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Old November 30, 2012, 11:53 PM   #26
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I've had several cases cracked just like you described. All has been mil-sup, even my czech favorite. The last time was a couple of months ago while shooting my PSL.
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Old December 2, 2012, 02:27 PM   #27
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If it is a deep gouge in the shoulder, or neck that is a likely sign of a burr in the chamber. Have a smith check it out. If it is needed then they will polish the burr out.
No matter how many times you do it and nothing happens it only takes something going wrong one time to kill you.
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Old December 2, 2012, 02:52 PM   #28
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Old military brass may have a neck cracking problem because of lack of neck annealing.Steel cases may crack because they stretch less than brass.
And Watson , bring your revolver !
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