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Old 08-28-2010, 04:49 AM
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Jim Hoag's Reliability Package




A few weeks back, I dropped off Kimber Custom II at Jim Hoag (Hoag Gun Works) for a reliability package. I had a really rough break in and have had occasional (not obscene, but definitely more than what I was happy with) FTF/FTEs after the break in.

According to Jim, I had these problems:

* No extractor tension
* Barrel overhanging feedramp
* Breechface was not straight

Here are some pictures of what he did.







I haven't shot the gun yet but really looking forward to! I guess I really won't know if the reliability package worked until after a few thousand rounds.
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Old 08-28-2010, 08:22 AM
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Jim Hoag is a talented gunsmith and a gentleman. I'm also a satisfied customer, as well as others that I've referred to Jim. Let us know how the gun shoots.
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Old 08-28-2010, 09:25 AM
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What is Jim's website address?
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Old 08-28-2010, 09:39 AM
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Jim is old school. He doesn't have a website. I can PM you his contact details if you like.
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:12 AM
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Yep, a throat lip overhanging the feed ramp will definitely cause slight feed problems!!!( Please take note of dripping understatement) The bottom of the lip should be exactly 1/32nd. of an inch from the top of the feedramp and the transition at the top of the feedramp should be blended in, not sharp.
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:01 AM
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Jim Hoag is a talented gunsmith and a gentleman. I'm also a satisfied customer, as well as others that I've referred to Jim. Let us know how the gun shoots.
A week back or so, I put 200-250 rounds without any issues. That's not really conclusive (of the reliability package working) as I used to get a few malfunctions every 250 rounds or so. However, it's definitely a good start!

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What is Jim's website address?
http://www.yelp.com/biz/hoag-gun-works-canoga-park

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Yep, a throat lip overhanging the feed ramp will definitely cause slight feed problems!!!( Please take note of dripping understatement) The bottom of the lip should be exactly 1/32nd. of an inch from the top of the feedramp and the transition at the top of the feedramp should be blended in, not sharp.
Honestly, I didn't even know what throat overhanging feed ramp was until he mentioned it and I Google'd it after I got home.
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:13 AM
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Glad to hear that it's off to a good start since Jim worked on it.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:59 PM
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Jim built me a masterclass in 82 worth every penny
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:03 PM
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