this with no problems.

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Post by steve_podleski on 6/5/2015, 10:05 pm

I have no problems with Wolf rifle primers, large or small; I have problems with Wolf large pistol primers

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Re: Wolf Primers Failures to Fire

Post by jglenn21 on 6/6/2015, 9:03 am

sounds like a seating depth issue on your primers. especially if they always fire on a second chance


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Post by BE Mike on 6/6/2015, 9:51 am

I found that they are just a tiny big larger than, say, Winchester. I think they require special attention and extra force when seating.
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Re: Wolf Primers Failures to Fire

Post by killswitch on 6/10/2015, 12:01 pm

25,000 Wolf LP and 1 FTF (2nd hit fired) and that was due to an experiment with a short sear and lightened main spring. I can give the lot numbers for that 25,000. 5,000 in on different lot of 25,000 and zero FTF so far.

BTW, how do you set the seating depth of the primer?

If anything I would look at the case length since .45 brass gets shorter the more times you  reload them. It could be that they are head-spacing on the extractor and causing light hits. Or the main spring weight too light?
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