Just spent an hour typing this post, clicked "Post" and everything diappeared... Oh well, ill try again.
Recently bought a brand new G20 SF. Gun is 100% stock
Tried loading some ammo for it:
1F FC Brass (purchased as 1F from a gunshop)
CCI 300 Primer
9.0gr Blue Dot
200gr TMJ bullet (Copper plated)
Gun fails to eject every 15 rounds or so.
Sometimes the empty casings get stuck in the ejection port somewhere, sometimes half way in the chamber.
Then i tried 175gr TMJ bullets with 9.7gr BD.. Same thing..
Most of you are probably thinking to themselves by now: "Ah, hes limpwristing". I can assure you that this is not the case. After the first couple of failures, i made sure to hold the gun rock hard, the FTE's kept comming...
My second through was underloaded ammo. I dont see this being the case either, as 9.0gr Blue Dot should be hot enough to cycle the action reliably (Min recommended for this bullet is 8.0gr, per my manual)
Now comes the strange part. I dont know if it is related to the FTE's, but once every 20 shots or so, cases come out looking like this:
I dont see how 9.0gr of Blue Dot could split cases like this. What could be the cause? Bad brass?
Here are a couple of shots of primers. They look weird to me, but i've seen similar looking primers posted before and people said it was normal.
What is the rectangular mark around the primer strike? Is that the primer pushing itself into the firing pin channel?!?
Could this really be happening with such a weak load?
I suppose i could buy some factory ammo and see if the problem goes away. At $70/box though, i was hoping i wouldnt have to.
If it is my reloads that are causing the FTE's, what could it be?! Im new to loading pistol ammo (all the ammo was loaded on a single stage press).. Is there something that stands out?
If not the ammo, what could be the problem?