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Old 08-07-2011, 04:31 PM   #11
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quote: "I use the firein pin stop to slow the slide down in its rearward run so if the recoil spring will chamber the round that is enough for me"

I don't understand what you mean. I'm rollin' on the floor about the Carolina girl thing!
 
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:33 PM   #12
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DT...foreroger on the recoil spring kit...You will probably get it runnin and get some good schoolin at the same time.....by the way, last post could be misinterpeted.....I meant a lighter recoil spring might mean the slide would be be easier to rack and maybe if it slips , not get too bad a gash.....get the reloads in spec or go a little under , besure chamber is clean , then try heavier recoil springs

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How do the loads work with the original barrel? A custom barrel may have a slightly different chamber cut.
 
 
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AllyB....look at a modern firein pin stop....You should see a maybe a 3/16 radius , May have that number wrong , no drawings handy , They are all in the shop......JMB put a very slight radius on the early 1911s.....more radius on the firein pin stop makes it easier for the slide to cock the hammer and continue rearward , henceforth less radius makes it harder for the slide to cock the hammer thus slowin the slide down and......maybe JohnTe will see this and explain it better than I can,.....playin guitar and drinkin all weekend , takes awhile to get it goin on Monday

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playin guitar and drinkin all weekend , takes awhile to get it goin on Monday

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Old 08-08-2011, 06:56 AM   #16
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How do the loads work with the original barrel? A custom barrel may have a slightly different chamber cut.
Don't have the factory barrel. Lead 200 SWC feeds and runs just fine with nary a hitch. Same problem on a factory stock Springfield Stainless Trophy Match when the jacketed rounds are used. So, I'm thinking it may be the rounds being just a half a hair too long. Will keep you advised.
 
Old 08-09-2011, 10:08 AM   #17
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In that case, it almost has to be the ammo.

Wild Bill, I get what you're saying there about the radius on FPS. Drinkin n playin'..... I swear you make me laff d**n near every time I read one of your posts.

Oh, I better be careful. I just got banned for 20 days this week on another forum for cursing like that....
 
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10-4 on checking the recoil spring
 
Old 02-13-2014, 05:14 PM   #19
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Check crimp

I have a caspian gun with a Wilson barrel that gave me fits with te same problem. In the end the chamber was so tight I had to crimp more than usual. Even factory loads weren't 100%. Loads that worked in all my other guns weren't 100% in that barrel. After setting up my crimp by chamber checking each round in the actual barrel I got complete reliability and the ammo still shoots fine in everything else. Good for easy 2" groups at 40 yds using 4.6 gr of WSL. Very light target load. I think that powder may be discontinued but I still have a little left in an 8lb keg and a sealed 8lb with a $66 price tag on it. I am using an 18 lb spring. I also switched my sizing die from dillon to a redding. I just kept increasing crimp till it ran 100%. BTW I'm using cast 230rn bullets. Even though the crimp might be considered too tight on paper in actual use it didn't affect accuracy at all. I find a good tight crimp makes all my ammo more reliable. I really like the lee factory crimp dies a lot
 
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Kaboom, that makes sense. The difference in the issues I'm seeing is that yours WOULD run in other guns. It sounds like DTHughes is saying these reloads give him trouble in another gun(That is stock) too. If the gun will feed SWC bullets, then these rounds have to be out of spec so far as I can tell... That and he actually said they're loaded to .02 longer than Speer recommends. Your chamber was tight as gnat booty, but his issue sounds like reloading headaches to me... I agree with you on the LEE stuff. Some folks think they're just cheapo, but I really like mine. 45-70, 9, and 45 all without issue. I have had some 45 that slipped deep into the case after being chambered(From Georgia Arms-I think they were their "Remanufactured rounds)... I would be inclined to agree that using a tighter crimp is fine as long as you get 100% reliability. I will definitely sacrifice accuracy for reliability any day.
 
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