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can you tell me what's happened to these?

 
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:02 PM
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can you tell me what's happened to these?

these cases have powder around throat and a few have vertical cracks.

is this a problem? with cases? with gun?

these were factory loaded winchester ballistic silvertips in 150g out of a .300wsm

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Old 08-23-2011, 08:15 PM
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Re: can you tell me what's happened to these?

Either your chamber has an extra generous throat (measure the neck diameter of a fired round) or brittle brass.
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:33 PM
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Re: can you tell me what's happened to these?

something is really wrong when a factory round splits like that.I have never seen a split case from the first fireing.thats if I read your post right.

seems to have been bad brass.ket winshester know and see what goes of it.
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Re: can you tell me what's happened to these?

You don't say if that's once fired stuff or reloaded several times but the cracks occur because the necks are too hard ("brittle"), not because of the pressure and very rarely directly because of the chamber itself.
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Re: can you tell me what's happened to these?

measure each case's neck thickness. Are the cracked cases thinner?

Measure neck outside diameter of fired case. Compare with expected values. If too large then chamber is suspect.

Finally, trash the nickel stuff and get brass. My opinion is that there is nothing good about 'silver' cases other than looks...
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:25 AM
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Re: can you tell me what's happened to these?

It's just disposable factory brass & NOT reloading brass.
No big deal, just throw it away after use.

Go to any Red Communist China Walmart and have em pull a box of remington ammo. Slide em out of the box & you can find one or two(easily) that will obviously split on firing. You might even find one or two among several boxes that are already split..
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:10 PM
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Re: can you tell me what's happened to these?

"Go to any Red Communist China Walmart and have em pull a box of remington ammo."

Are you saying Remington is having ammo made in Red Communist China for Walmart to sell? Really?
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