Mauser HSc feed issues
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Post By Good Old Joe
November 19th, 2012 09:32 PM
Mauser HSc feed issues
I recently acquired a Mauser HSc and it is having feed issues with the Hornaday critical defense ammunition. The pistol does not have any feed issues with round nose ammunition. I am sure that the simple fix is not trying to feed it the ammunition that is 60 to 70 years newer than the firearm. I am probably going to look into some reduced recoil hollow point for the wife. I figure shot placement is more important than the type of bullet and if I give her reduced recoil then she would be able to keep on target more easily one way or another.
Si vis pacem, para bellum
November 28th, 2012 09:20 PM
I owned a Mauser HSc years ago and it had feed problems with anything except "ball" (FMJ) ammo, until I did a little work on the feed ramp and I knew others who had the same issue.
Originally Posted by killam1357
You didn't say whether yours is a .32 ACP or .380. My reply here will focus on the .380.
Before you invest any money in having a gunsmith work on the feed ramp, I would try both the Corbon Pow'RBall and Glaser Safety Slug. Both rounds have a plastic ball in the hollowpoint cavity on the tip of the bullet that gives these bullets the profile of a full metal jacket round and they very frequently feed well in pistols like the HSc without any modification to the pistol.
Any .380 ammo is a "reduced recoil" round, so you can forget about looking for a reduced recoil round. The HSc is a hefty pistol in this caliber and felt recoil is mild.
I prefer the Corbon Pow'RBall, but there are those who like the Glasers.
Just Google both rounds and you'll see what I mean about the shape of the bullet. I know many people with older Walther PP series .380s who use the Corbon Pow'RBall so they don't have to modify their vintage pistols.
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