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bigredn86 09-04-2012 04:31 PM

1911 reloads
I reloaded a few 180 gr. FN cast bullets for my 1911. The OAL is 1.190 and it seems that one out of every 4-6 doesn't feed right.

Any suggestions?

mountainman13 09-04-2012 04:38 PM

Is that minimum Oal ?

bigredn86 09-04-2012 04:42 PM

I'd have to go back and look. I went by what was suggested in the Lyman book.

If it helps any - I have a Springfield 1911. My buddy has an Ruger 1911 and it won't feed at all.

bigredn86 09-04-2012 04:44 PM

As of now I have 6.4 gr of Unique and worried about the pressure if I seat them further.

New to reloading...

mountainman13 09-04-2012 04:45 PM

If they are set at minimum Oal then you have some leeway to pull them out a bit. I assume they are snagging on the flat.

slim325 09-04-2012 04:52 PM

U may need do go longer on oal or your crimp is not proper look at your brass for nicks on the rim of the cases

mountainman13 09-04-2012 04:53 PM

Btw welcome to FTF.

bigredn86 09-04-2012 06:05 PM

Thanks - I'll check them tonight

bigredn86 09-05-2012 10:35 PM

Update. Made some dummy rounds with the OAL 1.190 and actually had a bullet hang up in the barrel, got stuck and when I ejected it, the empty casing came out and the bullet was stuck in the barrel.

The previous ammo I loaded was 1.178.

I previously loaded 230 gr RN lead bullets at 1.270 and never had an issue.

bigredn86 09-05-2012 10:41 PM

I just made more dummies at 1.172 and they don't hang up. My Lyman book does not have minimum OAL.

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