Well it happened to me in 2007 they were brand new out of the box out of a new case and federal told me it was over pressure causing the separation the gun was bought brand new for the start of the season and feds were the only good load available at the time that had any speed for the 10.I never had any problem like that with any of my fed hulls in the reloads i made and since they covered my cost i was happy.
And it could have been 2007 I said around 2009. My memory is not that good . These I am talking about had stress cracks right above the brass and would blow the plastic off especially in cold weather no idea what federal blamed it on but one thing for sure if you have one it would have never made a reload
Plus you bought a few 100 federals 10ga with the remingtons from me if I recall did you not at that time so may be you have using a high percentage of them possibly in the reloads now so would not be seeing it. They would be early 90's vintage and issue free. Just a guess
I have always had a good stash of both in 10ga so never reloaded any more than once with steel shot and all mine are vintage ones, Crazy maybe but that is what I did
There is the issue I am talking about. Split at the brass line followed by blowing apart if used
and I think you were 100% right in your 2010 post
baltz526 wrote:This makes me think it is a new hull issue. I do not think i have any hulls from shells made after 2003 or so. I saved 10ga hulls from 1990 until i started reloading. had about 1200 to work with when i started reloading. 1/3 federals. I shoot a browning gold now, after making all the emptys with a BPS. I use the MM1035 wad not the sam 1. I wonder if it is a wad issue, being to long and rolled up into crimp?
by bubba682 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:52 pm
Its not a wad problem its the hulls we have them coming apart in pumps and semi,s i had factory loads doin it i use sam 1,mm1035 and tungstin wads.Were usin all types of 10's and recipe's imo i think the hulls are too thin but i'm no expert....