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Old 07-05-2010, 12:11 PM
T1gger T1gger is offline
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To those that can shoot HPs through their GI




What ammo are you using? I tried some Golden Sabers but it was a big no go. What are you running through yours?
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Old 07-05-2010, 12:26 PM
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Old 07-05-2010, 12:53 PM
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When I broke in my GI's and Mil-Specs, I used 750 rounds of PMC ball ammo, followed by 250 rounds of PMC Starfire 230gr JHP. The design of the Starfire HP is such that it looks and feels like a ball round. I found also I didn't have much problem with other rounds of HP with the exception of CCI's flying ashtrays, incidentally enough, with my GI Champion lightweight, the flying ashtrays worked flawlessly, possible because of the fully supported ramped bbl.

Of course those are springfields: This past weekend I took my RIA GI out along with my new tacticals and Commander model out and they functioned flawlessly with all sorts of ammo, ball and HP until I started using two Promag mags I had around for testing.
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Old 07-05-2010, 01:05 PM
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Shoot about 350 rounds of FMJ then try the HPs again.
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Old 07-05-2010, 02:12 PM
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Winchester silvertips and the PDX bonded. Worked like a champ.
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Old 07-05-2010, 02:38 PM
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Federal Tactical 230gr +P (LE45T1). A little hard to come by, but they work great. Again try "breaking in" your pistol with a few hundred rounds of JHP before trying the JHPs again. Also a liberal coating of CLP or another quality lubricant during the break in doesn't hurt either.
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Old 07-05-2010, 02:45 PM
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Yeah, I always make sure all of my guns are lubed up with CLP and then some gun grease on the rails.
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Old 07-05-2010, 03:15 PM
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My RIA Tactical never had any problems with HP's from the
get go. I use Hornady's XTP's and Remington Golden Saber's
all 230 gr. they feed fine!
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Old 07-05-2010, 03:20 PM
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Yeah, if it still doesn't after I run some more FMJs through it, I may pick up some Pow'RBall ammo
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Old 07-05-2010, 03:52 PM
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I use cheepo Winchester White Box HP's from WallyWorld, my Charles Daly EFS eats them up.
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Old 07-05-2010, 04:03 PM
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Didn't think about it until just now, but somebody let me borrow a McCormick and a Wilson mag. The Sabers didn't chamber with the factory mag, and the McCormick mag wouldn't even chamber FMJs. But I just tried the Sabers in the Wilson mag and they worked fine. Guess I need to invest in a few.
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Old 07-05-2010, 06:25 PM
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I put four hundred rounds of jacketed ball ammo through my GI then I started using Hydroshocks and Hornady XTP reloads in the gun...runs like a champ. My tactical ate all of those after I fired a hundred rounds of ball through it.
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:48 PM
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My tactical ate up Federal HST's and Speer Gold dots.
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:53 PM
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My Rocks all got at least 300 rounds of FMJ hardball through them before I tried the HPs. They all feed anything I put in them now. Typically Georgia Arms Reloads 230 gr FMJ and 180 gr HPs.
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:37 AM
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What ammo are you using? I tried some Golden Sabers but it was a big no go. What are you running through yours?
Winchester PDX bonded from the get go with no problems.
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