Cast bullets in a 1911 - ODI Viking Combat


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Blade&Bullet94
August 12, 2012, 03:15 PM
so a buddy of mine got a ODI Viking combat double action converted 1911, and it runs fmjs without a hitch, but when he bought some all lead handloads (they were half the price at the shop) every single one jams. the edge of the barrel, i suppose you would say the feed ramp, bites into the lead. is there any way to remedy this? id like to be able to handload for him, but as it stands he cant use all lead rounds, we havent tried hollow points.

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Vern Humphrey
August 12, 2012, 05:05 PM
First of all, feel the mouths of the case. I will bet you find a slight flare there -- in the loading procedure, the mouth of the case is flared, and after the bullet is seated the cartridge should be run through a taper crimp die to smooth out the flare.

rcmodel
August 12, 2012, 05:12 PM
Is the sharp edge of the barrel feed ramp overhanging the feed ramp in the frame?

If it is, it shouldn't be.

See this link:
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=185506

rc

WardenWolf
August 12, 2012, 08:11 PM
First, NEVER shoot someone else's handloads. Period. You're risking too much just to save a buck. Second, the shop probably does not have a license to manufacture ammunition, and thus selling those handloads is illegal. Try some known-good ammo and see what happens.

Blade&Bullet94
August 12, 2012, 11:45 PM
the handloader is a liscensed loader, or something, Loan wolf Handloads. and its not the case that its hanging up on, its the nose, its catching on the edge of the feed ramp of the barrel and cutting into the lead. as i said before, factory ball ammo runs fine. these are semi wad cutters. id try to get some picks but i dont have the gun with me, nor a means to transfer pictures from my camera to my tower.

TennJed
August 13, 2012, 12:07 AM
First, NEVER shoot someone else's handloads. Period. You're risking too much just to save a buck. Second, the shop probably does not have a license to manufacture ammunition, and thus selling those handloads is illegal. Try some known-good ammo and see what happens.
I assume it is not the shop owner doing the handloading. A few shops around here sell third party licensed "remanufactored" ammp

Blade&Bullet94
August 13, 2012, 03:56 PM
they buy liscensed handloaded ammo while at gunshows to bolster their stocks, mostly of cowboy cartridges.

Skylerbone
August 13, 2012, 06:57 PM
Sounds like post #3 is your friend's problem and I don't envy him. What happens next will depend on careful measurement and a discussion with the manufacturer. Perhaps by Viking Combat they meant this model to be used as a club.

A reference pic, note what rcmodel was describing, frame ramp, slight gap, barrel ramp.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=163140&d=1335047857

WC145
August 15, 2012, 07:02 AM
I've owned a couple of ODI Vikings and the only ammo they'd feed reliably was FMJ. They weren't really made with LSWCs in mind.

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