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Help! Stuck case
« on: July 03, 2020, 01:50:18 PM »
I had cases separation today while shooting my Remington 700 308. I have had this before and the case comes out fine. come out fine. This time it will not. Any tips and tricks on how I can get the case out of the chamber? I have tried cleaning brushed and jags.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2020, 02:38:43 PM by Mulie87 »

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Re: Help! Stuck case
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2020, 02:26:43 PM »
Online they plugged case neck with foamie ear plug, then packed case with steelstik epoxy putty.   Wait an hour then pound out with cleaning rod.   

Iíve used a tap before to grab case neck that separated. 

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Re: Help! Stuck case
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2020, 02:34:58 PM »
Sometimes a rattail file will work if your careful.

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Re: Help! Stuck case
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2020, 03:07:45 PM »
You can use the masonry anchors youíd get in something like a picture frame too. Those plastic sleeves you pound into the wall then set a screw into, and it opens up the sleeve. Same thing. If you got one the right size you can put it in the back of the case and get the screw going a little bit to open it up and grab the case, then youíd pound it out from the front w a cleaning rod. Does the same thing the epoxy does, except you probably have one of these sitting around.

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Re: Help! Stuck case
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2020, 03:44:56 PM »
You said you already tried a bore brush...what size?  I've had several case head separations in my old 340 Wby, and have had the best luck with 12 and 20 guage brass bore brushes inserted from the breech end until I could feel the bristles go past the mouth of the case...then pull back out. 
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Re: Help! Stuck case
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2020, 04:08:42 PM »
I had a threader that fit a broken case body.  I gave it a couple turns in the case body and then used a cleaning rod from the muzzle to thump it out.  Gunsmith back then wanted $25 for removing the case and wouldn't give me the tool afterwards.  I used some extension pieces and a small socket that fit the threader to turn it in the case.

Unless you've already got it out you might give this method a try.  It's relatively cheap and easy to store for the next broken case.

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Re: Help! Stuck case
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2020, 05:10:12 PM »
Soak the chamber in Kroil or some other penetrating oil and then pull an over sized bore brush from muzzle to chamber. If you push an oversized brush through the bore the rod will flex and possibly damage your barrel or just bend the rod and it will break off in your barrel.
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Re: Help! Stuck case
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2020, 05:13:36 PM »
Ok, I got it out. I used an AR chamber brush👍  Phew!! Thanks everyone.

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Re: Help! Stuck case
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2020, 05:45:02 PM »
Could you be over sizing your brass?
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Re: Help! Stuck case
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2020, 08:31:35 PM »
Ok, I got it out. I used an AR chamber brush👍  Phew!! Thanks everyone.

use your broken piece to see which tap screws in the end.  Really makes it easy to remove broken stubs.

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Re: Help! Stuck case
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2020, 11:11:50 PM »
Ooh, good idea. Iíll do that. Thanks for the tip.

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Re: Help! Stuck case
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2020, 11:14:39 PM »
These are Nosler brass. I discover cracks around the circumference of the head after about 3-4 reloads. Like today, I wonít be able to see the crack and it separates. If I see a case starting to crack I toss it.

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Re: Help! Stuck case
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2020, 05:56:44 AM »
Iíve had that problem when couldnít get a die that matched the chamber.   Had to bump .007 or more to chamber.   Plus chamber was .011 long so virgin brass was getting stretched a lot on initial forming.   Tried Whidden custom die but die was still not right.   

Can use paper clip trick to check for ridges forming inside to catch it before white line shows outside. 

Was going to put a false shoulder on virgin brass and see if that helped but havenít yet.   Still just reload em 3 times and toss with that rifle. 

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Re: Help! Stuck case
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2020, 06:26:17 AM »
Definitely sounds like over sized brass.  Either poor match for your chamber or set up wrong.  This happens too many times it can flame cut your chamber or worse.  Jme
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Re: Help! Stuck case
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2020, 07:32:43 AM »
Get yourself a bushing neck sizing only die and only bump the shoulder back when you have to, problem solved.

 


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