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Posted: 9/8/2004 6:28:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2004 5:32:42 PM EDT by NotMrWizard]
Been shooting M2 ball with my Greek RG Garand, got a few hundred rounds through it. As I was picking up the brass after an 8-round clip, I noticed that one of them had split, near the neck of the cartridge. The split is about 3/4" long. Should this be cause for concern? I didn't notice anything unusual while firing it, as far as sound, or where it ejected, or recoil.

Thanks!

Link Posted: 9/8/2004 8:51:22 PM EDT
How old is the M2 Ball ammo ? Alot of the early 40's Remington M2 ball has brittle brass and will split cases.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 12:20:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 12:20:56 PM EDT by redleg13a]

Originally Posted By NotMrWizard:
Been shooting M2 ball with my Greek RG Garand, got a few hundred rounds through it. As I was picking up the brass after an 8-round clip, I noticed that one of them had split, down near the bottom of the cartridge. The split is about 3/4" long. Should this be cause for concern? I didn't notice anything unusual while firing it, as far as sound, or where it ejected, or recoil.

Thanks!



Who made it, what lot number and year of manufacture?
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:55:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NotMrWizard:
I noticed that one of them had split, down near the bottom of the cartridge. The split is about 3/4" long. Should this be cause for concern?

Thanks!



That is a brass defect, not good. I would think twice about shooting any more of that paticular lot.\
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 5:32:44 PM EDT
M2 Ball from where? If it was Korean read this thread;
www.jobrelatedstuff.com/forums/topic.html?b=6&f=6&t=174251
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 6:11:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 7:56:51 PM EDT by NotMrWizard]
Shit. Now I can't find the damn casing. I'm going to have to scour around for it.

Sorry about not posting lot info - it's LC69 stamped on the bottom. I bought a case of it at CMP North when I got the rifle, mid-August. I'm going to send them an email asking if they've had any issues with any of it. I'll post their reply when I get it.

I'm assuming it would not be wise to shoot any more of it?

ETA: Found the casing. LC69.

Link Posted: 9/13/2004 5:33:55 PM EDT
Wanted to bump this back up to see if anyone else has had any problems with it. Lot stamp is LC69.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 3:20:25 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2004 10:01:50 PM EDT
I've had the same problem with split necks, only the ammo was LC69 Talon, not from the CMP.
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