That straight up the side fracture is typically from the high hoop stress from high pressure or brass that is a bit hard. If it was new manufacture Remington, maybe they are tweeking their process to get back into production.
When competing in the "Seel Chicken Game", I had some match prepped brass for my 44mag that I reloaded 10+ times (fired in a10.5" bbl Ruger SA) before they would start splitting from the mouth toward the head. This was back in the 70s when I first began reloading in earnest, and I hadn't started annealing by then (but, I do now).
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