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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-19-2019, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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I have a s&w SDVE40...I shot 100 rounds with no problems different ammo...Another session 100 or so rounds different ammo no problems...Last week I shot about 40 rounds remington fmj no problem then switched to federal hollow points . Out of 50 rounds 4 times bullet only went halfway in chamber . Finished off the rems. with no problem....I did shoot fast with both a couple times ...The feds. were steel casing...I am not familiar with pistols but seems to me the fed. bullets were the problem...Any opinions???
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-20-2019, 07:13 AM
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I didn't know federal made steel cased handgun ammo.

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I'm guessing nickel plated, not steel cased.

At any rate, your pistol is telling you it doesn't like that particular ammo for whatever reason. Try another brand or bullet weight of hollow points. If it has problems feeding with all or several brands of hollow points I would either get it fixed or sell it.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-21-2019, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks . Next time I shoot I'll have to write down when a malfunction happens with all the info. The bullets that hung up did go into the chamber but only about halfway .
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Several things could cause what you describe. Always the possibility it could be something besides the ammo. Just a process of elimination of the variables.
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Federal does make an Aluminum case variant. I am going to go with Spruce on this one, and say the most likely cause is the ammo, as your gun functioned fine with everything else. Not all guns are reliable with all factory ammo, that's why we test it before depending on a particular load for self defense or serious use.


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You might check your chamber . If you have shot steel cased ammo fast you got the barrel hot. Steel cased ammo has a coating that will melt and coat the chamber. A wire brush will clean it out. If you shot all cases after they might have a tendency to drag more . Or you may have a rough chamber that the softer all cases drag on. That can be polished also. Just things to look at if ammo is not the obvious problem
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