The other side of steel casings !


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Duce1
November 30, 2009, 11:30 AM
While out at the local range I found these steel casings scattered around the shooting pad and of course I will pick them up and put them in the trash when others will not .

Well take a look at casings found about half of them where this way ?

These are not reloads I would think ? There ( Wolf 7.62x39 ) . There Berdan primed and that is what pretty much lets me know that there is a good bet not to be reloads .

I would assume they where fired from a AK or a SKS but who really knows since I was not there to know .

These are factory loads I think and something was major wrong with the ammo storage , rifle or the round itself .

If others have had this problem please post so we all can learn more about this ammo and what to expect !


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Walkalong
November 30, 2009, 11:50 AM
I can't see photobucket or other hosted pics at work. What do they look like? White corrosion? If so, it is the zinc corroding from getting wet, most likely from rain after being shot. Just a guess, since I can't see the cases.

ReloaderFred
November 30, 2009, 12:02 PM
They're split case necks, Walkalong.

I see them sometimes in steel cases left at our range. It's caused by either an excessively large chamber, or a problem with the metallurgy of the steel used for making the cases. I don't shoot the stuff myself, so I don't worry about it.

Hope this helps.

Fred

Otto
November 30, 2009, 12:26 PM
The cases you posted are nothing unusual. I've seen Chinese rifles spit out alot worse.

Marlin 45 carbine
December 1, 2009, 07:28 AM
I've seen Silver Bear cases shot in an AK that split as those.

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