Ray
Ray
6 posts
Joined August 2007

Seating primers

In the last 12 months I have loaded about 1000 45 ACP rounds and about 6,000 rounds of 9mm with my SDB. I use Winchester, CCI, and Remington small pistol primers. I shoot a 9mm Glock 19 and the 45 Glock 21. My son and grandson both shoot the Ruger LCP9S. I reload for both. Within the past 6-8 months all of us have 2-4 misfires where the primer is hit but does not go off. We reset the trigger and pull the second time. Most go off the second time but sometimes it take a third reset and pull before they do. Usually, 1-2 out of 100 rounds is a complete dud. I talked with a Tech about this and was told that I needed to push all the way forward on the handle. I do, but still have the problem. I can remove old primers with a single stage press, then reinsert a new one with a hand primer and perhaps have 1 dud in 150 - 200 rounds, but no 2-3 attempts with any others. I was wondering if the seating plunger on the SDB can be adjusted so it pushes the primer completely into the primer hole? I might add that I bought a box of 50 Winchesters so this would not happen in a contest I had entered and one of the 50 store bought would not go off. A complete dud. Quality control isn't what it used to be!