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Old January 3, 2020, 05:23 AM   #1
JJ45
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How many times can you chamber a round safely?

I have been shooting for a long time but have never given a thought to how many times I can eject a round from an auto loading pistol then re-chamber it safely.

The concern is that the bullet may "set back" which might increase chamber pressure when fired.

Talking specifically factory loads, .45 ACP chambers at the case mouth and there is no crimp groove so I assume the factories use a taper crimp. Not sure if bullet movement caused by ejecting and re-chambering the round would be more likely with certain cartridges such as 9mm, etc.

Should I worry about it? Thanks for any advice...JJ
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