Took the 17HMR to the range today. It used to be one of my favorite rifles to shoot but has been neglected for the last several years as newer guns have come into the family. The issue is that I'm getting a lot of split cases and several times empty brass was lodged in the chamber and would not extract. Some of the split cases would eject no problem but others would get stuck and I wasn't paying close attention, but some of the stuck cases might not have been split at all. I don't remember having this problem at all when I used to shoot groundhogs regularly with this gun 5-10 years ago. I do recall taking it out maybe a year or two ago and having some stuck cases. I should also note that the ammo is probably 10 years old but I wouldn't say that it has been kept in any kind of bad conditions (all my other older ammo is fine). Anyone else have issues like this?
BTW I'm shooting a marlin 17VS