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Bad or OK?

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I was just at the Range with my Mosin 91/59, was shooting some com bloc surplus ammo. I noticed the brass (about 5 of 15) had a crack or two down the neck all the way down to where the case expands, there was also a little chip missing right off of the front of the shells. I have shot mabey 5 shots out of this rifle before this, with that green steel cased stuff and it didn't crack those. Is there a problem with this rifle, or is it just the ammo? Is it unsafe to shoot like this? I would rather not blow myself up.
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Sounds like cheaply produced foriegn steel cased ammo to me. Probably made during war time for troops who were expected to get a shot off before dropping to their deaths at Stalingrad...

My advice would be to buy some Sellier and Bellot ammo, if you have the same problems with it, then you need to have the chamber of your rifle examined by a gunsmith, and the headspaced checked.
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