first test fire
50 rounds of Remington 230gr JHPs --all fired no failures
50 rounds of 230gr JHPs reloads --no failures
15 rounds of tula 230gr FMJ's fired 00about as many failure to feeds!
i got a tula 230gr FMJ stuck on the ramp just below the barrel just about every attempt to fire. if i was lucky i might get three off before the next hang-up.
the total irony is i have fired this remington rand slide/barrel on my the foster frame and it ran fine on FMJ's but would sometimes get a stick on JHPs!! LOL!
this RIA is the reverse it is running JHP's fine and the tula FMJs want to hang up on the ramp!
the steel jacket tula may be the cause of this , possibly too much friction with the steel jacket hitting the still not fully polished ramp.
it could be a recoil spring issue --my next trip out i am gonna carry the CO-- 1911 with the 18.6lb recoil spring and i am going to try some better FMJ ammo. though the tula has been running fine in my other 1911s and OSS you can sort of tell that the tula is loaded at bare minimum to cycle the actions with the 18.5lb wilson spring.
it sometimes only tosses the tula cases a short distance up in the air to only hit the slide--the OSS and the other 1911s do this too with the tula--
the remington loads it tosses them out of your face.
i was delighted on how quick i got accurate with this new build.
i tossed out a few empty 1 gallon plastic bleach jugs at ranges 15m, 25m and 35M--
i started out just shooting the jugs off hand , the quickly became too easy so i started shooting at the blue plastic caps on the jugs.
the 15 yard cap got shot off the second shot, after a very near miss, the 25 yard cap got hit three times out of five , the 35 yard cap took a hit on the 4th try and two more shot it to pieces .
i ended up shooting at the opening of the plastic jugs and either hit the hole or barley missed, hitting the neck portion of the jugs.
very fun to shoot and it just loves 230 JHP full power loads--
the RIA didn't seem to have a favorite mag --though it did preform a little better with the crappy tulas in the metal form or chip Mc mags.
the ACT/McGar 8 round mags and tula was the worst, could not get three round out in a row with the tula.
all mags worked with the JHPs --yea i know --weird--LOL!