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Posted: 4/12/2006 6:16:12 PM EST
So my Springy likes it rough. I unload it every now and again for when I don't carry it and for when I practice trigger control so I usually rotate the rounds in the mag. Unfortunately I got lazy and haven't done it in a few weeks. I did it tonight and examined the round that was in the chamber compared to a couple others from the mag and it looks like the bullet is set back about a milimeter(no calipers.) Should I toss the round or is it safe to fire? It's .45acp.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 2:05:08 AM EST
Usally the rounds should get longer and not shoter from loading the same round over and over.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 3:58:08 AM EST
No, that can happen often when the SAME round is slammed into battery over & over.

#1 DO NOT FIRE any bullet that has that has since been squashed down into the casing. The presure can be raised dramatically causing a dangerous situation for you and/or the gun.

#2 Don't rack the same freaking bullet over & over (esp if you are doing this 3-99 times daily). Instead clear, screw around, and rack a fresh one. After a certain time the ammo should be cycled downrange & replaced anyway.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 11:14:04 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 12:53:34 PM EST
sounds like he's thinking of case stretch for re-loading, not chambering.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 7:42:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By SGB:

Originally Posted By Gregory_K:
Usally the rounds should get longer and not shoter from loading the same round over and over.

never seen that.

I think he is talking about just putting one in the chamber,and letting the slide hammer it home(maybe he has an external extractor)then the bullet could move forward!!

I'm sure someone will come along and tell him why he should not do this!

Link Posted: 4/13/2006 9:51:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/13/2006 9:56:51 PM EST by Gregory_K]
laws of mass and motion.. it can happen. How many times you would have to do it. My guess you would loose the ammo before it happens.

What I am refering to is load a mag with one round from slide lock let the slide fly home. repete , repete....repete.

theroy would work the same as an Impact Bullet Puller.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 12:45:23 AM EST
Have never seen a bullet start to move forward.

Have seen many bullets pushed back into the case due to repeated chambering.

A reduced OAL will cause pressure to increase to dangerous levels.

If it looks wrong, discard it.

Link Posted: 4/14/2006 12:48:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/14/2006 12:49:03 AM EST by Mr45auto]
The bullet will be pushed back, not the other way around. It is bumped against the feedramp on it's way in.

I wouldnt worry about it too much with a standard pressure round (45acp only)but it may be an issue with +P stuff. If you have one that is showing signs of setback I'd just remove it from the carry ammo and shoot it on your next trip out. Dont allow it to become a problem.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 1:04:11 PM EST
Thanks for the responses. I'm usually good about cycling through my ammo I just got lazy. I need to buy some new hollowpoints anyway.
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