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Old 09-30-2010, 11:45 AM
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Default Mosin split cases

yesterday I took out my mosin and fireds it for the first time. I put 40 rounds thru it and it shoot nice even if my sholder does hurt. I did notice that on 2 or three cases were split is this something I should worry about or is it the surplus ammo that I have. just trying to keep it safe. Thanks for your help
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Nothing to worry about. Mosin's are tanks and that is just the nature of shooting milsurp.
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yesterday I took out my mosin and fireds it for the first time. I put 40 rounds thru it and it shoot nice even if my sholder does hurt. I did notice that on 2 or three cases were split is this something I should worry about or is it the surplus ammo that I have. just trying to keep it safe. Thanks for your help
From what I have learned (not a expert/gunsmith) the only reason to worry is if its a split on the back end/primer pocket. I've had neck splits mid case splits of all kinds and havent received any gasses or molten cosmoline to the face.
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surplus ammo does that most times.
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surplus ammo does that most times.
i wouldn't say most times. i've fired thousands of rounds of surplus and never had a split case.

some types of surplus ammo are more prone to splitting. Bulgarian is the one i've heard the most cases of split shells.
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I have had a few split cases when shooting my Mosin. I never had any problems.
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Here is a discussion about it over at 7.62X54r.net

http://7.62x54r.net/Forums/index.php?topic=7732.0
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I had that happen to me last weekend, no issue. I also had one that spit some gas back out at me. That case had some corrosion near the rim and had a minor blow out in that spot. Reminded me to Always check cartridges before firing!
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Nothing to worry about. Mosin's are tanks and that is just the nature of shooting milsurp.
+1. The action of a Mosin is one of the safest out there. If I HAD to experience a major kaboom, I'd choose a Mosin to do it.
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Its happened with some really old russian surplus i had. Also some Albanian
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i wouldn't say most times. i've fired thousands of rounds of surplus and never had a split case.

some types of surplus ammo are more prone to splitting. Bulgarian is the one i've heard the most cases of split shells.
what surplus are you shooting? i have several thousand rounds of the the ones that fac sold years ago. i would say 5 out of 10 will crack or split along the neck. in fact if i look at the before shooting them, i can tell what ones are going to split.
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+1. The action of a Mosin is one of the safest out there. If I HAD to experience a major kaboom, I'd choose a Mosin to do it.
Even though I'm a Mosin fan, I have to disagree. While very strong, the Mosin lacks two critical safety features. A vent in the barrel shank for blown heads (like an Arisaka, among others), and a vent in the bolt head for blown primers (like an Enfield, among others).
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what surplus are you shooting? i have several thousand rounds of the the ones that fac sold years ago. i would say 5 out of 10 will crack or split along the neck. in fact if i look at the before shooting them, i can tell what ones are going to split.
i only ever use Soviet and Yugoslavian. never had a problem
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I've had a couple of split cases with Russian ammo . . . they were split at the tip of the neck. I feel this is not a problematic situation that's where to propulsion belongs.

I would be concerned if your cases are split in the body and rear. . . be sure your headspace is correct. If you have excessive headspace, rear case splits can be problematic and unsafe.
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On anyother rifle it would be a Oh SIHT...


On a MN.....


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+1. The action of a Mosin is one of the safest out there. If I HAD to experience a major kaboom, I'd choose a Mosin to do it.
+1, had an Enfield go kaboom before. It ejects hot gas out the side ports and back, then throws the firing pin (and therefore, the cocking knob) back into your thumb.
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