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this is why I will no longer shoot reloads

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Bam, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. Bam

    Bam Portland Member

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    at least reloads I did not make myself...

    Went shooting today and every thing was going fine until I switch over to reloads... eventually I got a stove pipe and when I went to clear the chamber I found the bottom half of the case jamming things up. The front half was still stuck in the chamber which I was able to remove using a rod and cleaning patch.

    Judging by the primer bulging out, I assume this was a over charged round?

    The rounds came from a local high volume reloader...
     
  2. dmancornell

    dmancornell Portland, OR New Member

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    Who's the vendor?
     
  3. bmgm37

    bmgm37 Coos Bay Active Member

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    Doesnt look that over pressure by the primer. This kind of case failure is usually due to the case being reloaded to many times. I have has this happen in mine and that is why I limit each case to 4 times now then scrap. You can usually see a slight ghost ring in this area on the loaded round. You might want to visually inspect the the rest of the rounds if you have any.
     
  4. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member

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    I had the same exact thing happen to me once. I had a box of 50 reloads a friend gave me, and on the 30th round the case broke and wouldn't eject. I still have the remaining twenty rounds if anyone wants them........:paranoid:
     
  5. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    My rule is don't buy reload, unless i make my own.

    I only buy factory ammo.
     
  6. snew

    snew Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    That doesn't look overpressure.
     
  7. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    Looks like a case that was reloaded one too many times as was mentioned above. The primer looks fine. I would bet at one time that case was fired out of a machine gun with a sloppy chamber that allowed the brass to stretch.
     
  8. Bam

    Bam Portland Member

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    Normally I wouldn't have bought reloads, but I bought these at the peak the ammo shortage.

    The more you know...
     
  9. saxon

    saxon springfield Active Member

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    i still have an FA 17 that’s Frankford arsenal 1917 30 06 shell that i have reloaded at least 20 times.
    The only time I have seen a cartridge like that happen was when I tried reloading some shells
    that looked like They had burs or gash’s on the side of the case and that’s why I will inspect each case I load looking for burs gouge etc and will not reload them also the head stamp looks new 2004?
    Looking at the inside looks like a bad case to begin with maybe?
     
  10. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Count me among those who blame the case, for whatever reason.
     
  11. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Solution? Don't shoot someone else's reloads. Buy factory or reload yourself.
     
  12. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    I won't pick up brass I don't know anything about either. I buy only once fired matched range or military brass. Loads are more consistent with matched brass, and I know what it is for safety.

    Considering I'm going to load it a few times, the cost per round really isn't much.
     
  13. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    take a look in the front of some or the reloading manuals they explain what that is
    and show pics of what a case looks like befor it happens.It is caused by to many
    reloads..(over worked case)