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Thread: RIA 1911 and reloads

  1. #11
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    If your 1911 isn't functioning 100% with proper ball loads, you should probably address that first. My RIA feeds 200gr swc just fine, but not initially. I did have to adjust the oal on my reloads. And that was after doing a necessary extractor tune.
    ...what consumes your thoughts controls your life. Tremonti/Stapp "What If"

  2. #12
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    I have shot 1000's of LSWC through my Rock. I have to agree with the others that these are sensitive to COAL. You will have to experiment with the seating depth until you find the right depth which will feed reliably in your Rock. One thing that I have discovered is that dimensions of the LSWC bullets will vary slightly between manufacturers, so switching from one manufacturer to another will likely require that you adjust you seating depth.

  3. #13
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    I use my RIA in cowboy action shoots for "wild bunch" side matches. I replaced the heavy recoil spring that came with the pistol with an eleven pound spring. I made up a hand load that just cycles the action reliably for this side match work. I use a round nose 185 grain bullet with this light load and the action cycles and functions very well. It is a pleasure to shoot these light loads at steel plate targets about 15 yards distant. The empty brass is easy to find as well. So slohunter don't discard your "weak" recoil spring if you reload. You can still have fun with your RIA using it.

  4. #14
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    I've loaded both the 200gr and 185gr SWCs w/o issues, as previously mentioned, seat deep.
    NRA Life Member since '67

    "Never interrupt your enemy when he's making a mistake."
    Napoleon

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