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As noted, the .308 broken shell extractor is a pocket-sized tool designed to aid in the removal of broken or ruptured cases from the chambers of firearms. This particular tool, which has been manufactured from stainless steel and finished with a black rust-resistant coating, measures approximately 3 1/2 inches and is designed specifically for those firearms chambered in .308 Winchester/7.62x51mm NATO. Interestingly enough, the tool can be reversed and used with firearms chambered for the .30-06 Springfield cartridge as well. This versatile tool is a must-have for your range bag or field pack.
Curious as to how a broken shell extractor works? Typically, cases that get lodged in the chamber of a firearm have their base or rim torn off by the extractor of the firearm, leaving only a thin brass tube that is difficult to remove. By loading the broken shell extractor into the chamber, the arms of the broken shell extractor latch onto the case and provide a makeshift rim, which provides for the removal of both the broken shell extractor and the broken case.
As noted, the .308 broken shell extractor is a must-have for any avid outdoorsmen. Throw in the fact that the design is based on an original USGI part and you have got something that is practically begging for a purchase. Grab your .308 broken shell extractor today for only $9.95.
|Gun Model||FN/FAL (Metric), HK 91, HK G3, M14 Rifle, M1A Rifle|
|Manufacture Status||Reproduction Item|
|Returns Accepted||Yes - Must Not Be Modified Or Visibly Used|
It is better have one of these and never use it than to not have one and NEED it. Fit and quality are good for the money.
The ones that I'm used to have a rimmed head and can be extracted using the bolt. This one will require a rigid cleaning rod to tap it back out. It will work well from the look though.
You may make it through life never needing one of these life saving little tools, but the day you tear off a case head, you will be wishing you would have grabbed one! I haven't had to use one in 308 yet, but I'm due any day I suppose.
I have owned these in various military caliber (308, 7.62x54R, 223, etc) and had carried them for years never needing one.
Never gave them much though in their little pouch I keep them in buried in the bottom of my range bag.
UNTIL..... that day came when I broke my first case neck off in my 50BMG and in the middle of a tournament had to run to the next range to borrow the 50bmg version to get that case neck out.
Then again didn't think about these until last weekend when I blew a Mil-surp shell apart in my PSL.
Dug the trusty ol Broken Shell Extractor out of the bottom of my range bag and walla, popped that broken shell case right out in a matter of seconds.
I'll not think so little of them again.
This is one of those tools you don't need very often but when you need it nothing else will do!
I recommend you buy one for every caliber you shoot mil-surp ammo in and keep them in your range bag at all times!
Well worth it then you need it.
Every shooter needs to have one of these for every caliber, especially if you a using surplus or suspect ammo. This is the only way to safely remove a broken case without damaging your expensive new toy. As usual, KS has these priced right.
This is a must have if your are shooting steel cased ammo. Steel is more brittle and more breakage prone. I have never had a problem with brass ammo but I have seen steel cases get good and stuck.
I like to have one of these for every rifle I own. I haven't found any better than those from KeepShooting.
looked brand new, hope i never have to use it!!!