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Old 12-18-2012, 04:32 PM   #11
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Why do you keep re-chambering? I always have a round in the chamber unless I go to the range to shoot.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:40 PM   #12
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Why do you keep re-chambering? I always have a round in the chamber unless I go to the range to shoot.
For me, I don't have enough money to take regular range trips, and I clean my gun semi regularly, fired or not. I may thoroughly clean 7-10 times between range trips. My last range trip before Sunday was almost two months ago. I clean thoroughly for a couple reasons: 1. Nothing better to do if I can't shoot it, weapons familiarity, a Marine habit. And 2. Never has a weapon been destroyed by cleaning. A bullet every now and then is a small price to pay for knowing your gun intimately.

I also disassemble at least once a week at a minimum for a wipe down and relube, mostly to check for rust (familiar with Louisiana humidity?). I've had to clean rust off several times already, even though it's always well lubricated.
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JonM What part of my post made you think I was worried about set back. I all ready s l o w l y rack the slide. except at the range. I just done find a need to unload other than when cleaning .
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Why would you need to Chamber more than once. My guns are always loaded and ready to either go plinking or BG bagging. No need to rechamber. Seems odd to me.
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I usually re-chamber a round once. After that I use a magic marker on the base of it and put down in the mag. Once it resurfaces it means the whole mag has been rechambered and that mags gets used on the next range trip. Seems to work for me.
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from everybody's responses it doesn't seem like it's a good idea to keep re-chambering. is there at least a safe number of times i can keep doing it to a round or is it pretty much like playing with fire if i do?
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from everybody's responses it doesn't seem like it's a good idea to keep re-chambering. is there at least a safe number of times i can keep doing it to a round or is it pretty much like playing with fire if i do?
Setback tends to happen at it's greatest after the first rechamber. I suggest doing like I and others have done, compare the round side by side with a factory new round.

One good method is to stand the rechambered round up on it's base, in between two other factory new rounds (one on either side), and lay a ruler or some other straight edge across the top of all three. If the rechambered round touches the straight edge, I would consider it unquestionably safe. If it doesn't touch, use your discretion.
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Setback tends to happen at it's greatest after the first rechamber. I suggest doing like I and others have done, compare the round side by side with a factory new round.

One good method is to stand the rechambered round up on it's base, in between two other factory new rounds (one on either side), and lay a ruler or some other straight edge across the top of all three. If the rechambered round touches the straight edge, I would consider it unquestionably safe. If it doesn't touch, use your discretion.
does the setback happen only on the bullet or can it also occur on the primer?
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JonM What part of my post made you think I was worried about set back. I all ready s l o w l y rack the slide. except at the range. I just done find a need to unload other than when cleaning .
sorry i musta misread it. i do that from time to time and normally catch it and re-edit
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does the setback happen only on the bullet or can it also occur on the primer?
Your primer should never really be affected by anything but a firing pin...
If your primer is bulged or recessed quite noticeably I think I would first experiment to see if I could reproduce that effect (that's just me, it may not be safe I reckon), or I would call the manufacturer.
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