Primer blowout? What is it and how does it happen?
Primer blowout is when you want a BANG, and you get a pop and a little smoke.
A friend and I went to the range and we where shooting some federal champion 45 ACP ammunition.
He had a primer blowout happen. After waiting a minute with the pistol still pointed down range waiting for a delayed shoot. After the minute we removed the cartridge.
Everything looked good until we looked at the base of the cartridge.
Yuck! The primer was even sitting proud of the base by .006”.
Let’s take a look inside.
To the bullet hammer!!!
At first glance everything looked okay, but taking a closer looks at the primer, and what had happened became all to clear.
You can see that one side looked like the bottom of a primer?
You can see once the primer is out of the casing that the factory had pressed this primer in sideways. The seating action bent the side of the primer and anval flush with the base of the cartridge making it very hard to tell (at a glance) that there would be any problem at all with the cartridge.
My question to you is- have you ever had this happen to you? Have you had a friend that this happened to? Have you even heard of this? Leave a post ether way.
Like I always say be safe, and have fun!