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Old 10-04-2014, 08:22 AM   #1
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Quality Made Cartridges 200gr lead SWC?

Any reports on this ammo? I recently ran across their web site and the prices are very good. Would you recommend shooting a Lead SWC from a Ultra Carry II? I am new to Kimber and am not proficient to leading, fouling etc of lead wadcutter bullets in these guns.

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If this is a new gun you want to use 230 gr. FMJ ammo to break it in with. If this is an older gun that is already broken in then all I can say is you're going to have to try it to see how the gun handles it.
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Thanks Chuck. How many rounds do recommend for "break in"?
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I think Kimber recommends 400 rounds for break in.
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Old 10-04-2014, 08:51 AM   #5
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Thanks Chuck. How many rounds do recommend for "break in"?
For break in Kimber recommends 400 - 500 rounds.
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Old 10-04-2014, 09:41 AM   #6
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Thanks all, great forum! It was used when acquired it, but I think I will go to 400 to be on the safe side.

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My Pro CDP II absolutely will NOT feed SWCs. Neither will my Springfield XD-45.



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Thanks Richard, good to know before I ordered 1k
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my Pro CDP wont feed them either and doesn't like some hollow points.
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Cool Depends........

When it comes to lead SWC .45 ACP bullets there are two choices: swaged or hard cast. The swaged bullets are pure lead and are crushed into the SWC shape by heavy presses, outside lubricated, boxed and sold. The hard cast bullets are composed of melted down lead alloyed with tin and antimony, to harden the resulting bullet. They are poured into a mold, cooled, sized and lubricated (in lube groove), boxed and sold. Most 1911's do not like swaged bullets. They deform and jam on the feed ramp. They also lead barrels notoriously. However, if your pistol has a polished feed ramp (most Kimbers qualify), it will probably feed hard cast SWC's. If yours will feed these bullets, you are in for a considerable savings in reloading over jacketed bullets. If kept under 1200 fps, hard cast bullets will not lead a barrel.

The fastest way to distinguish a swaged bullet from a hard cast bullet it to press your thumbnail into the nose of the bullet. If you can make an indentation, it is a swaged bullet. If not, it is a hard cast alloy bullet.

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