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Old April 12, 2018, 19:26   #1
Andy2205
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Winchester Large Rifle Primers

I was dialing in a new scope last Sunday and stopped after finding two primers in my hand loads that had black smudges all the way around the primer pocket. Checked them and found that there were pinholes in the primer cup right were the cup turns to form the base of the primer. After talking with the local range rat and RSO, I was not too happy to find out that this has been an issue with the Winchester WLR primers. He has been keeping track at the range and mine makes the 5th rifle with a damaged bolt due to the primers. He has also been keeping track of the lot numbers, lot numbers with known issues are:EHL066G EKLO71G, CLL555G, HCL506G, and DFL730G.



I have yet to contact Olins customer service, but he assured me they are well aware of the issue and will do everything they can to make things right. I guess I'll have to wait and see.
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