Something wrong with my .40 baby eagle?
Took it out of the safe for the first time in a couple of years to go shooting. I was using Winchester white box as always and started to notice a problem. Some of my shell casings were getting slightly crushed and torn where the bullet seats. This is happening upon ejection afetr being fired of course. Not sure whats going on here, but would like to fix the problem if I can. The gun throws shells at about 3 to 4 o'clock, and throws them really damned far as always.
Stop shooting .40 ammo in your .45. Just kidding.
I had a similar issue with a rifle a few years ago. About half of the ejected casings were ripped at the collar. Scared me enough that I stopped shooting until a few 'smiths had a look at it. Turns out the ammo I was using (Remington, but old) was the culprit. I bought all fresh stuff and haven't had anymore problems. I have no idea how old your rounds are, but you may try troubleshooting with something recently purchased or another lot of the same brand. If it's not the ammo, it may be a more serious breach problem requiring machining. Good luck.
Thanks. I'll write it off to bad ammo maybe. I need to go buy a box of Federal or Remington to try out.