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Good morning users. I am writing this thread today because I am new to reloading 45 ACP and so far I have hit a bit of a speed bump. I am reloading for a carbine, specifically a Kriss Vector. This particular rifle is amazing and takes 45 ACP handgun rounds, but the problem is it doesn't like the ammo I recently acquired through it so I decided to make rounds for it. My first eleven rounds fired perfectly but my twelfth just poped. The striker fired, the powder burned, but the bullet only went a couple inches into the barrel. I spent the next couple hours very frustrated and plopped the bullet out using a wooden dowel. I don't want to stop reloading for this rifle but I do want to be cautious before I continue. Any suggestions as to why this could of happened... I have successfully loaded and fired over 500 rounds 9mm for my Beretta cx4 without failure, just wondering what could be the difference in this case.


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I'd bet that your cartridge that went pop had no powder or a very low charge.
Are you using a progressive to load with?

Jim
 

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A pretty good guess, I'll second that.

Don't ever use a wooden dowel to drive a bullet out, FYI. You were lucky it didn't split and wedge itself in there permanently. Brass or mild steel works fine (yes, steel, barrels are heat treated and very hard).
 

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I'll third jims guess. That has only happened to me twice both times with small charges of bullseye. Somebody on the forum called it "flammable dirt" I thought it fit. Maybe rocky rabb but I can't remember
 

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It does burn a little dirty, but it lights up pretty easy. Not a powder that you're likely to get squibs with.
 

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Thanks for all your responses!! I am using a progressive press, and my initial theory was that the primer didn't seat properly because it was stickin out a bit when I removed the casing from the barrel, but I will double check all my rounds to ensure that they do have powder in them.
 

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The primer sticking out is the dead give away.

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