I recently acquired a 30-06 and a good friend very kindly gave me some 'SAKO Once Fired Cases' to help me on my way.
I put them all in the tumbler to get a good shine to make inspection easier.
Well, of the 122 I was given, ten had cracks from the mouth to the shoulder, seven more had cracks in the neck between the shoulder and the mouth and one had multi cracks almost the whole length of the case body.
Sako is, normally, good brass and I cannot see these faults having been there before the cartridge was fired, so here is my question.
Do the faults I found indicate a problem with the chamber of the rifle used to fire them in the first instance.
Has anybody else had this experience with SAKO brass, particularly in 30-06?
I have had Winchester cartridges with small/short hairline cracks in the case on new ammunition, just a small split from the mouth in most cases and hasn't affected the shot. It just meant the case was not fit for reloading.