GUN What is the best way to hit a primer?

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  1. turbodan

    turbodan OT Supporter

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    Is speed a significant factor in reliable ignition? I'm still having regular issues with lighting off primers in my striker fired PPSh and I dont see what else this could be. My CZ52 has an itty bitty hammer and it does just fine, so all I can imagine at this point is that this rifle isn't striking primers swiftly enough.

    This rifle uses a spring and a large steel block, which are hitting the bolt mighty hard but not consistently lighting off primers. The block is rather heavy, and I dont think the mass is necessary to poke a dent in a primer.
     
  2. sp00n155

    sp00n155 You underestimate the insignificance of my penis OT Supporter

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    could it be that the striker is not quite long enough? or maybe the strikers pathway is gummed/blocked/has burrs and slowing the striker significantly.
     
  3. turbodan

    turbodan OT Supporter

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    Its all good there. The firing pin moves freely in its bore, theres plenty of protrusion. If I take everything out and just set the striker block in there by itself it slides all the way forward without resistance.

    Would have been nice if I didn't have to pretty much rebuild this entire rifle after paying $1100 for it. Fuck me.
     
  4. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    More mass isnt always better, sometimes lighter strikers actually have more reliable ignition than heavier ones
     

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