Separated Case Removal Tool

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  1. dwm

    dwm Well-Known Member

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    Hey, where can I buy a tool to remove cases that are stuck in the chamber when the heads come off?

    What is the best tool and where can I buy one?

    It has not happened yet, but I want to be prepared.

    Doug
     
  2. jb1000br

    jb1000br Well-Known Member

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    I dont know of a tool, but a quick and dirty way is use a bore brush of the right size--stick it in till its half way past the chambe and reverse it--this should let you pull out the top half of the case.

    Also i have seen cerrosafe used to grab onto the top half of the case--then nock it out and the case comes with it.

    JB
     
  3. Dan Conzo

    Dan Conzo Well-Known Member

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    The ECHO Broken Shell Extractors are available from: W.J. Riebe Co.
    3434 Tucker Rd.
    Boise, Idaho 83703

    They are the old expanding collet design. If you are caught without one, twist a springy tree branch and shove it in and withdraw--it might or might not work.

    --Dan
     
  4. Dan Conzo

    Dan Conzo Well-Known Member

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    I should mention that the ECHO extractor is placed on the bolt face then inserted into chamber and withdrawn (with broken case).

    ---Dan
     
  5. sniper2

    sniper2 Well-Known Member

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    We have removed stuck cases by applying accuraglas to neck end of compatible case and inserting into the stuck case in chamber
    allow to dry and then pull both out with bolt.We found it is best to discard stressed brass to start with and the problem will be gone.
     
  6. DANTEC

    DANTEC Well-Known Member

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    I use a smaller case with loctite 648 , LOCTITE enjoy copper contact and cure in quick time after you get a need bottom and that easy to push the broken case with a rod

    Good shoting

    DAN TEC
     
  7. dwm

    dwm Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, I was out at the range last weekend shooting the 25-06 and several of the fired cases came out just about split. Wanted to be prepared just in case ....

    End of life for them, tossed 'em all and am busy neck turning some more.

    Doug
     
  8. H-BAR

    H-BAR Well-Known Member

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    Doug if you use the glue method make sure none gets into the gun itself. The loctite Dantec mentioned should probably be used sparingly!!!!
     
  9. sodbuster

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    If you can find a rat tailed file the right size,you can stick it inside the case,twist,lock it in the case and tap it out with a rod. SIZE MATTERS- scratching the throat is not a good thing.
     
  10. djdcsi

    djdcsi Well-Known Member

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    Super Glue. Let dry 5 minutes and tap out.

    If you have the availability, shape (lathe turn, before the need) a wooden dowel. Insert with wet glue, let dry, and tap or pull out. This is for a real over pressure load.

    If it's just a case fatigue separation, as you described, then a tight fitting/oversize bore brush will work to dislodge the case.

    [ 01-11-2004: Message edited by: djd ]
     
  11. djdcsi

    djdcsi Well-Known Member

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    Oh....and whether it's glue or Locktite, whatever "after effects" may be easily removed from a steel chamber.

    Unlike, the effects of a rat-tail file.

    [ 01-11-2004: Message edited by: djd ]
     
  12. Tim Behle

    Tim Behle Well-Known Member

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    I use a .45 bore brush. Push it in, pull it out and go back to shooting. Takes longer to screw the brush on the rod, than it does to get the case out.
     
  13. royinidaho

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    Have one of the ECHOs mentioned above since 1966.

    Have never had to use it.

    Guess its like insurance.