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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:40 pm 
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I know for 38 super, ramped barrels may be preferred. I even have one on a 10mm. But 45 ACP is not long, nor high pressure, but have read it "could" cause some feeding problems. True or rumor?

Seems like a ramped barrel would increase reliable feeding, not hinder. But I'm no expert or a gunsmith.

Opinions pro and con?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:32 pm 
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Most 'smiths think that a ramped barrel for the 45 in a 1911 is a solution to a non existent problem. I believe they don't feed any better than a standard properly tuned configuration, and have found some that makes things a bit more difficult. Best regards,

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:01 pm 
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Don Williams wrote:
Most 'smiths think that a ramped barrel for the 45 in a 1911 is a solution to a non existent problem. I belive they don't feed any better than a standard properly tuned configuration, and have found some that makes things a bit more difficult. Best regards,


What has YOUR experience been Don? I think you've built one or two 1911's before! :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:54 am 
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Hoser, On a 45 definitely non-ramped. 9mm or 40 S&W definitely ramped. 38 Super or 10MM, I'd go with non-ramped unless one is really pushing the envelope with regards to pressure and velocity. The main problem with the 9MM and 40 is the shorter OAL of the cartridge. These two can be made to work with a standard configuration, but the ramp does make it a bit easier IMO. Best regards,

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:17 am 
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My take, no harm in them but to advantage either except maybe on an aluminum-framed gun, although I have yet to see one where the aluminum feedramp was truly buggered. But I have not seen the volume of guns that some of the other guys have so-- not saying it doesn't happen.


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