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Posted: 12/30/2005 7:47:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2005 7:48:19 AM EDT by 20rdMag]

The case had been reloaded 5 or 6 times by me.

21gr of reloader 7 each time.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:50:06 AM EDT
I should have also included the following -

The case separated while using a Rock River AR15 M4 (14.5" barrel). I have no way of saying what AR15 the case was used in before the the case separation happened. It could have been any of the following -

BM - Car 16"
EA - M4 16" (BM upper)
BM - Varminter 24"

This is the first time I have had it happen to me. A broken shell extractor was not needed to remove it.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:53:12 AM EDT
time to give them a rest?
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:56:16 AM EDT
I was thinking maybe some duct-tape or JB weld the the case would be good to go.

Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:41:04 AM EDT
time to get new cases
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:52:01 AM EDT
5-6 times? WOW
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:55:44 AM EDT
What kind of casing is that? I have some of those.................

I never got around to ask, but now is a good time............
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 9:50:55 AM EDT
Lake City 1991

Sounds like you got good use out of the brass. Time to dispose that lot of brass.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 6:16:30 PM EDT
I kinda thought that I would gety more than 5 reloads out of the brass. I will will at the rest of my 91 Lake City brass.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:00:07 PM EDT
Time to check some of its brothers and sisters for a bright ring around the case at about the same height. If you are using a small base sizing die (as is highly recommended for reloading rounds for a semi-auto), this is not uncommon since the case base is sized a fraction more than if using standard sizing die. This allows just a RCH more expansion on firing.

The extra working hardens the brass and...
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