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Hornady Ammo

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Just wondering if anyone else has had a problem with this ammo. My freind is shooting hornady lever revolution ammo out of her brand new marlin 45-70 and the cases are splitting in the middle about a half inch long and their not heir line cracks their big ones. It's not every shell in the box wich tells me it's a manufacturing problem any input would be nice

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I've been shooting Hornady's in my .223 for the past 3 years. Haven't had a problem yet.

I was splitting cases in the Black Hills Ammo though.

Edit:

I found it was 2 rounds of factory Hornady ammo out of 100 that split the cases. It wasn't the Black Hills.

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I would get on the line and tell Hornady right away, that is a very dangerous situation, that could kill your buddy, stop shooting right away. MAke sure you give tham all the info they need, most likely they will need the lot number. Also try a different brand instead of hornady to see if its the gun, but most likely its the ammo.

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I would get on the line and tell Hornady right away, that is a very dangerous situation, that could kill your buddy, stop shooting right away. MAke sure you give tham all the info they need, most likely they will need the lot number. Also try a different brand instead of hornady to see if its the gun, but most likely its the ammo.

I agree...

They would want to know about this.

The last time I spoke with there customer service it was top notch.

They used to have a really funny automated type phone system.

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stop shooting and call the company........I was gonna ask if she thoroughly cleaned the barrel and action before she stated shooting, but if it is not splitting every single case, then that wouldn't explain it.

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Yeah she was smart she shot about half a box and had two of them split so she bought diffrent ammo and didn't have a problem. She gave me the rest so I would have the lot# and other info to call them since she was leaving norther mn to texas for work. I shoot their ammo out of my .480 ruger and never had a problem gonna give them a call

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They will fix it and probably be very appreciative of you informing them of this. I have called them for load data and recommendations before.

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If it's excess pressure you should notice some cratering on the primers...Otherwise it is very unusual for cases to split right in the middle of the case unless the cases themselves are in poor condition or have thin spots....It could also be a chamber problem with the rifle itself...have there been any problems at all with other brands of manufactured ammo? if so, It is more than likeley a headspacing or chamber problem in the rifle itself.

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No problems with other ammo, the primers on the case look perfect no cratering and they are still firmly seated in the caseing. I think it was just a defect in the caseings.

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