Golden Saber - Rifled Barrel Causing Problems

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  1. jpohl402

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    Well since (little) ammo is in stock in my local stores OR online (everything out of stock or back-ordered, frustrating !!)....
    I have access to 147gr Golden Sabers

    However, I seem to recall reading - and have searched to no avail - that the rifled, spiraled casing has caused some ejection issues in modern pistols....
    Is there any truth behind this?

    Specifically, referring to usage in a Walther PPS and Springfield XD here.
    Thx
     
  2. Glock30 Guy

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    I have fired hundreds of these in 9mm, 40 and 45. Never an issue. I now carry these as my main carry ammo. It may not be as cutting edge or flashy as some other rounds but these are very reliable rounds.
     

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    Thanks.
    And how can you tell by looking at the box, whether they are bonded or not ?
    (Not stamped on box - they come in both)
     
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    No clue...maybe look at their web site.
     
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    I have.
    I have been searching for the answer for 15 mins and haven't got anywhere....
    Thx though
     
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    Never heard of this. Golden Saber is my preferred carry ammo. I have never had an issue with it in any of my carry guns.

    If it is bonded, the box will state it...
     
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    I have both and the Bonded ammo. has Bonded on the box.
     
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    Stamped Bonded on the box, I have both Bonded and non Bonded.
     
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    Is it just me, or am I missing something here? What the heck is a rifled spiraled casing? :crazy:

    Casing is another term for the brass. The brass is neither rifled or spiraled.
    If you are refering to the projectile itself, it is not rifled either, but does have a spiral type twist to the serration in the pedals at the meplat. But once it goes 'bang', that has no bearing on ejection of the brass ! :dunno:

    I guess for me at least, you'll have to qualify this a bunch more...


    BTW, I've never had one issue with GS ammo not firing or working in the gun.

    P.S. you'll know their bonded by seeing the word "Bonded on the box."


    Good luck hoss.


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    I think the OP is talking about the brass jacket having spiral skiving (yes it's a word) or jacket cuts. They are somewhat sharp & have been known to give some feeding issues in some guns. As always, test them in YOUR gun before carrying. BTW, as noted, bonded will be marked on the box.
     
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    Well fredrick, thanks. I got a thing or two backwards there. As I said in my post, I knew the spiral 'uh hum' skiving was a GS trait, but I had "ejection" on my mind and said that, rather than feeding. Got ya ! Man I was not cathching that at all... :dunno:

    Skiving eh ? I like that. It will be added to my new word list when I want to confound someone in a bullet related conversation. ;)


    Thanks amigo.



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    Sorry for my choice of wording.
    I figured you gentlemen would know what I was referring to, as well as the issues others have voiced in the past (which you did)
    Thanks for the feedback.
     
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    Naw ya did fine. I misread it a touch, and fred interpreted for me.
    I never heard of the GS giving feed prob;ems before, and i have never had issue with it, but i suppose that if your feed ramp / chamber is perhaps at a sharp angle where they both intersect it may hang on the cuts, or as fred called them "skiving," the serrations in the GS are a bit pronounced. Again, they usually feed very well. Sorry your having trouble with them. Perhaps a little polish job on the ramp/chamber lip might help. can't hurt. With out seeing your gun that is the best advice I have for ya... ;)


    Good luck.



    CanyonMan