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Ramp and Throat Job

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by 1911Tuner, Feb 25, 2006.

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  1. cuba

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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
     
  2. smores

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    I just double-checked, Kuhnausen recommends 1/32" (.030").

    1/8" seems like a bit far...
     
  3. rcmodel

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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.

    rc
     
  4. SWG

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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.
     
  5. jblackfish

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    Your example from post #4:
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    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:
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    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."
     
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