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Extractor chewing base

Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by telecster, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. :dunno:I have been reloading some 10mm brass and have noticed that the brass is getting chewed up on the base from (I asuume) the extractor. Is this normal for a G20.. Medium reloads.. Is there a fix?
  2. Taterhead

    Taterhead Counting Beans

    Dec 13, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    Can you elaborate a bit about what you mean by "chewing up?" Pits and nicks are quite normal and consistent with the expectations about what happens when high speed brass comes in contact with a pointy object.

  3. Bullman

    Bullman Deranged Deputy

    Oct 11, 2003
    SW Virginia
    Do you pipe load the gun? drop one in the chamber and then drop the slide on it? That chews up the brass pretty bad on those particular rounds, isn't all that good for you extractor either.
  4. It just seems the the small gouges on the base of the cartridges are just a little excessive. None of my 1911 do this and they are reloaded to smiler pressures. I do not pipe feed any cartridges. In my opinion it seems like the ejector is hitting the cartridges just a little to hard during extration. I just replaced the guide rod spring to a #22 spring. I have not fired it with that spring and have some unfired cartridges to try.