Slow lock time?

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  1. TroyMN

    TroyMN

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    This might be all in my head but I swear I can hear the firing pin fall before the gun goes off. I have on the electronic muffs so maybe that is amplifying the firing pin sound. It is a Remington 700 short action, with no lube on the spring and pin (told that here). It does not always seem like a slower firing, sometimes it seems instantaneous. It is new powder, new primers, do not think I touched the primers with my oily hands.
    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Dans40X

    Dans40X Welder

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    Trigger group in your 700 is?
    Primers are of what manufacturer??
    How were these primers seated in the pockets???
     
  3. TroyMN

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    Jewel no safety
    BR2
    Lee priming tool

    More info, it is a WSM. I did use mag primers at one point but switched to the BR2, helped tighten up group.
     
  4. 22BRGUY

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    Is this a new thing or has it been doing this for quite a while?
     
  5. TroyMN

    TroyMN

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    This Is the first I've really noticed it more than once at the same range session. I received a message from a forum member that I may need to clean the trigger that very well might be the problem. I was also curious if it can did anything to do with load density there's a lot of extra space that case.
    Thanks for the help
     
  6. jonbearman

    jonbearman I live in new york state,how unfortunate ! Gold $$ Contributor

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    It could be the overtravel is set to close so the sear doesnt release consistently.
     
  7. LHSmith

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    Check your Lee tool for wear on the cams....it may not be seating the primer far enough. Also depending on the powder and outside temp. - you may need to use Magnum primers.
     
  8. jr600yd

    jr600yd Gold $$ Contributor

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    Well the first thing I'd do is start with the easy stuff first. Remove the bolt, take the barreled action out of the stock. Spray the trigger out real good with carburetor cleaner several times. Blow out with an air hose (or let air dry) use Ronson lighter fluid and flush the trigger real well. Take the bolt apart and clean it out. Reassemble everything and see if this doesn't cure your problem.
     
  9. Albany Mountain

    Albany Mountain Silver $$ Contributor

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    What Powder???? I have had hang-fires before with ball powder and cool, cold weather.
     
  10. CVH

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    Just a thought, but could it possibly be the click of the muffs turning off that you are hearing?
     
  11. TroyMN

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    Thanks for all the responses! PM's and here
    Three areas to look at.
    In my head
    Electronic muffs

    Ammo
    Primer brand issue -NO
    Primer needs to be seated further
    Primer needs to be Mag
    - Are they short loaded (low load density of say less then 85% can cause hangs). Yes they are
    RL22 poweder and range temp was 9 F above


    Gun
    Trigger dirty-some recommend to dissemble not just clean with air and lighter fluid
    trigger over travel not adjusted properly

    I just put on a different barrel, ammo will be eliminated as the issue.
    I will clean the trigger also.

    Can I blame some of the large groups on the hang fire ;)
     
  12. jr600yd

    jr600yd Gold $$ Contributor

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    Heheh...... You can blame them on anything you want. Heheheh......
     
  13. Raythemanroe

    Raythemanroe Bullet Whisperer Silver $$ Contributor

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    Click the ear muffs off, look at primers to see if there seated and jewel triggers can be dissembled easily by removing the side plate and cleaned..Trigger doesn't fly apart when side is removed
     

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