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Old 12-31-2016, 05:01 PM
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My son bought a franklin 17-L two months ago and had the same problem.
He had cleaned the barrel and action but had not taken the action apart to
clean. I took it down per the instruction book-cleaned and lubed- and went
to federal instead of Winchester. It hasn't missed a beat. Put night vision on
it and its deadly.
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Old 12-31-2016, 05:25 PM
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MBR, thanks for the response. I have done the same and still have a few light primer strikes. I use CLP for the lube. What do you use? I'm willing to try anything. Also FRANKLIN told me to make sure the piston was clean but with less than 800 rounds through it, I expected more. I thought that was asking alot, especially when they said I needed to use a touch to remove the handguard.

Has anyone cleaned the piston yet? If so, I could use some advise on how to remove the handguards.

I love the way it shoots and its super accurate, I'm just surprised at the amount of light primer strikes, Especially with Winchester ammo
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:56 AM
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All we have been using for are firearms is CLP. If we find something that
might need a little something extra my son has been applying a light dab
of fishing reel grease. On your Franklin don't forget to give the buffer tube
in the stock a little CLP. Push it down with the handle of a screw driver and work
it back and forth with a little CLP-- it does make a difference.
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Old 01-02-2017, 10:38 AM
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Thanks for the info
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Old 03-07-2017, 12:53 PM
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Any more reports on this rifle? I am seriously considering it.
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Any updates on an aftermarket magazine or possibly coming off the $100 price tag.

I'd like to have a couple more
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Old 03-12-2017, 09:28 AM
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Take a look at ammo liquidators. Type in 17 WSM. Found my best
deal there.
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Old 03-12-2017, 06:48 PM
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Wow! Thanks MBR...
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Old 03-12-2017, 07:22 PM
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Good deal there....even with shipping factored in.
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:41 PM
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Has anyone come across the 20 round magazine? I saw ONE someplace...but of course they were out of stock..
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Old 03-15-2017, 11:39 AM
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I don't believe they have been released yet.

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Old 03-15-2017, 05:25 PM
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So I am on the verge of an Alexander or Franklin SPR. Anybody found a good working trigger. I am thinking hyperfire.
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Old 03-15-2017, 05:44 PM
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Anybody tell me how the shipping is at ammo liquidators? They expensive or average?
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I bought my F17 back in August and had a cam pin break that caused damage to the piston.. Franklin fixed the rifle and I got it back about 3 weeks ago. I love shooting it and it is very accurate but I have more light primer strikes than I believe I should. I fired about 100 rounds today and had at least 7 misfires. Before the cam pin broke I was having up to a 15 percent failure rate with Winchester being the worst. Does anyone else have problems with light primer strikes? I just want to know if this is a common issue or is it my rifle. thanks
Hi Mate - I have had similar issues to you with broken cam pins (yes multiple) and lite primer strikes. Although, as you point out they could be related. I suspect that a broken cam pin can allow a small amount of twist of the cam pin against the rear pin would can effect the inertia of the firing assembly.

I also found that the front firing pin could be quite "sticky" - so much so that if I shook the bolt it wouldn't move freely. Once I have thoroughly cleaned this enough to allow the pin to "rattle" back and forth when I shook the bolt - my percentages of lite strikes can down significantly. Now I am back to a 10% failure rate instead of 30%
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Old 08-08-2017, 11:28 AM
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10% failure rate? Something still doesn't seem right.

I've got 800+ rounds thru mine and have a far less failure to fire than that. No issues with cam pin as of yet.

I have installed the Elftman trigger, and I love it. It did take a few tries with installing heavier springs before it worked, but now its money.

Have you called Franklin?
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