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Posted: 8/28/2023 8:38:49 AM EST
Friend of mine bought some of the 55 grain Saber black tip last week and had a couple bad case failures. Initially he had a couple rounds sticking in the chamber. Then when he went to check the cases he had two that looked like this.

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Isn't a new rifle and the guy has never had issues with any other ammo he's used in it.

I'm guessing since the split is at the same spot they must be thin in that area? Maybe something is going wrong when they are shaping the case? Bad annealing? He said before these two there were cases sticking with no split so perhaps some overpressure as well. Either way, does not look good. He already sent an email to PSA to let them know.
Link Posted: 8/28/2023 10:02:37 AM EST
[#1]
That sucks. Let us know what they say.
Link Posted: 8/28/2023 10:24:47 AM EST
[#2]
Oh dang!   I was wondering about their quality control
Link Posted: 8/28/2023 11:07:54 AM EST
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@Jman_JJE


Link Posted: 8/28/2023 12:29:44 PM EST
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Link Posted: 8/28/2023 1:44:34 PM EST
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IM Sent.

Josiah
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He said he'd email you directly after work today.
Link Posted: 9/2/2023 10:57:24 AM EST
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UPDATE?
Link Posted: 9/17/2023 12:09:25 PM EST
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UPDATE?
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Bumping for any updates.
Link Posted: 9/17/2023 2:20:56 PM EST
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He contacted Josiah and sent the cases back to PSA to inspect. That's all I know.
Link Posted: 9/21/2023 2:34:56 PM EST
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Any idea when the ammo was made?  or when it was purchased?

Lot number?
Link Posted: 9/21/2023 7:37:39 PM EST
[#10]
I’d rule out headspace issue too.

Link Posted: 9/27/2023 10:14:43 PM EST
[#11]
Anyone else having issues?
Link Posted: 10/13/2023 3:12:21 PM EST
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I’ve never Sean a case split that way
Link Posted: 10/13/2023 3:25:33 PM EST
[#13]
It's been a month.  Any update?
Link Posted: 10/14/2023 1:58:46 AM EST
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I’ve never Sean a case split that way
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Starline 556

Link Posted: 10/14/2023 11:35:52 AM EST
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I’d really love to get an update on this. I occasionally use the AAC for training so I’ve got skin in the game.
Link Posted: 10/14/2023 12:32:34 PM EST
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Do you know what caused that?
Link Posted: 10/14/2023 5:39:00 PM EST
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Do you know what caused that?
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no, they said they had a bad batch and replaced everything i had. It is a thin spot in the brass from the ones i cut up to look at.
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