LewisH, if that doesn't work, check out the broken shell extractors on pg 115 of Brownells catalog #60. either one of the .22 cal extractors should be able to be adapted to pull the case out even though they won't work with your bolt face. I wouldn't try to drive it out from the front, it could scar the neck area, but if you drill and tap the back of the extractor for an extension, or silver braze an extension to it, it should pull the case without doing any harm. Worth checking out. I almost forgot, was the case just old and tired, or is something else wrong. For starters, give the chamber a good cleaning with bore solvent and a bronze chamber brush, then solvent and dry patch it. If you have access to a borescope, use it too. Could be a number of causes for the separation, but you need to know why, so it doesn't happen on a hunt, or so you don't jam another round in on top of a broken case.
Good luck, Tom
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Last edited by specweldtom; 06-15-2008 at 11:03 PM.
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