It could easily damage the gun. Things like eroding the bolt face, blowing off the extractor, firing pin, etc. :scared:Drogo said:Does it damage the gun when it blows a primer?
The crimp keeps the primer from falling out of the cartridge case and into the internal parts of the gun, leading to a stoppage. A crimp would not stop a primer from being pierced, however. A pierced primer might allow the gases into the breech area, just like a (completely) blown primer might. :hatprop:hcpookie said:Interesting. I read recently that crimped primers were required to keep blown primers from causing FA fire malfunctions, esp. with belt feds.