Thread: Split case
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Old May 7, 2006, 09:55 PM   #1
Abndoc
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Split case

I went to the range today with my Dad. He was shooting his near new Savage 93 in .17 cal with, I believe Hornady 17 gr V-Max cartridges. This rifle was on its second box of ammo since new.

Anyway, I noticed that about every 3rd round had a failure to extract. After getting it out of the chamber, my Dad looks at it and says "Just as I thought."
Seems this had happened to him before.

The cartridge had a small split in the neck down into the shoulder. The shoulder seemed to be slightly streched and rounded. This seems to me to indicate that the chamber is mis-reamed or that the headspace is not right. I am not a gunsmith, but even to me this doesn't seem right. Should we send this rifle back to Savage? Or could it be an ammo problem?
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