Last week at the range, I was next to a guy who was testing some loads. He was telling me the velocities he was getting and I thought hmmmmm. Then he fired three or four in a row where he had to hammer on his bolt to extract the case.aranoid: All the time I have reloaded, I have never had to do this. I am careful working loads up, check the cases for pressure signs, and back off if it looks like the brass is getting beat up too bad. How many of you have had this happen? This fellow didn't seem too concerned about it, I mentioned he might not want to damage his rifle, but he was confident that the rifle would be OK. It's got a hell of a strong extractor, I can tell you that!