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Old 04-17-2013, 21:26   #1
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i should already know the answer to this....

I have a RIA compact, officer's model size. I bought it mostly as a range toy. it has been a problem from the beginning with feeding issues.

I have tinkered with it and finally have gotten it to feed fairly well, but not 100%, yet. it is still fun to shoot, and has proven to be very accurate.

but, here is my query....why does it throw the brass to the right and in front of me 7 or 8 feet or so? my guess is the recoil spring is getting tired already. I say already, because I guestimate only about 200-300 rounds is all I have run through it.

any other input? thanks

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Old 04-17-2013, 21:33   #2
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it would sound to me like the extractor is letting go early.
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Old 04-17-2013, 21:43   #3
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it would sound to me like the extractor is letting go early.
.....or, way late!

Just a speculation, but could it be that the forward motion of the slide is what is causing the spent shell to eject in a forward direction?

That short slide probably requires a fairly stout recoil spring......unless the spring steel isn't up to spec, it's hard to imagine that 200rds would be anywhere near it's life span.

Have you tried different loads, with the same results?

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.....or, way late!

Just a speculation, but could it be that the forward motion of the slide is what is causing the spent shell to eject in a forward direction?

That short slide probably requires a fairly stout recoil spring......unless the spring steel isn't up to spec, it's hard to imagine that 200rds would be anywhere near it's life span.

Have you tried different loads, with the same results?

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Good point. I don't think, after hitting the "dwell point", and moving forward it could throw that far, but then again....

A very general rule of thumb,

"Distance" is usually recoil spring.

'Direction" is usually ejector and extractor.
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Old 04-17-2013, 21:54   #5
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I have tried 200 gr. lead swc, lead 230 gr. tc, and 230 gr. lead rn, with pretty much the same results. all range from a bit over starting load to midrange. never near peddle to the metal.

that brings up another issue. my reloads are usually in midrange power. I wonder if hotter loads would make a difference?
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I have tried 200 gr. lead swc, lead 230 gr. tc, and 230 gr. lead rn, with pretty much the same results. all range from a bit over starting load to midrange. never near peddle to the metal.

that brings up another issue. my reloads are usually in midrange power. I wonder if hotter loads would make a difference?
Might fly farther.
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I have tried 200 gr. lead swc, lead 230 gr. tc, and 230 gr. lead rn, with pretty much the same results. all range from a bit over starting load to midrange. never near peddle to the metal.

that brings up another issue. my reloads are usually in midrange power. I wonder if hotter loads would make a difference?
Only one way to find out for sure!

Out of curiosity, what powder and primer are you using?

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the powder is 700X, and Remington primers, if memory serves. not so sure 'bout the primers, it is cold, rainy, and very windy, and I do not want to go out to the shop to check.

I may try a trifle bit more tension on the extractor.
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