1911 ammo ~ shell casing issue

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by 69willys, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. 69willys

    69willys New Member

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    Hello just a quick question. When I shoot Winchester target ammo in my springfield champion 45 the shell case becomes indented after the shot any ideas as to why? Its to the point of not being reusable
     
  2. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    This sounds more like an extractor issue rather than the ammo.
     
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  3. 69willys

    69willys New Member

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    Ok thanks. I've liked for damage and all seems well. I did shoot a box of herters target ammo with the steel casings could those lead to issues with the extractor
     
  4. 69willys

    69willys New Member

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    *looked. Sorry dam spell check
     
  5. pagj17

    pagj17 New Member

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    A box of ammo shouldn't have caused the extractor to "go bad".
    Sounds like it may be too tight. Send an email to the CS for them and they'll take care of you.
     
  6. JohnJak

    JohnJak New Member

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    Indented where?
     
  7. 69willys

    69willys New Member

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    On the casing near the crimp where the casing and bullet meet instead of being round it looks more like an oval on one side.. Multiple shots same result
     
  8. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Different ammo has different pressures and affect the action of the slide differently.

    Look at the slide and see if there are marks near the ejection port.
     
  9. 69willys

    69willys New Member

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    There are not any nicks our dings. A little wear on the shell base grip near the action but seems in line with everything else. It only does it with the win ammo. I shot another in it this am and nothing.
     
  10. 69willys

    69willys New Member

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    I also had what I think was to much oil in the action when I was shooting.. Could this lead to the action closing to fast upon ejection
     
  11. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    From my experience no. What kind of lube/oil are you using?
     
  12. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    I'm betting its a GI model without a lowered and flared ejection port. This is normal.

    If it is lowered and flared, its a timing issue, the case mouth is hitting the front of the ejection port prematurely. The extractor needs adjusted.
     
  13. 69willys

    69willys New Member

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    It is a gi model... Thank you
     
  14. Hawg

    Hawg New Member

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    The resizer won't straighten it out?
     
  15. 69willys

    69willys New Member

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    I'm not sure what that, means?
     
  16. Hawg

    Hawg New Member

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    You said they were dented to the point of not being reusable, later you stated they were oval shaped. The resizing die should straighten that back up.
     
  17. 69willys

    69willys New Member

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    Ok I see. No they are able to be reused just the oval is significant enough to where I was worried a) my 45 was malfunctioing b) they'd be unusable with further indentation.