I figured if I'm going to shoot this thing a lot, it's going to have to be on the cheap. It has a Schumann AET barrel, but I'm working up a 180gr Bear Creek Moly load for it anyway. It seemed to shoot ok in the test loads.
Anyway, my load was using Solo 1000 at an OAL of 1.205" (aiming for 1.200, but took what I could get) and the loads seemed to work great, functioned fine except for one FTE on the last round that went right back in the chamber. I'm ordering a afec extractor to hopefully fix that. Through some chain of events during testing that I don't really recall I extracted a loaded round that had been fed after firing a shot and I found this.
It looks like the front of the bullet contacted the bottom of the feed ramp.
I guess my question out of all this is: Has anyone seen this before? Is it due to the longer OAL and would shortening it to 1.180" or even 1.135" help?
It didn't cause any malfunctions and I checked a few rounds after I found this and it looks like all of them are doing this. But like I said, they all fed fine.
I ordered some new magazine springs for some other mags so I guess we'll see if that's causing it. Not sure what else to try, or if I should be concerned or not.
Edited by MustangGreg66, 31 January 2013 - 10:42 PM.