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Unread 05-07-2013, 08:48 PM
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270WSM brass. fired and out of the tumbler. notice anything



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    Re: what say you?

    How many times fired? Looks like a case head separation in your not to distant future....if its once fired looks like a chamber issue.
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    It's not uncommon to see but you should make sure it's not from to much head space and you've stretched the poop out of it. Could be plumb fine though!
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    Federal brass 3rd firing
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    I'm having the same thing happen in my Federal brass for my 7mmSTW, in about the same place about the 3rd-4th firing.

    Either we both have improper headspacing, or bad batches of brass.
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    Unread 05-07-2013, 10:04 PM
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    I'm leaning towards the brass at this point. I haven't had this problem with any other brass or load.

    I am developing a new load with berger 150vlds and thought it was a sign of too much pressure?

    Think I'm scrapping the load anyway since the barrels throat is on the short side.
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    Could be nothing wrong except the interior dimensions of your die is not small enough to size the case where it is not solid



    My 30-06 does it, on some brass more than others



    A larger chamber from a new reamer can also be part of the reason
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