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338 Lapua cases stuck in Savage gun?

 
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:42 PM
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Re: 338 Lapua cases stuck in Savage gun?

clean those cases well... if you don't have time to tumble them, take 4 aught (0000) steel wool and clean the case necks well... with a chamber that tight, you'll have to keep the soot off the cases for all to go well...
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:36 PM
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Re: 338 Lapua cases stuck in Savage gun?

it was better with the cases trimmed to 2.714"...but it opened perfect at 2.712"...my buddy measured his brand new lapua cases and they were 2.710" so i am guessing i could trim down to that and be fine....any thoughts? the books all say 2.724 max trim length.
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:07 PM
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Re: 338 Lapua cases stuck in Savage gun?

I think that should be fine, if you don't trim any shorter than factory Lapua cases.

Are your cases totally clean? I'll emphasize again that carbon fouling on the case bodies can cause them to hang in a tight chamber also.

See if you can slip a bullet into the neck of your fired cases... as I mentioned, with Lapua cases I can, but my Hornady cases don't open enough to actually let a bullet slip through the neck. Thicker case necks I'm assuming... haven't check that yet...

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Old 04-14-2012, 11:19 AM
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Re: 338 Lapua cases stuck in Savage gun?

Also measure the thickness of the case necks with a ball micrometer. Normal size for case necks are between 12.5 thousands of a inch and 14.0 thousands of an inch. You could do outside neck turning, taking off, not more than 75% of the total neck area. It would trim the thicker parts of the neck to almost the size of other parts of the neck. Thereby you get a more even grip on the bullet and it could also help with the chambering in a tight throut.
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:08 PM
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Re: 338 Lapua cases stuck in Savage gun?

From my experience with Savage 12LRPV, chamber was faulty, the chamber reamer which was used to cut chamber was chipped also chamber was not concentric with the riffle bore, so it was creating physical lock when brass expended when fired...



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Old 04-15-2012, 02:04 AM
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Re: 338 Lapua cases stuck in Savage gun?

More pictures, same chamber just different angle...



and another piece of brass destroyed by this chamber...

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Old 04-15-2012, 11:02 AM
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Re: 338 Lapua cases stuck in Savage gun?

This is the second post here I have seen in regard to the chamber in the 338 savage rifle. Add that to my personal experience with the rifle and I would say Savage has a real issue on there hands.
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