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    I recently purchased some Buffalo Bore Outdoorsman +P ammo https://www.buffalobore.com/index.ph...t_detail&p=388. After putting a round in the chamber you really have to yank the slide back to get it to eject. I contacted Buffalo Bore and they sent me this article https://www.buffalobore.com/index.ph...uct_list&c=212. The guy at Buffalo Bore said that if the round is chambering properly then it is safe to shoot. The round is chambering the same as any other round, outside of the fact that it is hard to eject. Anyone have any experience with these type of hopped up rounds. Am I going to screw up my barrel if I shoot them?

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    First of all I do not like or recommend any over pressure ammo from the small boutique ammo companies. You are not doing yourself or your pistol any favors using this stuff. Stick to the main stream ammo companies like Federal, Speer, Winchester, and Remington That ammo you have the issue with is either loaded with the bullet out too far or the bullet is out of spec for caliber. I would not shoot it.

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    Either your German made barrel all of sudden out of spec or the ammo are out of spec. Which one is more likely? I own and sometimes carry p2000sk as well. If you are looking for self defense round, for short barrel, I recommend Federal HST 147gr with standard pressure. Reliable, effective and easy to shoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AwaySooner View Post
    Either your German made barrel all of sudden out of spec or the ammo are out of spec. Which one is more likely? I own and sometimes carry p2000sk as well. If you are looking for self defense round, for short barrel, I recommend Federal HST 147gr with standard pressure. Reliable, effective and easy to shoot.
    Very good advice. That would be my choice too.

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    Several variables at play here, between the lines are you contemplating packing your SK/Buff-Bore into the woods? My woods load is Buff-Bore 158gr JHP .357mag, in a 4" Python or 6" Desert Eagle depending on XYZ. 9mm I reserve for bad guys.
    OP face value... Measure/caliper the OL vs. std dimensions, if it exceeds max length I would forgo it. It appears to cause a headspace issue, a no-go in my book in terms of no-compromise reliability.
    Also assuming an in-spec HK barrel, proof once again of HK's tight chamber/forcing-cone tolerances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meangreen View Post
    After putting a round in the chamber you really have to yank the slide back to get it to eject. I contacted Buffalo Bore and they sent me this article
    Holy hell that's a lot of reading for a simple problem.

    SAAMI specs are pretty cut and dry, so I suspect both the gun and the ammo are "technically" ok.

    Remove the barrel from your pistol. Take a round of good, brand name ammo and drop it into the barrel. You should feel it bottom out on the case mouth. You'll also feel some sloppiness from the cartridge being a smaller diameter than the chamber. Invert the barrel, and the round will fall out.

    Now take the Buffalo Bore round, do the same thing. I suspect what you'll find is that the round does not fully chamber into the barrel, and the base will be higher than the barrel hood until you give it a little extra push. That is likely to be the rifling interfering with the bullet. Like you noticed, when you try to eject a live round, it hangs up. Even worse would be if the interference fit prevented the slide from going fully forward at a time when you really needed your gun to work. That would be a bummer.

    Believe it or not, the Buffalo Bore round might actually comply with the proper dimensional specifications. Although I could be mistaken, I've never been able to find specs that describe the curvature of the bullet. I've only run into this once, but there was no one to blame. The barrel maker made the chamber depth on the short side of the specs, and the ammo maker used bullets a longer shoulder and seated them on the long side of the specs. I just decided not to shoot that particular load. There are plenty of different types of ammo available.

    If you're a competitive rifle shooter doing everything possible to maximize accuracy, it can sometimes be appropriate to make your ammo so that the bullet engages the rifling. But for a combat pistol, I don't think you'd want to do that. Find different ammo.
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