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Old January 31, 2012, 04:05 PM   #1
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split 8x57 necks

I was shooting some Winchester 170 grain soft points today through my 1943 Mauser Kar98k. 2 of the 20 shots I fired had a quarter inch split from the bottom of the shoulder all the way up and almost the entire length of the neck. I plan on reloading 8mm, but If this keeps happening, I wont be able to afford it. Why are my necks splitting? These were factory ammo through a clean bore. Was it my rifle or the ammunition? Also on a side note, I had seen splits like this before in some old Yugo surplus steel case.

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