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Finally read the FAQs

Finally read the FAQs (3/11)

  1. Are there any full size 1911's (.45) that come with ramped bushing barrels? I know ramped barrels are common in 9mm, 38 Super, and .40. I don't see many in .45.
  2. Dawson mags have the Springfield style feed ramp that stop a lot of the nose dive issues on full mags. IMO, they are the key to a great running 9mm single stack.
  3. I remember some were getting 18 + 1 shooting Para's in .45. Bullet cost would be the biggest negative in my opinion. Extra capacity with .40 is nice but you can still be competitive using a ,45 in Limited.
  4. Anybody make a brass or stainless magwell for the Elite Limited guns? Would be nice to add a little weight.
  5. I tried it under a 124gr Precision Delta in a Trubor with two .140" popple holes. I could not make major reliably. I did make major with 12.5 gr 2400. 2400 is low pressure and fairly clean. Very impressive fireball.
  6. It seems something is "binding" at the end of the primer slide's motion. Check to see if the "arm" is running parallel to the priming slide track from start to finish. The arm can get turned a little on the priming magazine housing and cause problems. I set the arm depth when it is vertical, slide down to contact press and just move it up a little for clearance. I can't tell from the video if you are using the old style slide with the rubber tubing or the new style with the brass bushing on the slide. If using tubing, that may need to be replaced. Is the bushing or primer seating stem/punch under the slide causing any drag or clearance issues with the bottom of the slide?
  7. Just to give you some rough numbers... .40 brass $25/1000 Primers $25/1000 Bullets $90/1000 Powder $15/1000 Total= $155/1000 rounds if you reload. The prices vary depending on how you source the components. It's not hard to find free .40 brass. You also get more than one loading from the brass. Powder can be under $10/1000 if you buy enough of it. Bullets are where the money is. Some coated bullets in bulk can be had for $80-85/1000, maybe cheaper. Zero jhp's will be $125/1000. Aside from the savings in reloading, you can use faster burning/softer feeling powders for your loads. Typically the faster burning, higher pressure powders will feel softer in .40 and may not be found in factory offerings. A lot depends on your budget and how much you are going to shoot.
  8. Is this a new problem? My 1050 always needed a small washer shim between the primer slide stop and the press to allow the slide to go back enough to pick up a primer. I loaded for several years like this. Last year, I ordered the new primer slide that has the brass bushing that replaced the rubber tubing on the slide and a new slide stop. Now my press picks up primers without needing a shim. Check your primer magazine/tube tip to make sure it is not damaged or bent. I replace the blue magazine tips if there is any question of damage to them.
  9. Use an extended firing pin in your 2011 and light strikes should not be an issue. Also, small rifle primers are widely used for major loads in open and limited. The harder cup greatly reduces flattening and primer smear. A long firing pin, 17lb main spring and small rifle primers is the combo I've used for years with zero light strikes or pressure issues.
  10. Lately I've been running for 15 min before leaving for a match. Enough to get a good sweat going but not over doing it. Seems to help.
  11. My 40 extractors have a 40 stamped on them.
  12. Check your extractor tension. Slide brass up breach face under extractor and there should be enough tension to hold the round in place. Try several different pieces of brass from diff. manufacturers. One of my Limited Elites in .40 works fine with an unaltered extractor, but my primary gun has to have the extractor fitted. I have to remove a little material from the pad behind the extractor hook to allow the extractor to travel in more. I have not seen a need to use an extra power spring. These extractors work very much like an Aftec when they are fitted right.
  13. From The Outlaw Josey Wales after Josey shoots uncle Leo: "I wish we had time to bury them fellas." "The hell with them fellas. Buzzards gotta eat, same as the worms."
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