Anyone else have probs w/ corbon's?

Discussion in 'Ammunition and Reloading' started by Syntax360, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. Syntax360

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    I've probably just barely put 500 rounds through my M9A1, but last time I shot her at the range I tested a box of the much hailed CorBon 115gr. +P's through her, and about every other one failed to eject. In fact, it happened to a lot of the +P's I shot that day (i had best luck with Proload 115gr. +P and Winchester Ranger 124gr. +P+). Anyone else experience similiar problems? I had been shooting for quite some time and was getting kinda tired of being there, so it's possible I just wasn't standing behind the gun as firm as I should have been. Thanks!
     
  2. madecov

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    My Steyr pistols are 40 so I can't speak for the 9mm. CorBon has a short fat bullet. The Winchester's have a longer bullet.

    I usually shoot Speer Gold dots and have not had a problem.

    Was your problem primarily with the CorBon's ? If that's the case then you may just want to stay away from them.

    Since my M and A1 are 40 I won't get a 9mm until the newest "S" comes along.
     

  3. Guest

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    Corbon works fine in my M9A1

    I have been shooting various types of Corbon in my M9A1 every couple of weeks. The short 115 grain hollow point Corbons have been 100% reliable in my A1, no failures of any type and I have been shooting quite a bit of them, I like to shoot with what I carry and like to cycle ammo out that has been carried a while, so always shooting it and getting a few new boxes. By the way, I also shoot those short / flat nose Corbon hollow points in my small S&W CS9 Chief's Special evry couple of weeks also, and they function fine in that (the recoil does bite a bit in the light, short barreled Chief Special, so not as much fun to shoot as the Steyr). I have even put some very old Winchester Black Talon and other brand (Factory) hot loads through the Steyr and I have yet to have even one failure of any type. Also, fyi, I did give it an initial very thorough and good cleaning and lube when I first purchased it.
     
  4. Syntax360

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    Re: Corbon works fine in my M9A1

    I also cleaned the heck outta mine before taking her out for the first time, and this was her 3rd time out. I was trying several loads that day, as I share the same philosophy about practice with what you carry regularly. I think it was just because i had been shooting for a few hours (my Sig mauser m2 .40 and .45 USP compact) and I was probably suffering from "danty wrist syndrome". She failed to eject frequently with the previously mentioned corbons and 124gr. gold dot +p. She also jammed pretty bad with one of the proloads i mentioned, but that was because the bullet itself was not properly loaded. I now carry Federal C9BP 115gr. standard pressure and the winchesters i mentioned. I'm going to take the corbon's for another test run later down the line.
     
  5. Syntax360

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    about 500 rounds from the usp and mauser. also about 50 cheapo walmart winchester's through the steyr before i started playing with the good stuff.
     
  6. srfl

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    I've had sporadic FTE's with Corbon 357 SIG ammo out of my M357.