Do different rounds eject differently?

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    Do different rounds eject differently?

    I have only shot two types of ammo from my Kimber since I got it, until tonight.

    Seller & Bellot 230 gr FMJ, and Speer Gold Dot 230 gr GDHP.

    Tonight I fired 50 rounds of Independence 230 gr FMJ and out of 50 rounds I got hit in the forehead 10 - 15 times with brass. Usually I get hit about once for 200 rounds.

    Do you think it was the ammo or is my weapon malfunctioning?
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    yep, they do.
    You know that you can have your pistol tuned to chuck your brass in a different direction.
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    NO I did not know that you could have your weapon tuned to eject brass in different direction. How in the heck do they do that?

    As far as mine kicking the Independence back at me I have got to find some S&B and see if it is just the ammo or not.
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    Usually it's a case of just relieving the bottom of the extractor so that changes the way it releases the brass.
    ~ sometimes a combination of that and slightly changing the angle of the ejector face or the length of the ejector.
    Sometimes just slightly opening up the ejection port helps.

    I can tell by all the questions you're asking that something "away from the norm" might be going on with your pistol right now.

    That does not mean that you have to automatically send it back to Kimber.
    You can have a local gunsmith check it out to see if there is anything unusual going on in there...if you have a qualified registered gunsmith working/living in your area.
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    S&B and GD are good, "hot", loads. IOW, more energy=more violent extraction/ejection. I'm not familiar with Independence, but if its like many of the cheaper/remanufactured loads, its comparatively anemic- which means the brass won't be thrown as far or as forcefully.

    If your Kimber is a "keeper", it might be worth getting a little tuning. Just have to price it out and see what you think.

    Ironically, there is another "TJ" down your way who could set you up- Teddy Jacobson, of Actions by"T". I'm not sure that he's still active, but he would certainly direct you to someone competent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy Jimmy View Post
    I have only shot two types of ammo from my Kimber since I got it, until tonight.

    Seller & Bellot 230 gr FMJ, and Speer Gold Dot 230 gr GDHP.

    Tonight I fired 50 rounds of Independence 230 gr FMJ and out of 50 rounds I got hit in the forehead 10 - 15 times with brass. Usually I get hit about once for 200 rounds.

    Do you think it was the ammo or is my weapon malfunctioning?
    Didn't you mention that the trigger was getting a little 'heaveir'? Now you are ejecting a little differently...
    Again...get to a 'smith'...

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    Also you may find a gun where the last casing as slide locks back behaves very differently than all of the rest of the casings, I have one gun where the last shot almost always goes up and bonks me on the head....

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    Hi guys

    Thanks for all the input. I ordered another 1,000 rounds of S&B today it should be here next week. If I still think the trigger pull is heavy and the brass ejects different then I will take your advice and find a gun smith.

    I am hoping that the trigger pull was not the gun but me having a tough day yesterday and that the brass in my face was the different brand.

    I am also going to talk to the Kimber people in the booth this weekend and see what they think!
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    I had the same problem with my Commander. A forehead hit hurts. I discovered that it occured when I was shooting my "hotter" reloads. I stepped back a few grains and the problem went away. The tuning solution is the best approach. (ALSO don't forget the safety glasses)

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    Timmy, you might want to check your extractor to make sure it's not clocking (slight rotation within the extractor tunnel), that will cause different ejection patterns also.
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