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Posted: 4/21/2007 12:19:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2007 12:20:11 PM EDT by kingfish]
I have a broken shell stuck in my SVT40, the entire rear rim ripped off. Is a broken shell extractor the only solution? Also, are the BSE's specific to each individual caliber? Thanks
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 12:25:57 PM EDT
I do believe that shell extractors only work for the cartridge you need to use it on. Have you tried using a cleaning rod and a very tight fitting patch? This will sometimes work, If that fails you could try to use another empty and try to compress it into the other case. I would think that a good gunsmith should be able to remove it if you can't.
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 2:30:18 PM EDT
Yes, BSE's are caliber specific. I have one for 7.62X54R and another for .233. They are cheap, get some for your range bag.
Link Posted: 4/21/2007 5:23:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By txcas:
Yes, BSE's are caliber specific. I have one for 7.62X54R and another for .233. They are cheap, get some for your range bag.


Thanks, I just ordered one. But is there another way to remove the shell? I'd rather not wait.
Link Posted: 4/22/2007 12:53:49 AM EDT
i know a guy that screwed a tap into the back of the casing, then used a cleaning rod to push it out.
Link Posted: 4/22/2007 1:04:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Garand1911:
i know a guy that screwed a tap into the back of the casing, then used a cleaning rod to push it out.


That worked. I bought a 3/8 tap from the Home Despot this morning, and it worked nicely.
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