Beretta 81BB At The Range Today...We Be Jammin'
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    Beretta 81BB At The Range Today...We Be Jammin'

    The first magazine today, one of the converted Model 84 mags for .380 fired fine. The next had a failure to go completely into battery. The slide was jammed and I was unable to cycle the slide after dropping the magazine. I lowered the hammer and used my knife to push the round forward and it fired. a couple of rounds later it jammed again and nothing would open the chamber. The RO suggested he take it to the gunsmith (on site) to get it open and he returned a few minutes later with the empty pistol and the round that jammed the works. The reload is a 7.65 case which is probably bulged at the base which kept it from chambering. I haven't dug into it yet, but my theory so far is a bulged case, gunked up chamber needing to be buffed out, oversized bullet bulging the case...and who knows what else?

    These reloads are the same that fired fine the last time out.
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    They fired fine in the same gun before, but not now? That doesn't make sense. How does factory ammo shoot in that particular gun?
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    Quote Originally Posted by taurustoter View Post
    They fired fine in the same gun before, but not now? That doesn't make sense. How does factory ammo shoot in that particular gun?
    That's what I started with as I had no brass. Fired about a box of 50 with no issues.
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    Need to check your COL on those reloads. Do they pass the plunk test in that 81 barrel chamber? Also I am not entirely sold on the idea of using those modded 84 magazines. The 81 magazines are starting to show up again, may be better to bite the bullet and get a mag made for the 81.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverstring View Post
    Need to check your COL on those reloads. Do they pass the plunk test in that 81 barrel chamber? Also I am not entirely sold on the idea of using those modded 84 magazines. The 81 magazines are starting to show up again, may be better to bite the bullet and get a mag made for the 81.
    I have the round sequestered that jammed the action...Need to get down to the reloading room to gauge it, plunk it and closely examine the chamber. They feed off all of the mags just fine...that the circumferance of the case locked up the slide tells me that either the case is too fat or the chamber too skinny. Length should be good...they all ran on the same die set adjustment.
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    Here's the look at the round. The case is headstamped G.F.L 7.65mm. I see no noticeable bulge which is usually at the base of the case. One thing that stands out not is the somewhat aggressive crimp which was applied by the Lee Bullet Seating die. I only have the 3 die set foregoing the FCD die that I have for all other sets except for the .380. Once I check the gauge at the top of the case and plunk it I may learn what the issue is.

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    One thing has been proven...the extractor is good...
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    The crimp does look a bit on the heavy side, but I haven't loaded 380 acp yet, so not sure. What is that black line between the bullet and case showing in the second pic. Looks like either a lube banded bullet band, or some kind of case issue?????
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    Looks like it's deforming the jacket. Did you seat and crimp in one step?

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    Definition of clip

    1: any of various devices that grip, clasp, or hook
    2: a device to hold cartridges for charging the magazines of some rifles; also : a magazine from which ammunition is fed into the chamber of a firearm.

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    They are plated round nose. Maybe the plating was pushed up as it tried to chamber? I'll have to compare this one to one that hasn't been loaded up in the gun.
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