Dented cartridge ( saiga 223)

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by GratefulHead77, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. GratefulHead77

    GratefulHead77 New Member

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    I am tryin to find out if it is a common thing to have the cartridges get dents on extraction such as the ones in this picture taken today???
     

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  2. res45

    res45 New Member

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    Yes it's a common thing in some rifles,it's usually caused by the case hitting some part of the receiver or even the bolt handle as it's ejected.
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Common? Yes, for European and Russian rifles. You should see how an HK-91 dings the cases. Does little to affect the reloadability of the case. Most of the dent will disappear when resized. The rest will iron out upon firing only to be replaced by new dents upon ejection. Don't worry about the dents.
     
  4. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    Most of the 7.62 x 39 that I have seen laying around look like that. My SKS doesn't do it. But a lot of them must.
     
  5. gutz47

    gutz47 New Member

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    I had a springfield g.i. 1911 that did this also. I was told its no big deal unless you're trying to save brass.
     
  6. GratefulHead77

    GratefulHead77 New Member

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    Thanks guys, the RSO pointed it out when he walked by and saw all the dinged up casings...
     
  7. gun papa

    gun papa New Member

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    Some AKM dust covers have a rolled edge at the top rear of the ejection port. Replacing the cover will lessen the casing damage.