Why Do I Get Misfires Or Case Separations? Head Space Explained.
If you want a detailed explanation of what is meant by “head space” and how it affects the functioning of your firearm, you may find this video quite helpful. In it, I provide viewers with a step-by-step description of the changes a cartridge undergoes – from the time the primer is struck, to the time the bullet leaves the barrel – and how the dimensions of your rifle’s chamber (compared to the dimensions of your cartridge) can affect the outcome.
If you find your cartridges do not consistently fire when you pull the trigger or your cases frequently separate after firing, this video may be of particular interest, but a good understanding of this topic will also help you think your own way through possible causes and solutions. Diagrams and animations are provided to make the subject easier to grasp.
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