Hornady brass jamming

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by alaska, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. alaska

    alaska Well-Known Member

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    338 lapua brass Hornady jamming in my rem 700 tact

    Anyone else having this problem?
     
  2. melloyello

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    You will have to be more specific. Is it new brass or once fired? Was it fired in your gun? How many times? Has it been full length sized?
     

  3. alaska

    alaska Well-Known Member

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    Full length resized
     
  4. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    So you take a new case, full length resize it, and you can't close the bolt on it?
     
  5. alaska

    alaska Well-Known Member

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    No after firing the case will not extract.
    Without the tap of a ramrod
    My lapua brass has no problem
     
  6. JeffP40

    JeffP40 Well-Known Member

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    Different brass, same load? That can be a no-no. If the bolt opens easily, it must be sticking in the chamber, but I don't know what would cause that and not for the Lapua. If the bolt is hard to open, you need to back down on the powder charge and start the load development over.
     
  7. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Been discussed elsewhere that Joyce Hornady had an issue with the 338 Lapua brass but supposedly addressed the issue. Myself, I just stay away from them. I heard the early lots sucked for extraction. I use Lapua, Nosler and PPU in that order.
     
  8. joe0121

    joe0121 Well-Known Member

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    Hornaday brass has thick necks and is known to have extraction issues in rifles with tight chamber such as Savages. Try neck turning.
     
  9. alaska

    alaska Well-Known Member

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    My rifle is a Rem 700 tactical
     
  10. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    ...and I thought a 'thick neck' was revelant to sleep apena as described by the Federal DOT.:D

    Just avoid the Hornady brass entirely. Cheaper isn't always better. usually isn't.