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Old December 27, 2009, 10:48 PM   #51
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what I've always been told is that there should be at least 1/8" between the ramp and the barrel to feed correctly
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Old March 28, 2010, 03:08 PM   #52
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I just double-checked, Kuhnausen recommends 1/32" (.030").

1/8" seems like a bit far...
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Old March 28, 2010, 03:12 PM   #53
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1/8" is very excessive.
Don't even think about it!
1/32" is about right.

Just so you can run your fingernail over it without catching at full link-down.

Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
Or all your primers in a glass jar!
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Old May 12, 2010, 10:58 PM   #54
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Ramp And Throat

In 1996 I had Jim Hoag in Canoga Park Ca.do his magic on a then new Colt Series 80 Enhanced Gov. When it went in would not feed ball. It worked good after that, with hard ball. Not hollow points, not even Win.Silvertips.
I bought Wilson mags because everyone said they were great! Didn't work.
Well long story short, the only thing that really made it dependable was a Check-Mate mag. 8 round extended hybrid mag. feeds everything smooth!
Samething with a new Kimber Ultra Raptor only the 7 rd. mag.
And yes the ramps were polished to remove tool marks that the factory didn't have the time to do.
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Old December 8, 2011, 09:52 AM   #55
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Your example from post #4:

I know this is an old thread but I thought it interesting that one of the 9 failures that I had in my new Baer looks identical to the one you posted above - mine:

I sent the gun back to Baer for some "tuning" - I think it may need some work done in that ramp area and I don't do that. We'll see what the Baer folks think. 9 failures fairly evenly spread across 900+ rounds is too many to call "good."
What goes around comes around.
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