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Unread 02-18-2012, 02:17 PM
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stuck cases with hornady

Was sighting in my rifle today 338 lapua. And after the 3rd round all my cases were stuck and so was the bolt. I had to tap the bolt up and back then use a tipton 40" rod to knock it out . Later I cleaned the chamber and scrubbed it with a bore brush then ran a wet patch of hoppes #9 then oiled the bolt. Fired one round from the magazine and it cycled flawless. Wondering if the chambers is a bit rough cause its new ir the hornady brass is just low quality. I seen brass shavings in my bolt head.
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    Re: stuck cases with hornady

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    Was sighting in my rifle today 338 lapua. And after the 3rd round all my cases were stuck and so was the bolt. I had to tap the bolt up and back then use a tipton 40" rod to knock it out . Later I cleaned the chamber and scrubbed it with a bore brush then ran a wet patch of hoppes #9 then oiled the bolt. Fired one round from the magazine and it cycled flawless. Wondering if the chambers is a bit rough cause its new ir the hornady brass is just low quality. I seen brass shavings in my bolt head.
    Sounds like it was over loaded....
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    Re: stuck cases with hornady

    Its factory ammo from hornady
    are guess I should have bought different.
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    Re: stuck cases with hornady

    What rifle are you shooting it out of?

    The brass on the bolt face is not from the ammo, its from the bolt, either there is a burr on the pluger ejector hole (if you have one) or the extractor cutting some off the rim as the bolt is closed and opened.

    With the pressure that high, I am sure your getting some brass set back into the ejector hole which is not helping the problem any.

    Knowing what rifle your shooting may help alot.
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    Re: stuck cases with hornady

    Its a savage m111
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    Re: stuck cases with hornady

    To clarify, he's got a Savage .338 111 LRH at least I do believe he has.....??

    I've had no issue with mine but mine has been digesting Lapua/Lapua Scenars until I have sufficient brass to reload some.....

    Wonder if this is the case of the too soft Hornady brass or too high case pressure???

    I'd like to see a picture of the spent cartridge, taken from the back, the last one that stuck....
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    Re: stuck cases with hornady

    Lots if the brass has dented shoulders
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