OK, I am working on a new 280 and bought new Rem brass.
After 3 rounds of reloading some cases are showing signs of fatigue/stretching/actual splitting about 1 in up from base.
I have not seen any other pressure signs - however I have had 100% cratered looking primers with every load I have shot in this Rem700 so far, but it looks the same on light loads and factory loads so I think that crater look is not suggesting High pressure?
Could it simply be bad brass? Is the new brass being blended to much to cause it to not last as long?
I would appreciate your thoughts....
I am full length resizing ea time also, dbl checked die settings and all seems Okee Dokee there.