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You are pretty close to max load. But that is with today's more anemic loading, and "lawyer loads".

So the questions would be how many loads in the case, and where did it split?? Did you look at the primers?? How hot was it outside when you shot the round?? And were the cartridges laying in the sun?? Tom.
 

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Normally a case split at the base is because of a sizing issue, or as you said you have have just sized it too many times. Normally it is a sign of oversizing with a FL sizer. But 15 firings is pretty good. Check the primers on your other shells that did not split. If there is no primer problems showing then you probably do not have pressure problems.

I was checking a 1979 Hornady manual the other day. And their max. load was 11.0 grains higher than the current Hodgdon max load on a 264 Win. mag. with a 140 grain bulet and H4831. I could not believe the difference. It makes you wonder sometimes?? Tom.
 
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