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Old May 24th, 2014, 12:51 PM   #1
 
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Mark 3 Hunter problems

I have a SS Hunter that is catching the fired brass 1 time out of 100. It is catching the brass length wise , not stove piped. I have removed the loaded round indcator, replaced the firing pin, and extractor. What could it be?

I was planing to remove the mag disconnect and replace the trigger, but I'm not sure I want to put more money into this gun.

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Old May 24th, 2014, 01:51 PM   #2
 
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I apologize up front for stating the obvious, but you did experiment with different brands of ammo right?
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Yes, I have tried many kinds, it did it with fed auto today. I guess I am going to take it to the range, and run it with everything.

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How many rounds have you run through this pistol? Is the ejector pin solid in the frame? Or is it capable of wigging underneath the rivet? What brand extractor claw did you use to replace the OEM one? How is the clearance between the top of the magazine feed lips and the lower edge of the extractor pin?

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I apologize up front for stating the obvious, but you did experiment with different brands of ammo right?
I have to say Biartr, it ISN'T obvious. So often people have issues, and fail to try different ammo and a different mag before assuming a serious gun problem. Also, folks fail to include this information when asking for help with a problem. Me, if I have an issue and come here for help, once I've described the problem, the next words out of my mouth are, "I tried two other brands of ammo, and different mags, but the symptoms were identical" It isn't my intention to criticize the OP, or anyone else, mind you. Just saying. Everyone needs to do those steps as part of their diagnosis, otherwise the first bit of advice they're going to get on the forum is, "try different ammo, try a different mag"
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I took the Hunter to the range today. I marked my mags and ran all the different ammo I have. The first was Fed bulk. I have run it before without problem. I had one brass catch per mag. This lot is 10 to 15 years old, so I marked it as bad ammo. Next was a older lot of Remington HV HP, I had one in 50 rounds. Next was CCI Blaser new lot, 2 out of 50 rds. It is catching the brass flipped backwards, the rim of the case is facing forward, how is it doing that?




But things got better with CCI mini mags, Fed Auto Match and Win HV, both new lots NO Problem. The next problem is, I have very little Mini Mag or Win HV, and less than 2000 rds of the Fed Auto. I hope I can find more of this good ammo. The Mark3 Hunter will flat out shoot. This is a 10 shot group I shot at 65 yds off a rest, with CCI Mini Mags.




Bullseye, this gun has 2000 rds+ on it now. A new parts are Volquartsen. ejector pin is solid. Ammo may be my problem. I will shoot more of the good ammo, I hope I can fin more.

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I'm having difficulty seeing the extractor claw in that photo of that jammed case. That angle on the hook sure doesn't look right.

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