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Ring inside .223

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by kestak, Sep 3, 2009.

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  1. kestak

    kestak Member

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    Greetings,

    This is a Lake city .223. I do not know how many times it has been shot. It is a range random pickup.

    Question: Is it not a little bit high for the stretch ring???? I though it woul dbe lower than that.

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  2. Walkalong

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    Not unusual to be up that high.

    If you look closely, you will see it is exactly where the thick web ends and the thin sidewall begins. ;)

    Aren't you glad you checked? :)
     
  3. kestak

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    Greetings,

    You are totally right. The thick ends and the thin begins.
    Now, I need to find one with the "grit" inside and see what it looks like.

    Thank you
     
  4. P51D

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    Kestak - I've heard that you can feel the stretch ring by straightening out a paper clip, and bending the very tip at a right angle. Insert it all the way into the case from the mouth, and use it as a feeler probe by dragging it along the inside of the case back toward the mouth. Can your feel that ring using this method?

    Great post. I thought it would be more toward the case head also, but with your picture, it makes more sense to me now. I've a better idea what to look for. THANKS

    P51D
     
  5. kestak

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    Greetings,

    IT is exactly the way I found that ring. I do that with all my cases. :D

    Thank you
     
  6. P51D

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    That's great to know, Kestak, and good on ya' for checking your cases like that! This is a very educational post. THANKS!! :cool:

    P51D
     
  7. Borg

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    That is the usual place a case separates when shot in an AR 15. For a bolt gun, it separates at the web.
    In the past, I've had quite a few case separations in the AR and they've ALL been 3/4" high on the case.
    The same applies for the M1 Garand. I think it has to do with the pressure curve and the taper of the case.
    Borg
     
  8. JMusic

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    Its not a case seperation is it?? Its a stretch mark. If shoot out of the same gun neck size only and you will get more life out of your cases. If your not happy with that put a new barrel on it.



    Jim
     
  9. rcmodel

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    No, but it's darn close too it.
    The case has reached it's useful life, and no amount of future neck sizing is gonna change that.

    rc
     
  10. Walkalong

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    Probably from shooting cases like the one Kestak posted just one more time.

    Some folks shoot them until they see a shiny ring or they actually separate, but I am in the "check em first and scrap em when you feel the groove" camp. :)

    Similar thread
     
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    But RC, it IS a case separation, that's where it happens in the AR, and, yes, from too many reloadings with the size die set up wrong.
    Borg
     
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    can I perform neck sizing only with a fl resizing die ?
     
  13. Borg

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    For what rifle?
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  14. Walkalong

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    No, but you can partially full length size your cases. Screw the sizer down a tiny bit at a time until your cases chamber easily, then quit. Case life will be much better.
     
  15. Walkalong

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    waiting to happen. It has not separated just yet, but will shortly.
     
  16. kestak

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    Greetings,

    It will not separate. I decided not to use THAT CASE anymore. :neener:

    Thank you
     
  17. Walkalong

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    ..............if it is fired again.


    There, fixed it. :D
     
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