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Very bad bullet setback!

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Peter M. Eick, Apr 27, 2003.

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  1. Peter M. Eick

    Peter M. Eick Member

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    Here is what you do not want to see with your reloads.
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    The top row is factory blazers, one trip from the mag to a bad jam in the base of the barrel in a 1911. The bottom is factory and reloads after two trips from the mag to a bad jam. The ones that actually made it into the barrel were not this bad. These were only the ones that jammed up.

    So, when was the last time you checked some of your reloads after a trip to the chamber????
     
  2. Peter M. Eick

    Peter M. Eick Member

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    Forgot to add that the one in the caliper is unchambered at a slightly long 1.254 COL. Also it is interesting to note that both factory and reloads had the problem. Definately a gun issue.
     
  3. craigz

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    Wow, that gun must be really hammering those rounds into the chamber. I haven't checked the bullet setback for my .45 reloads in years, mainly because I could probably count the number of jams I've had on one hand. What gun is this?
     
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    Hmmmm, let me guess, 10mm in a 1911 style pistol....... Colt`s Delta Elite?
     
  5. stans

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    I have a Colt Delta Elite and it has never had a feed failure. In fact, it is the only semi-auto pistol I own that will feed a full magazine of empties from all three factory mags! The 10mm, due to its length and diameter, is usually extremely reliable in the 1911 platform.
     
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