starline Brass cracking

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by tyler600, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. tyler600

    tyler600 New Member

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    I was useing starline 44 special brass in my blackhawk an ran into trouble. I shot six rounds and found that one case had cracked l. I loaded two more rounds and had no problem, the we loaded another six rounds fired all six and found another cracked case. I then loaded a round in the chamber that had a cracked caseing and it turned out fine. Has anyone else had problems with this brass or is it my cylinder? Please help!
     
  2. tyler600

    tyler600 New Member

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    I also forgot to mention that it is brand new brass!
     

  3. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Were they maybe loaded too hot for the combination your were using? I've never heard of that in brand new brass.
     
  4. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Also I wonder if its always happening from the same chamber? I don't know, just spit balling.
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i am using the same brand in 44 Spl. and 44 Mag. so far so good. i don't at the upper range of powder charges, but closer to the middle. but i will look at mine to see if there are any issues with cracking, but i don't think there is.

    was it more than one case? and if so, how many? could be just a fluke.
     
  6. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    How much flare are you using during loading. You could be overworking the brass by excessively flaring it. Flare just enough to allow the bullet base to insert smoothly,
     
  7. mseric

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    Where is the case "cracking" splitting? Right at the case mouth or down the side away from the mouth?

    Generally Starline is good brass, some say the best. I would give them a call and inform them of your "new" brass splitting after one firing.
     
  8. tyler600

    tyler600 New Member

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    Its splitting down the side and we are thinking a chamber issue but we loaded that same chamber to find no problem. These rounds are not hot at all more on the lower end.
     
  9. rockratt

    rockratt Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I use Starline all the time in 45 acp and 44 mag and the only issues have been after several firings and too much powder. I would hold up until I took a look at my procedure and recipe and figured out what is wrong. Most modern handguns can with stand a split case from time to time but I wouldn't keep doing it.
     
  10. tyler600

    tyler600 New Member

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    We had two cases split. Both times I loaded all six chambers. But then I loaded a round in the same chamber that we found the second split case in and the brass held up fine so that's what made me think that its the brass.
     
  11. tyler600

    tyler600 New Member

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    I dont think its the loads been doing it the same way forever and never had problems till this brass
     
  12. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    two cases out of how many bought in that batch?

    i'm inclined to believe it's just a random failure in the cases.
     
  13. tyler600

    tyler600 New Member

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    Two out of five hundred cases bought and fifteen fired yesterday
     
  14. tyler600

    tyler600 New Member

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    That's what I thought but then I put a round in the same chamber that had a split the second time and had no problem
     
  15. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i think you just had a couple of defective cases. just keep an eye on the others and if more of them occur, maybe contact StarLine and see what they have to say.
     
  16. tyler600

    tyler600 New Member

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    Okay thank you very much for the help I appreciate it
     
  17. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Anyone can have bad brass. Sounds like it is totally the fault of the brass. Save all the split cases(I assume you will get more) and then call the manufacturer.
     
  18. mseric

    mseric New Member

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    Yes, as posted earlier, Call Starline!
     
  19. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    I've shot Starline brass for many years in several calibers,44 Magnum,45 Colt,and 458 SOCOM. I have never had any case failures like you have posted,and it is probably just some bad brass that is in that batch.
    I would contact Starline,and they will probably want you to send back the entire box of brass for them to inspect.
     
  20. tyler600

    tyler600 New Member

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    I've shot about fifty mod rounds with no issue