OK, stuff happens. Have a fired case, 6.5 CM, in my Savage. Extractor broke and case seized. Case intact just seized in chamber. Have destroyed a cheap sectioned brass rod trying to pound case out at range. Home now and doing a PB blaster and WD 40 "Blue Flame" penetrant dosing regimen. What advice about getting the seized case out?
As last resort can certainly take barrel off, it's a Savage", remove case and reinstall barrel but rather not have to do that.
Open to any suggestions.
Can get parts, tools etc.. at Ace, Home Depot, Lowes etc... when in town or on line at Brownells, Midway, Natchez etc...
I'm certainly not the 1st to have this happen. What the solution.
Post by smokelessk on Jan 27, 2020 21:42:52 GMT -5
Get yourself some Kroil. Pour enough down the barrel to fill the case. Leave it sit for a hour or so. Then use a quality cleaning rod that is designed to be hammered on and tap it out of the chamber. Kroil is amazing stuff. It works for jobs PB blaster won't touch. It's not exactly cheap but the headaches it saves are well worth the expense.
Success! Got case out! Did overnite soak with the WD40 "blue flame" penetrant and some PB Blaster. Applied on case base and stand with muzzle down, then apply in bore and stand with muzzle up. Couple rotations of same overnite and this AM. Got 1/4 inch X 36 inch solid brass rod at local Ace Hdw 9+$. Put it down bore and 2nd smack the case popped right out. Clean up chamber and gun. Back to range. If had some Kroil would have used it but it isn't an item in my cabinet. Roll with what you have! Best to all. Safety 1st, then accuracy. 10
Debriefing of problem!! Had a mass of varied brass that was many times loaded and needing attention. Had them "annealed" by a buddy. Well some came out OK others not so good.
The problem was Norma and Prime cases.
Federal, Winchester, Herters, Hornady, Jag and Nosler brass were no problem. They were annealed and serviced good.
In future will use the Nosler and Prime until unserviceable and then into the recycle bin with the other plumbing and wire, copper and brass stuff.
Lots headstamps to deal with but these are what I have had so far. OH YEAH, I'm a degenerate brass collector at the range. If I cant use or sell it, it's still got value to trade by the lb at the junkyard for lead. OH yeah, I cast boolits too. Brass $1.25 and lead $.50 is a good way to get ahead. 1 pound brass gives 2&1/2 pound of lead. OK, some think I'm a hoarder. A reminder = only 2 kinds of ammo. 1. enough. 2. not enough. If you ever get to part 2 it's not a good outcome. Reflects my opinion and experience. 10
Last Edit: Jan 28, 2020 18:25:27 GMT -5 by 10gaauto: Safety 1st, then accuracy