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    Removing a broken cartridge neck

    From my 303 ?
    Case neck separation
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    30 cal SS brush...push it in through the chamber...but only half way...then pull back...see if that will break it free.

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    put a drop of Kroil at the piece of brass and let it sit. sometimes that will loosen up any carbon that is holding it.

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    Maybe try an 8mm (.323) bore brush. That's what I normally clean with, I always thought the .30 brushes were too small. If that doesn't work, check the surplus and maybe Brownells for a broken shell extractor. The Russians used to issue them with Mosin-Nagant rifles.
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    i recently had that happen with a 222 remington.l i sprayed a little penetrating oil in chamber and then put a wire brush half way the neck from the chamber and seperated neck came right out. i was very happy !!!
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    The bore brush trick is a good one.

    I usually have a separated case extractor for each of my milsurp chamberings.

    *knock on wood* - haven't had to use one....yet.
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    Bore brush worked well for 300 Savage casings that split about an inch up from the head.
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    I just got a set of dental picks made of brass, they would work perfectly for this situation. Made by Hoppe's I think, look for them on the web.
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    If all else fails crank a fine thread tap into the case neck. Not too tight as to further wedge it into the throat. Knock it out with a non marring rod from the muzzle.

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    Thanks guys , will give it a try this am.
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