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Old September 3, 2012, 01:06 PM   #1
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Fine tuning pistol ejection

So over the weekend I shot small test batches, and found what I thought was the perfect combination for light target rounds for my XD40. Last night, as we do every Sunday night, I took the whole family out to do some shooting. I was excited to show them what our home rolled ammo was like. After both my wife and daughter went through a couple of magazines, they said they didn't like it.

Turns out the short case ejection scares them. They are afraid they might get burned. I am currently on a light charge, and was going to try bumping up the charge a little to see if I could get that scary, hot case further away from them.

Is there any another suggestions some of you might have before I drive off to the range with new test batches?

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Old September 3, 2012, 03:42 PM   #2
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Other than increasing your charges a little I don't know of another way. My .40 spits factory loads about 12 ft. but my light reloads about 4. We'll see if anyone else has any ideas.
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Old September 3, 2012, 03:58 PM   #3
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A lighter recoil spring or a stiffer load... or buy the girls some nice, stylish hats with big brims.

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Old September 3, 2012, 07:46 PM   #4
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I'm in to see other options as well... my wife took one down the shirt yesterday (not happy... ). The intent was a nice, mild load she would have fun shooting. Kinda, but not so much!
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Old September 3, 2012, 07:51 PM   #5
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I'm glad to hear we are not the only ones. The recoil spring sounds like its worth a try.
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Old September 3, 2012, 08:07 PM   #6
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I'm in to see other options as well
Powder River makes a custom SS ejector that replaces your stamped or MIM ejector... you could try that, however, it is not an "extended" ejector. Beyond that, I can think of no other options than what has been discussed.

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Old September 3, 2012, 08:31 PM   #7
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Another solution would be using a more efficient powder. The lighter the powder charge, the less the recoil even when bullet weights are identical. In some cases you can actually reduce recoil and increase velocity, just by switching powders.

Perhaps you need a faster buring powder?
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Old September 3, 2012, 09:54 PM   #8
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Trade the XD for a wheel gun. :-(
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