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Post by Warhorse on 10/18/2016, 2:12 pm

After putting 500 rounds of 185gr JHP's loaded over 4.6gr of Bullseye through my new LB it is indeed "broken in", and shoots with no malfunctions.

I also installed an 11# recoil spring. It functions just fine with 185 gr LSWC's loaded on top of 3.6gr and 4.1gr of Bullseye respectively.

Accuracy wise, I believe it prefers the 4.1gr load.

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Post by Jon Eulette on 10/18/2016, 3:12 pm

At what distance is 4.1 preferable? 3.6 is slow for 50 yds.
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Post by Warhorse on 10/18/2016, 8:26 pm

Jon Eulette wrote:At what distance is 4.1 preferable? 3.6 is slow for 50 yds.
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Indoors at 50', I will not be shooting outdoors till the next summer season.

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Post by Jon Eulette on 10/18/2016, 8:43 pm

Hmmmm. At 50ft almost any load that functions pistol should shoot well. Although hotter loads get bullet out of barrel sooner: can be more forgiving.
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Post by Warhorse on 10/19/2016, 9:33 am

Thanks Jon for explaining why that 4.1 load "seems" more accurate at 50'.

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Post by james r chapman on 10/19/2016, 10:00 am

In .38 spl loads, I've seen PPC shooting such low velocity's the bullet fails to penetrate the cardboard completely.

then the go outdoors to 50 YARDS and forget to change ammo.....
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Post by Magload on 11/18/2016, 2:16 pm

If I may ask where did you buy the Les baer and how long did you have to wait for it?  I want one bad but am to old to wait 18 months.
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Post by DavidR on 11/18/2016, 2:39 pm

Magload wrote:If I may ask where did you buy the Les baer and how long did you have to wait for it?  I want one bad but am to old to wait 18 months.
Why wait, call Champions choice they keep them in stock.
http://www.champchoice.com/store/Main.aspx?p=CategoryBody&c=FITPCC
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Post by Magload on 11/18/2016, 3:36 pm

DavidR I want to thank you so much.  They had 4 in stock and now one is mine.  Can't wait till later next week to put it on the Ransom rest.  Don
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Post by Chris Miceli on 11/18/2016, 6:06 pm

Magload wrote:DavidR I want to thank you so much.  They had 4 in stock and now one is mine.  Can't wait till later next week to put it on the Ransom rest.  Don
Ransom it. Then run a thousand threw it and ransom again
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Post by DavidR on 11/19/2016, 10:59 am

Magload wrote:DavidR I want to thank you so much.  They had 4 in stock and now one is mine.  Can't wait till later next week to put it on the Ransom rest.  Don
Glad to help, It takes at least 300 rounds to get it started on a good break in and that goes to the trigger smoothing out too, i would wait to ransome till you have at least 3-500 fired.
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Post by Magload on 11/19/2016, 11:34 am

Question for the OP.  Subject says Les Baer Wadcutter and I believe I read on LB site the pistol was only for wadcutters.  You say you shot 500 rounds of JHPs is that a OK practice with this pistol.  My new one will arrive this coming week and i have never owner a wadcutter pistol.
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Post by Dr.Don on 11/19/2016, 1:22 pm

In this case, wadcutter refers not to bullet type but to the relatively low power/low velocity loads we use in Bullseye pistols.  You can use any bullet type/shape as long as it is a light load.
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Post by Magload on 11/19/2016, 1:53 pm

Thanks that means that I can use some JHPs I like at the long line.
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Post by Chris Miceli on 11/19/2016, 10:24 pm

Magload wrote:Thanks that means that I can use some JHPs I like at the long line.
As long as they are zero or Nosler....zero preferred by most..never seen or tried the hornadys xtp
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Post by DavidR on 11/21/2016, 5:52 pm

Wadcutter models are throted to shoot lead wad cutter bullets unlike most standard 1911's that are only set up to shoot FMJ ammo. But a throted 1911  will shoot both, the gun was test fired for accuracy with match 185 FMJ ammo from federal.
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