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Re: Vihtavouri Powder From 1945
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Old 08-04-2018, 02:29 PM
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I have had MANY mis-fires/duds in .22 rimfire ammo. Too many to count. And... I have picked up .22 RF ammo at the range that had a firing pin dent in them and tried to fire them myself. The vast majority have not shot in my rifle either. I have to say though that I never had a center-fire cartridge "dud" until a few years back when I was shooting my newly acquired/built .50 ALaskan in the dead of winter. It 'sorta' fired, but not really. I am convinced it was the combination of being very cold, powder with a 'slow' burning rate, and a large capacity case.

I've never experienced a misfire/dud with 'factory' CF ammo. That's probably more a function of the fact that of all the rifle ammo I have fired in my life, probably only 1 in a 100 rounds weren't handloaded. I started handloading for my .270 Win when I was 16, and never looked back. Any time I have shot factory ammo was because I needed to buy a box to get cases so I could load my own. Come to think of it, I seriously doubt that I have shot 300 rounds of factory CF rifle ammo in my life. Whether I have shot 30,000 rounds of CF rifle ammo (100 * 300) is tough to tell. Probably not. So "1 in a 100" might be a stretch, but I'm quite certain 1 in 50 isn't.

As I mentioned in the original thread about the Remington response, my "issue" wasn't with the 'dud', it was with the @#$%^&* answer Remington gave.

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