I shot a few loads of 22-250 yesterday and the last case that I shot the only part that came out of the chamber was about a half inch of the case. So any suggestions on how to get out the rest of the casing? I was shooting 33 grains of imr 4895. With 55gr V-max
You could try the compressed air trick. Get a can of compressed air, the small ones for blowing dirt of a desk, turn in upside down, blow into the chamber doing your best to only hit whats left of the brass case. The cold air MIGHT shrink the brass enough that you can pry it out with a finger.
Take a .270 brass brush on a short cleaing rod and stick it in through the separated brass through the chamber end... Pull it back out .. This should bring the brass out with the brush... I've used this method more than once. Zen
I tried the brass brush and it did not work. When I get some more time ill try the screw. Cold air sounds good but I cant touch the brass with my fingertips. Thanks
Try pulling the brush out before it goes all the way through the neck of the stuck brass. Stop it in the neck.. The brush will be reversed against the brass and will grab the case better. Hope you the best of luck...These things can be a pain. Zen
It has happened a few times to me, the old screw or bolt trick has always done the job. Over sizing can cause premature case failure. Before reloading from that lot of brass check the inside. Bend a wire to 90º where it will fit in the cases to the bottom and drag or feel the inside for thin spots. It will be a ring that you can easily feel, I read this in an old reloading book many years ago
Here is a trick that worked for me. Take a long piece of wire and bend the end back making a barb on the end of the wire. Insert into the case and the barb should dig into the soft brass and pull it out. I thought the brush sounded like a good Idea and I would try that first.
The last one I got out I used a new HD .50 cal brush in a .260 Remington (actually one of the earlier wildcat 6.5–08s). I have seen one bad enough where I had to have it cut it out with a reamer. In that case the guy never cleaned/maintained his chamber well and had some rust pits. That cost him about 3/8" of barrel to re-cut the chamber and set the barrel back. I could have put a take-off on it cheaper but it was his dads rifle and he wanted to keep it somewhat original.
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I have made a "slide hammer" arrangement. I find and old tap or even a screw that will thread into the neck of a case............the same as the one stuck in the chamber. I braze the tap or screw to the end of a steel or brass rod. I then thread the opposite end of the rod to take a nut. Before putting on the nut I slide a larger nut or a piece of steel that has been drilled to fit over the rod. Now put on the nut. From the breech end, screw the screw/tap into the neck and use the large nut to tap against the threaded nut to pull the case out. What you have is similar to a autobody dent puller. Richard
Thank you everyone for your ideas. I had to end up taking it to a gun smith and he said it took 2 days for him to get it out. I tried with the limited stuff that I have. Now I know that I need to buy some more stuff now! lol Thank you all Lunchbox
On a side note how many times do you guy reload rifle brass if you are not hot roding loads,,,, I just junked a batch of brass, 50 pieces of 7mm-08, that I had reloaded 7 times with moderatly hot loads, I only very slightly bump the shoulder when resizing,, None had shown any signs of weakness but I was unsure of case life and prefered to be on the safe side
I'm glad you got it out but to bad you had to spend money on it. As far as the brass goes I use to reload it about five times (bottle neck) and chuck it, but now I anneal my brass and you can reload it even more.
Post by dannoboone on May 31, 2012 16:48:57 GMT -5
For the last couple years, I have been using an ultrasonic case cleaner. Not only does it clean inside as well as out, one can see stress lines beginning to form that were otherwise not noticed. Nor could they be felt using the paperclip method. At that stage, they could possibly be used one more time, but I do not chance it.
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I had a set of Lapua 6m PPC brass that was neck turned so the "loaded neck diameter was only .0006" smaller than the chamber! When the case was fired, all I had to do was remove the primer with a primer punch, install a new primer, powder, bullet and shoot. The neck would spring back enough to still hold a bullet. This set of cases, when I finally retired them, had 94 reloads on them. This was referred to as a "fitted" neck. Richard
You are bumping your shoulders back to far. Back your die off and size the brass so your bolt(without a firing pin) closes with a very little resistance. It's a trial and error thing but when you get the feel right lock the die ring down and it is adjusted for that gun. You can get Redding competition shell holders if you have more than one gun.