1911 reloads

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by bigredn86, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. bigredn86

    bigredn86 New Member

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    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?
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Is that minimum Oal ?
     

  3. bigredn86

    bigredn86 New Member

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    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.
     
  4. bigredn86

    bigredn86 New Member

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

    New to reloading...
     
  5. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    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.
     
  6. slim325

    slim325 New Member

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    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
     
  7. mountainman13

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  8. bigredn86

    bigredn86 New Member

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    Thanks - I'll check them tonight
     
  9. bigredn86

    bigredn86 New Member

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    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.
     
  10. bigredn86

    bigredn86 New Member

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    I just made more dummies at 1.172 and they don't hang up. My Lyman book does not have minimum OAL.
     
  11. bigredn86

    bigredn86 New Member

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    Also did some at 1.205 and no hang ups with the dummy rounds.