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there is a hole in my brass on the case.

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by yotehunter1983, Jan 5, 2013.

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  1. helotaxi

    helotaxi Member

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    The barrel is threaded into the receiver until the headspace is correct and then locked down with a jam nut. Just like a Savage, since they are the same action.
     
  2. kelbro

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    That's why this is so hard to grasp. Hole through the receiver...OK. But to go completely through the barrel into the chamber... that took some doing.
     
  3. Elkins45

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    Wow, that's not something you see everyday!

    I'm assuming you bought this gun used from a private seller, not a dealer?
     
  4. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

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    That's where I was heading with the question. :)
     
  5. 788Ham

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    Along with this..... this sight-in session before big game seasons, at our gun club range. A guy had a new scope mounted on his Remington 700 ADL rifle, '60 cartridge, he did the mounting. When he was ready to start shooting , he couldn't get the bolt to go into battery, hmmmm, "It always did before I put this scope on!" He'd done the same thing, drilled into the chamber, screw was too long, end of the bolt head was hitting the screw !! He didn't get it sighted in either!!
     
  6. helotaxi

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    You can actually have the screws too long on a Remington or Savage keeping the bolt from moving without drilling into the chamber or the barrel.
     
  7. rcmodel

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    A fired case tells you exactly nothing, even if it was perfectly headspaced in the first place.
    It stretched when you fired it.

    And every time you fire it it the longer headspaced barrel from the first time you used it, and use it again, it stretched some more.

    rc
     
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    I was simply stating a fact and not making a judgement on the merits of the method. As I stated, I have/use go/no-go gauges.
     
  9. yotehunter1983

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    Sorry to have kept you guys waiting this whole time. I haven't shot it anymore. I bought it new at Bi-Mart in Vancouver WA. I took the scope bases off and sure enough there is a hole that goes straight through. I am going to SHOT show Monday and will ask Savage about it there. I have no idea what could have happened maybe I got a defect but I cant imagine this being like this from the factory. I would guess an employee or something did this at Bi-Mart.
     
  10. rcmodel

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    You can bet Savage didn't do it.

    Actions are drilled and tapped for mounts during manufacture, well before they ever get to the barrel installing department.

    The real mystery is why anyone would have been drilling a hole that was already drilled at the factory in the first place??

    rc
     
  11. presspuller

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    I would be talking to management at Bi-mart. Sounds like it is their fault.
     
  12. Trent

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    Probably had an employee cross-thread a base mount, screwed up the threads, and their in-house bubbasmith said "Hey Y'all, I can fix that!"

    EDIT: At least you have your eyes/hands intact.

    I wouldn't want to have my face anywhere near that if you fired it WITHOUT a scope base on it. 50k psi gasses exhausting a few inches in front of your face wouldn't be much fun.
     
  13. Ifishsum

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    I've been to a lot of Bi-Mart stores - hard to believe that they would have done any drilling on it, at most they might have attached bases to existing holes. I could be wrong of course...
     
  14. Elkins45

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    I'm betting it would certainly flip your hat off!

    I had a case head fail on a 270 once and the gasses blowing out of the vent hole knocked stuff off the bench next to me. I can imagine the same force as a vertical geyser in front of your face is something you wouldn't want to experience twice..
     
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