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Has anyone had a problem with relaoded 9mm? Winchester white box ammo? my reloaded dummy rounds are to mil-spec, but they will not eject, they feed fine but that's it. Yet a factory WWB round feeds and ejects fine, as does an a-zoom round. I'm seriously stumped as to why these FMJ's won't eject????
 

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???? Who put a confused face after my sentence ???? lol
 

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All mine are ejecting fine. My problem was a failure to feed caused by to light a load and to short of an OAL. just wasn't quite enough juice to the goose to make everything cycle properly. Ejecting problems could be due to light charge in the reloads if factor is working ok. Notice any moore umphh in the factory rounds? IMHO that is where I'd look first.
 

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You're reloading dummy ammo for practice? Are you resizing the cases? If not they could be bulged a small amount from the previous firing making it fit too snugly in the chamber. Check the overall length (OAL) of the cases after resizing. Too short and the cartridge which seats on the case mouth could be going too far into the chamber and the extractor won't pick it up.The last thing I can think of is crimp, when you resize the case you flare the opening just a bit to make bullet seating easier, then when you seat the bullet you crimp to restore the case back to it's original diameter. Too much crimp will allow the cartridge to seat too deep in the chamber. Not enough crimp can allow the case mouth to be too big in diameter making the cartridge fit too snug in the chamber. One last thought on crimp, autoloader cartridges seat in the chamber on the case mouth so they need very little crimp, too much and you could be looking at some unacceptably high chamber pressures as the powder burns and the bullet is propelled. This can result in gun damage and or injury to whoever is shooting the thing. You might want to get into the practice of drilling some holes in your practice cases so you don't mix them up with live rounds. Keep us posted
 

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Thanks for the help guys, I think I figured it out, well positive anyway. It was because the loads were to light, actually they had no powder or primers in them. So I just took a spent primer and seated it back in the shell and scaled out the right amount of powder, it seemed to eject without a hiccup after that. The one thing I don't understand is, even when I didn't have powder in the round the A-zoom round was still much lighter and it fed and ejected? why would that eject being as lights as it was but not a heavier dummy round?

Err.Gray.Yeah they were dummy rounds all sized, flared and seated back down to mil-spec. The dummy rounds I used had no primers in them. So I took the bullets out to reuse the shells for real loads, for the dummy rounds I'm just going to stick with the A-zooms, since I can't have a dummy round with a hole in it because it won't be the right weight without powder and hence won't eject gahhh.
 

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I think I see what's going on here. You're trying to cycle dummy rounds through the gun, without primers? In that case, the firing pin, which acts as the ejector in these guns, would just go into the primer pocket, leaving the round stuck against the bolt, held by the extractor. The weight shouldn't make much if any difference.
 

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My 995 fails to feed 50% using reloads. It feeds 99% of winchester white box. IF the reloads are short, it won't feed.
 

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I think I see what's going on here. You're trying to cycle dummy rounds through the gun, without primers? In that case, the firing pin, which acts as the ejector in these guns, would just go into the primer pocket, leaving the round stuck against the bolt, held by the extractor. The weight shouldn't make much if any difference.
Ahhhhhh thank you, I wasn't sure what was ejecting the cartridge in the first place now I know. Thanks you!!!
 

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The first time I locked the bolt back and saw the firing pin sticking out, I thought I broke the gun! :D
Glad to help! Now go shoot it, trust me, it's more fun with live ammo. 8)
 

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My 995 fails to feed 50% using reloads. It feeds 99% of winchester white box. IF the reloads are short, it won't feed.
Then why wouldn't you figure out what is wrong with them and fix your load? makes no sence to me.
 

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Load your rounds to spec, and they will feed and fire without problems. With my 995, I have loaded thousands of rounds at the minimum charge and I haven't seen an issue yet. Not only that, I was using my cast boolits that I made myself.

Another thing, if you don't have a factory crimp die, get one! Any issues with shooting reloads in a 995 will be cured by that $20.00 investment.
 

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The firing pin aids in ejection? Doesn't sound very safe. What if you were clearing a loaded gun? It could fire! Surely HP wouldn't design an action this way ??
 

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The firing pin aids in ejection? Doesn't sound very safe. What if you were clearing a loaded gun? It could fire! Surely HP wouldn't design an action this way ??
with over 400 posts and you don't know haw your HP works? clean a loaded gun? you are right on the design though, they are the only one doing it this way for a reason, because it's kinda stupid.
 

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It is clearing not cleaning a loaded gun. And yes I didn't know the 995 used its firing pin to eject the round. Is that somewhere in the OM ? What was HP thinking?
 

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And yes I didn't know the 995 used its firing pin to eject the round. Is that somewhere in the OM ? What was HP thinking?
Fewer part & less labor = less $. Although I can't think of any autos that have used this, it is in listed as one the the ways to eject the round in gun design books. It's worked for years for Hipoint.
 
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