GUN Steel spent case from my AK

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  1. GlobeGuy

    GlobeGuy New Member

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    I saw that few of my spent case from AK was cracked around the mouth/neck area. Should I be concerned with this or is this a common occurance?
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    I've never had that happen with either of my AK's. I'd try to track someone down with go/no gauges and see what those show you for headspace. Also look into the chamber for any damage/defects. Sounds like you might have excessive headspace or an oversized chamber.
     
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    What ammo? I've gotten a couple split cases before but never consistently usually my AK's just put a crease in the neck area. If its happening with just one batch of ammo its probably a bad batch, if its happening with more then 1 type then its a issue with your rifle.
     
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    This is with Bulgarian milsurp.

    edit: I don't have consistently cracked case, I just found cracks on 2 out of 10 or so I looked at. :dunno:
     
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    Might not be a bad idea to just check the headspace on it, I haven't had any issues with the bulgie stuff then again I haven't really inspected any of the cases :o Splits I was getting was from 1960's chicom ammo which i chalk up to shoddy 1960's communist chinese metallurgy since its happend in multiple rifles. :o
     
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    How do I do that on a Tantal? Also what is the worst thing that can happen if my headspace is too long or short?
     
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    Go/No Go gauges not sure who has them in 5.45 though. http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=sEEXQ2UCQ9o
     
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    From practical experience and no science whatsoever, I have had dozens of milsurp cartridges crack with no ill effect.
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    With my WASR-2 and bulgie ammo.
     
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    Steel cases only have to work once, and given that the AK beats the crap out of cases, I wouldn't be overly concerned. I get creases in the neck all the time in my Yugo and my WASR did the same.
     

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