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TGReaper 02-21-2011 07:18 PM

Feed Ramps.
I am going to have to revise my thinking when it comes to how .45s feed from mag.,to chamber.
I have always polished my feed ramps because I thought that the cartridge left the mag.,slid up the ramp and into the chamber.
This does not appear to be true,at least not in the case of my Colt. It appears that it is more of a ricochet off the ramp and into the chamber. It also appears that they do not always hit in the same place on the ramp.
I would have been some concerned when I looked at this accept for the fact that this pistol is 100 % reliable,I can not recall the last time the gun had a FTF.
I shot a match yesterday and noticed this when I was cleaning this am. Bullseye powder is kind if dirty,good for tracking.
Some pics.,to illustrate.


This is what it was eating:

Clean and ready for the next time:

JonM 02-21-2011 07:55 PM

Not sure how old yours is but colt redesigned their ramps. Polishing a colt ramp or throating it actually has a negative effect on reliability. Both of my colts will cycle everything from empty fired cases to fmj and everything in between.

Iif a gun any gun is not having feed issues it is a very bad idea to polish or change anything related to the throat and ramp.

TGReaper 02-22-2011 12:30 AM

Mine must be old enough, both my 45s are Colts and are totally reliable and have been polished for over 20 years.

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