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Problems with Underwood ammo...

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by G20 SF, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. G20 SF

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    Shot through 7 mags of ammo last weekend mostly target stuff PPU, Blazer etc, but I loaded one mag up with the hot stuff - UW 180 grain.

    The first couple of shots went off without a hitch, but I had trouble with 3 or 4 out of the 15 rounds feeding into the chamber, thus requiring me to push the slide forward to feed the next round. I had no issues with the other 6 clips of ammo, which leads me to believe the issue was ammo related.

    I sent Underwood an e-mail and Kevin Underwood was quick to reply asking that I call him, which I did but still waiting on that call back.

    Being a new G20 owner I was curious if anyone else experienced a similar issue when shooting Underwood.
     

  2. copo9560

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    I have had no issues with any ammo through my G20 including many of Underwoods 180 grain. Shoots 40sw as well.

    I had a similar experience with my G23 once - slide was dry. Couple drops of oil took care of the issue.
     
  3. chemboy

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    The only trouble I have had with Underwood ammo is them not having enough in stock when I want to order.
    Have put around 1500 rds of his 10mm stuff through my 20 and 29 with no troubles, at least so far.
     
  4. G20 SF

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  5. G20 SF

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    Good point, I'll try and grease the slide.
     
  6. G20 SF

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    Glad to hear, because I enjoyed shooting it. I will try a little bit of oil as mentioned earlier and see if that helps. Thx
     
  7. wlkjr

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    I have some Underwood ammo but haven't shot it yet. I have less than a hundred rounds through my G20SF, and probably about the same on the 23. I'll make special note when I shoot the Underwoods.
     
  8. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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  9. Jade Falcon

    Jade Falcon WTF EREN?!

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    I've got a box of 50 rounds of .357 Magnum 125gr. GDHP's from Underwood, and I can't wait to shoot them from my 4" Ruger GP100. Hopefully, they won't give me any problems! It looks like Kevin Underwood is a good guy, with a good business.
     
  10. G20 SF

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    So I got to thinking,,, why would just the Underwood give me trouble with feeding if lubricity of the slide was an issue? I shot 5 clips of the regular stuff before without issue and another clip of the regular stuff after the UW clip and did not have a problem. The only time my experienced troubles with feeding the round was when it was loaded with UW.
     
  11. chemboy

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    I have had very good luck with Kevin's ammo. in 9mm, 10mm, 357 SIG, and 45 Auto.
    He runs a good business from what I can see. Always returns answers to my emails, gets orders shipped fast, and delivery is pretty darn fast, considering I live on the other side of the continent.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2013
  12. Adamz04

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    I had problems with their 9mm 124+p+ gold dots not ejecting in my g26. Every other round would give me a fte. Needless to say I don't use it
     
  13. Tiro Fijo

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    That's because the slide is reciprocating very rapidly with high pressure rounds and it helps to have Wolff 10% Xtra mag springs.
     
  14. intecooler

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    It's hard to tell. Gun setup is EXTREMELY important when you load up a mag with the top of the heap 10mm out there. I think Kevin needs to includes some instruction sheets in every box.
     
  15. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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    I don't recall CorBon having such chronic problems . . . . .
     
  16. intecooler

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    You are a Cor-Bon fanatic yes? Cor-Bon is down here ___ and Underwood up here ----. It's like Apples to Oranges in performance. I have been sending Chopinbloc Cor-Bon for gel testing and have yet to see anything that moves me.

    Enjoy some recent tear-down info:

    http://10mm-firearms.com/factory-10mm-ammo/corbon-135gr-pow/

    Well none have met spec yet. Two 135 types and different specs. Just nothing justifies the cost IMO.
     
  17. Tiro Fijo

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    Are those knuckleheads in the link you provided too stupid to know that Corbon uses special blend powders and not off the shelf stuff? :upeyes:
     
  18. intecooler

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    Where data or comparisons didn't exist for what was found it was blanked other than charge weight. The main Knucklehead has been around doing the reload thing for a long time. :wow:
     
  19. Kingarthurhk

    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

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    I have had a lot of FTF's, FTE's with the 10mm. It was worth a try. But, I was disapointed. Now, I am going to end up trying Buffalo Bore or Double Tap, and see how that works out.