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My 995 eats any FMJ ammo I feed it. But for HD I wanted to try some JHP rounds. A friend who re-loads gave me some he made and they worked ok. So I bought a box of Hornady 95 grain XTP JHP. It was a disaster! Every other round jammed. It was hopeless.

I am looking at Corbon Pow'r Ball 100 grain +P JHP. They have a silicone ball in the nose to assist movement on the ramp. Has anybody tried them. At $24.00 a box I would like to at least know someone had good luck with them.


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Mine had no problem feeding any of the JHP rounds that I used - including some super light 86gr Aguila IQs. Sorry to hear that yours didn't like them.

What kind of jamming were you having? Were these failure to eject, or failure to feed? The problems come from different sources.
Failure to eject might mean insufficient recoil from the round, and might be solved by simply switching to another brand/load. Failure to feed is a bullet design/feed ramp problem, and may be trickier to solve quickly.

I'd try another box of a different brand of JHP. See if that fixes the jamming. If so, you now know one SD load that will work for you.
I haven't used the Powr Ball, but if you've given up on the hollow point design another bullet type you might consider is Federal's EFMJ "Expanding FMJ" ( http://www.federalpremium.com/products/details/handgun.aspx?id=406 ). FMJ feeding, HP impact performance according to the site.

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Thet were FTF issues. When back in the house i tried manually pushing them out of the mag with my thumb. The flat edge of the Hornady bullets nose is catching the forward edge of the mag. I bought some Corbon Powr'ball 100grain +P and tried the same thing. The tiny joint between the jacket and the ball in the nose was also catching at the same point on the mag.

I unloaded everything and looked closley at this point on the mag. The metal is obviously machine punched and before and after production not muck was done to clean up the machine cut sharp edge. I wsed my dremel and took a very little but off the inside of the mag along the curve. Then with the dremel and polishing compound I polished the surface i had shaped. They go through like a hot knife through butter.
 

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I was able to fire a full mag with the Corbon Pow'r Ball 100 grain +p and they all ramped up nicely. The first pic shows where I ground a slight "ramp" on the inside nose of the magazine. I then polished it. The second picture is ....well I don't know exactly what it is but it was one of the Corbon rounds. All ejected ok. The last pic is a side by side of the Corbon and a WWB round notice the Corbon is a little shorter. Oh by the way I have also removed the factory "finish" on the receiver's feed ramp and polished it. Shoots great!!!

http://i467.photobucket.com/albums/rr38/gatordave48/IMG_1239.jpg

http://i467.photobucket.com/albums/rr38/gatordave48/IMG_1240.jpg

http://i467.photobucket.com/albums/rr38/gatordave48/IMG_1241.jpg
 

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I was able to fire a full mag with the Corbon Pow'r Ball 100 grain +p and they all ramped up nicely. The first pic shows where I ground a slight "ramp" on the inside nose of the magazine. I then polished it. The second picture is ....well I don't know exactly what it is but it was one of the Corbon rounds. All ejected ok. The last pic is a side by side of the Corbon and a WWB round notice the Corbon is a little shorter. Oh by the way I have also removed the factory "finish" on the receiver's feed ramp and polished it. Shoots great!!!

http://i467.photobucket.com/albums/rr38/gatordave48/IMG_1239.jpg

http://i467.photobucket.com/albums/rr38/gatordave48/IMG_1240.jpg

http://i467.photobucket.com/albums/rr38/gatordave48/IMG_1241.jpg
pic 2 looks like a headspace issue and you should send the rifle to Hi-point and have them evaluate ASAP.
 

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hmmm that is weird that second picture... but based on how the gun is made I can't see how it could be head space unless you had some crap or another casing stuck sideways in the gun... I would call Hi Point anyway and ask to speak with a tech as they may still want to check it and see if there is anything else going on!
 

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gatordave, you got lucky my friend. That round was fired with the bolt still partially open. The round before it may have been a bit too hot, causing the slide to slightly jam, and not close fast/hard enough to close fully, or been weak, just enough to cycle the slide, but not enough to send it back fully. Or a third option may be that the mushroomed round caught in the mag and slowed the slide just enough to get it to hang and not fully close. Regardless, your angel was doing her job.

Next time you fire any of them, I'd visibly check the bolt after each round and make sure it's fully closed before pulling the trigger.
 

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I am very happy nothing happened. I have a magazine that I labled HD, and it has the Corbon Pow'r Ball ammo in it. That mag goes in it whenever it's in the bedroom. The Corbons are too expensive to waste. I have tons of WWB's for the range.

I was firing it real fast just to see if it would digest the Corbons. Maybe I was faster than I thought. I have fired it since and there are no after effects. The +P's really bark though.

Tomorrow I get a chance to chronograph a few rounds. That should be pretty cool.
 

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Ignore our advice at your own risk.

There is something wrong and could cause a catastrophic failure resulting in injury or death.

Please for the sake of your fingers and eyes send the carbine in to have it looked at.

Perferably with a pic of the casing or the casing its self.
 
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