question/ problem with new 1911

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by QuietMike, Oct 21, 2021.

  1. South Prairie Jim

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    Despite popular belief, Gages are not perfect and no guarantee that my reload will match the new chamber. (Shop tolerance chart attached)
    I would compare the radial dimensions a factory round to a reloaded round. Maybe the older brass has been shot in an overspec chamber ( maybe range pick up brass) and just developed memory that the dies cannot overcome.
     

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  2. LiveLife

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    OK, OP can test the barrel with factory rounds.

    If factory rounds do not fully chamber in the barrel, a call to customer service is required.
     
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  3. Skylerbone

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    Tough call. Factory ammo works, reloads do not, and what does every owner’s manual tell us will void the factory warranty? I can agree the chamber is cut close to minimum dimensions, which aids in accuracy, and if it were mine I’d prefer to load my own.

    I’ve cleaned up a few chambers that were rough but do not recommend anyone else jump in without some experience and a means of measuring.

    No insult intended or implied, because we aren’t acquainted and I’m not familiar with your reloading techniques; are you positive your dies are set correctly and/or might you be willing to try another die for resizing to keep the chamber near match dimensions? https://www.amazon.com/Lee-Precision-Reloading-Undersize-Sizing/dp/B00MO4SKE8
     
  4. LiveLife

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    No, I do not believe OP tried factory ammunition and why several members suggested trying factory ammunition, including me.

    My previous post was in response to South Prairie Jim who posted that cage gauges are "not perfect" and I took that as resized brass passing SAAMI maximum gauge but not passing SAAMI minimum barrel chamber so to test the barrel with factory round.

    If factory round do not pass the barrel, then a call to customer service is necessary to enlarge the chamber.

    But we haven't heard back from the OP whether factory round has been tested in the barrel so we wait.
     
  5. Skylerbone

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    Correct, I should have made it clearer in my post with “If”. I too suggested trying factory ammo. Thank you, LL, apologies for my confusing post.
     
  6. Jack Ryan

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    Are you using a lee factory crimp die?
     
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