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Relentless pursuit

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cartridge has a flat side after fired and ejected?
« on: July 23, 2012, 10:14:05 PM »
hey i have a 1956 winchester 308 model 88 lever action, after firing and ejcting the cartridge the casings neck has a small flattened area on on side. any ideas on what is causing this?

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Re: cartridge has a flat side after fired and ejected?
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2012, 10:26:07 PM »
It is from ejecting just pulling the shell to one side making the flat spot.  No worries about reloading them either they will buff right out. 

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Re: cartridge has a flat side after fired and ejected?
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2012, 10:33:23 PM »
It is from ejecting just pulling the shell to one side making the flat spot.  No worries about reloading them either they will buff right out.
Thats correct you wont even notice it after resizing
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Re: cartridge has a flat side after fired and ejected?
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2012, 10:42:24 PM »
thats kinda what i figured but its my first lever action so i figured id ask, any suggestions on a 200 yard elk load?

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Re: cartridge has a flat side after fired and ejected?
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2012, 11:07:29 PM »
I believe that gun has a 1 in 12 twist rate so your probably maxed out for bullet weight at about 180gr witch I do not have much experience with  in a .308, I shoot 168gr hunting VLD with 44gr of varget in a bolt action , BUT I MUST CAUTION YOU YOU MUST CRIMP YOUR ROUNDS IN A LEVER ACTION RIFLE
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Re: cartridge has a flat side after fired and ejected?
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2012, 11:16:30 AM »
I believe that gun has a 1 in 12 twist rate so your probably maxed out for bullet weight at about 180gr witch I do not have much experience with  in a .308, I shoot 168gr hunting VLD with 44gr of varget in a bolt action , BUT I MUST CAUTION YOU YOU MUST CRIMP YOUR ROUNDS IN A LEVER ACTION RIFLE

The 88 Winchester has a box mag, crimping is not necessay!

200gr. square base bullets will stabilize in a 1 in 12 twist just fine.

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Re: cartridge has a flat side after fired and ejected?
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2012, 03:02:09 PM »
The 88 Winchester has a box mag, crimping is not necessay!

200gr. square base bullets will stabilize in a 1 in 12 twist just fine.
sorry you are correct about the box mag and since its only a .308 you probably don't need to crimp
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