How many Times do you chamber the same round

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  • Just Once!!

    12 8.89%
  • Twice

    12 8.89%
  • 3-4 times

    31 22.96%
  • 5+

    21 15.56%
  • I don't keep track, I change it when the bullet shrinks!

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    How many Times do you chamber the same round

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    5 is usually the limit. I unload when I go to work mon-fri. weekends usually stay loaded up, so it works out if I just remember to swap the top round every monday when I get home from work.
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    I don't keep specific track, but every time I unload I will pull a few out of the mag and make sure a different one goes in the pipe.

    I also burn my carry ammo every 3 to 4 months and replace it with new stuff.
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    I dont have a set system, but I really dont load/unload all that often.
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    3-4 times or if the round looks like it shrunk

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    Until bullet setback occurs, or a shoot up my carry ammo and buy new.
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    I don't do it much at all either, I have had issues with some ammo that shouldn't have happened, Cor-Bon I think it was, where repeated chambering compressed the bullet.

    Now I don't take my mag out for anything other than the range.

    I use the mag of SD ammo there, then reload with more of the same when I leave, nine times out of ten.

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    I shoot the loaded mag once every 7 -10 days at the range, clean the weapon and reload.

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    Don't keep track. Try to cycle through different rounds in the mag so I'm not beating up the same one after every functions check. I also replace my carry ammo every 4 months. Wonder how many times you can chamber the same round before it gives a negative result?
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    I voted 3-4 ..... but actually my method these days is to rotate somewhat such that current chambered round goes way down the mag ... and a fresh one gets first bite next time.

    I'll add to that I keep a simple go/no-go gauge based on average OAL ... much same as using caliper gauge so that I can quickly pass a previously used first round thru it to see if any set back.

    In my SIG I rarely find much change at all but if any then the round is discarded and used up in another gun with practice. I'll accept a ''thou'' or two but obvious set back would be less than welcome. I find GD's very resistant to any change even with multiple rechamberings.
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    I really do not unload my weapon. Does this really make a difference in how long your ammo last?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Hennessy View Post
    I really do not unload my weapon. Does this really make a difference in how long your ammo last?
    You do if you chamber a round for carry and then use that gun with any regularity at the range.

    The difference to the ammo is solely setback issues IMO.

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    Well Pete I do use my weapons at the range regularly. I haven't put a pair of calibers or a micrometer (and I own many, my trade was a machinist) on my ammo to check. But I bet it does not change much at all to make a difference. And if your weapon has problems with ammo that has been chamber more than 3 or 4 times, it is not a problem with the ammo but with your weapon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Hennessy View Post
    if your weapon has problems with ammo that has been chamber more than 3 or 4 times, it is not a problem with the ammo but with your weapon.
    Possibly true, I had a SIG P232 that didn't like one particular ammo - I forget which, sorry to be vague - it may have been the feed ramp on the P232 which has a perpendicular (to feed direction) seam, or maybe it was crappy ammo.

    I changed it and all was well, then I swapped the gun - and all was well(er).

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    I picked +5. I use a fine point Sharpie marker and mark the bullet where it is at the top of the case. If the bullet moves the line will move. If the bullet seats farther into the case the line will disappear.

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