Wolf SRM primer problems

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  1. normmatzen

    normmatzen Silver $$ Contributor

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    I have heard rumblings, especially from Australia, about wolf primers and primer piercing.
    Can anyone add any facts to this "rumor?" I am interested as I have been using Wolf LR for my 284WIN, 7X57 and Swiss army rifle and Wolf SRM for my 6BRX for about 10 years with no problems. Recently I have had a bunch of SRM primers pierced.
     
  2. JLT

    JLT Gold $$ Contributor

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    I use the Wolf/Tula SRM primers in the majority of my loads calling for a small rifle primer and I've never had one pierce. I've lit thousands of them without a single problem. I'm glad I have a couple of cases on hand . . .
     
  3. Big Mc

    Big Mc Gold $$ Contributor

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    I have used them for years in 6mmbr. Never had a problem. Never pierced one. Wish I could get more. But they are on the NO EXPORT list.. Tommy Mc..
     
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  4. pikespeakgoat

    pikespeakgoat Silver $$ Contributor

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    This!!!!

    I am about out and wish I could still obtain them....
     
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  5. savagedasher

    savagedasher Gold $$ Contributor

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    The only problem I have with them I should of purchased 100,000 . Larry
     
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  6. JohnKielly

    JohnKielly Australia, not Austria

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    Wolf & Tula primers were never sold in Australia by name. PMC brought Russian manufactured primers into Australia some time ago. A year or so back, SR primers under the name of Murom were imported & some users had issues with primers leaking & burning the bolt face.
     
  7. DR1586

    DR1586 Silver $$ Contributor

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    I've run through thousands of them in my service rifles. Never had one pierce or leak. Also use the LRM in my Palma rifles and never had a problem.
     
  8. RDavies

    RDavies Silver $$ Contributor

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    The PMC SRM primers used to be my favourite small rifle primer and of the first 5000 lot of primers I used, there were no issues.
    Then I started a new lot and the primers were not piercing at the firing pin strike area, they were cracking at the corner as if they were too brittle. At first I misdiagnosed the problem as piercing due to high pressures, but after dropping charges way way down, the problem still persisted.
    This lot has ruined 2 bolt faces of mine so I have stopped using them. I do have a few other lots here but am a bit reluctant to experiment with them and do more damage to other bolts faces if they are also the brittle lot.
    I have never had a fault with the LR primers.
     
  9. watercam

    watercam Silver $$ Contributor

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    The only time I had any blank was before I had my firing pin turned down to .062" and bolt face bushed. Large size pins pierce small primers - even magnum and 5.56 types.
     

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