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Old 05-15-2017, 11:07 PM
bdblk12v bdblk12v is offline
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Hello guys. I have a model 53 that I have tried firing ppu ammo from. When I first got the gun I tried to fire some and the first shot works and it's hit or miss. I pulled the gun all the way apart. Degreased and cleaned all the parts. I oiled the moving parts with rem oil drops. I took the gun out today. I loaded 2 ppu cartridges in the cylinder and first one fired second one not so much. All single action. Is it possible the ppu primers are that hard. I have dies and Remington brass I've been saving to load some ammo. Should I buy some bullets and powder and try that? Thanks
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Old 05-16-2017, 01:05 AM
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Wipe your chambers and ammo with lighter fluid or naptha as I believe you are experiancing the dreaded "creap" of the rounds. The recoil is "entertaining" as well as ear splitting.. The recoil is forcing the remaining rounds to back out of the chamber causing the subsucent hammer falls to strike the primer that is resting on the breach face. This is a real issue with this round/revolver, but once you get the hang of it there nothing but fun! If your going to reload, and I recomend it, then be careful NOT to solicit loads off the internet. A friend looked some up and printed them for me and I was shotcked at what was put out there and hope NO ONE ever attemptts to reach the velocities and pressres some Bozo published! Use a older Hodgdon's or other repitible guide and be safe! Kyle

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