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Re: 338 Lapua case head separation

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    Re: 338 Lapua case head separation

    Holy cow........ lapua....seperation? I hate to pry but do you have the problem identified and corrected?
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    Re: 338 Lapua case head separation

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    It's still stuck, tried everything including the special stuck case remover that just arrived. Looks like I have to take it to a smith.
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    Holy cow........ lapua....seperation? I hate to pry but do you have the problem identified and corrected?
    I haven't figured out if there is an issue with the rifle. Headspace was OK. I think I may have just pushed too many loads on the brass. It went at 5 reloads. I'm not shooting near max. I have to take the rifle to a smith, can't get the case out.
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    Re: 338 Lapua case head separation

    In my experience head seperations are usually from excessively full length sized brass. I suspect all the brass similarly prepped and round count is headed for the same ending.
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    Re: 338 Lapua case head separation

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    In my experience head seperations are usually from excessively full length sized brass. I suspect all the brass similarly prepped and round count is headed for the same ending.
    Sized my brass .002" under fired brass. Bit it is steely all headed for the same ending if I continue shooting. The separation took place on the fifth reload. Maybe that all I can expect.
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    Sized my brass .002" under fired brass. Bit it is steely all headed for the same ending if I continue shooting. The separation took place on the fifth reload. Maybe that all I can expect.
    My 338 LM (Lapua Head stamp) Brass was at 15 firings when I sold the rifle. Still going as far as I know. At 10 firings I checked the area above the web for thickness and it was fine in the 10 so I checked so I kept on running it.

    If Lapua brass is going away in 5 firings there is something wrong in my mind.

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