I got a ruger .300win mag Ive for about a year now. Its been collecting dust pretty much. Last fall I prepped some brass. I loaded the primers using the old rcbs arm in my press. But on one of my cases the primer didnt feed right and got squished so it was out of round. I loaded some barnes triple shocks today with that brass and went to the range. When fired that round I cought powder frag in the face. When I ejected the shell I could see gas had got by the primer. I removed the bolt and was bummed. Only 100 rnd through this rifle so far. The gas torched a 1/8 " long cut like a torch into the face of the bolt. I think the bolt is ok becuase it will still support the primer but might want to get this repaired. Will ruger fix it? And How? Before this happened I already bought a rcbs handheld primer tool because of primer misfires on my other rifles.
Operator error learned the hard way!!