Need advice on .45 Cal

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by Tommycourt, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. Tommycourt

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    I shot 6 rounds today of .45 in my Ruger commander and checked the ejected rounds. I noticed that at the mouth of the casing, there is an indentation as if the round was stepped on. It also had some scuffing or scratch marks on it. Can anyone give me a clue on what is causing this. I am using 4.5 gr. of Bullseye, large pistol Winchester primers, Berry plated bullets (.452) and a COAL of 1.250. The rounds are very lightly crimped. Any help will be appreciated.
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  2. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    I don't have a clue; according to several women in my life, I never did. But anyway, does this show up with factory ammo? I ask because that seems like a light load, and 1911s don't necessarily like light loads.
     

  3. Tommycourt

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    These are not really light loads. The recoil is similar to Remington 230gr. round nose. I am wondering, since some were reloads, 1 was an aluminum round and 1 was a factory Remington rournd. I didn't find the alum. round but one of the rounds was a reload. I am wondering if the brass is just getting to the point where is is weakened from too many reloads. Could the ejector be possibly "jerking" the round out of the chamber? Right now I am at a loss of what it is. Anything or ideas would help give me some sort of clue.
    Tommy
     
  4. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I would shoot 2 0r 3 different factory rounds and see if they do the same.

    Off top a my head , it does sound more like an extraction ,ejection issue.



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  5. jeeper1

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    Is it hitting the ejection port?
     
  6. Tommycourt

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    I am thinking you guys might be right. It may be hitting the ejector port as the casing comes out. I am going to try some more factory rounds and see what happens. I just noticed it today and am thinking that even though my overall COAL is correct, the ejector may be a little out of sync and the round is catching as it ejects. I have only had a chance to put about 300 rounds through this pistol so maybe it needs to have more rounds put through it, say 1K for example. I don't think it can hurt anything although I don't want to take any chances. Do you guys think it would be worth it to shoot some more rounds first and if it continues to call Ruger? BTW I do notice that when at the range the rounds at times will eject sporadically if that is any indication. However they are thrown about 5 feet away when ejected. Only 1 has come back to my facial area.
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    Last edited: Mar 24, 2015
  7. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    If it happens, on all ammo, i would call Ruger.

    damaged brass aint normal.



    jim