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Post by jscot111 on 11/13/2019, 9:37 am

While shooting my .45 wad gun indoors last night, I was surprised by the amount of flames that seemed to come from the ejection port. Is this normal?  Usually I,ve been shooting outdoors and haven't noticed it.  My load was 4gr BE with the Brazos coated 160 crimp .463. Slide mount dot, 10 lbs recoil spring, seemed like the ejection was pretty weak. This gun load combo wouldn't work outside in 35d temperatures but was very accurate indoors last night.
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Post by jglenn21 on 11/13/2019, 9:50 am

Not unusual  at all for our light loads. I have a friend who runs the exact  same load in his wad guns without issue.  One simple trick in the winter is to keep your ammo warm..i simply put my magazines in my pocket with a small hand warmer package prior to walking down range to score. I do it for everything outdoors when it gets a bit chilly
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Post by james r chapman on 11/13/2019, 10:09 am

That’s a VERY light load at 4.0

Most have to go to 4.3 to get it to cycle with normal springs.
Maybe it’s unlocking too fast. What’s your recoil and mainspring weights?
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Post by Wobbley on 11/13/2019, 11:08 am

Is your brass sooty?  It might be a touch of gas leaking around the case before it seals?
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Post by Jon Eulette on 11/13/2019, 11:37 am

I shoot a lot at night outdoors when function firing pistols. Many different powder charges from 3.3 BE up to 4.5 BE. They all seem to get powder flash from the ejection port at various levels. I love shooting 3.4 and yes it does it, but it doesn't matter, how are your groups on paper? That's what counts as well as a 100% reliable pistol.
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Post by jscot111 on 11/13/2019, 2:14 pm

I was quite surprised how good the groups were and it fired and ejected every round. I think the indoor range was about 65 degrees. Outside at 35d I had a lot of stovepipes. The big flash just took me by surprise, thought something might be wrong. The recoil spring is a newer 10 pounder don,t know about the main spring. The fired brass is not sooty. I have 2 Masaki built guns and between the two I prefer the trigger in this one, It is noticeably harder to rack the slide on it and usually I need a 2 gr bump in powder charge compared to the first one to run reliably.
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