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Old 03-29-2013, 3:09 AM
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Default Can JHP's leave small nick marks on your feed ramp?

Noticed a few on my Cougar...the only thing I can think that might have caused it are the jacketed hollow points I use with it...there is a little feed ramp between the magazine and the chamber that I've noticed the nicks on...never happened before, thinking the roughness on the outer area of the hollow point might be the cause...would you think that is normal or not?

Any remedies, if indeed that is the cause...never any FTF's or FTE's, no stovepiping in all the time I've owned it, racks perfectly everytime...no functions issues whatsoever

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Old 03-29-2013, 5:33 AM
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It can be galling, which is sorta the transfer of materiel from one surface to another, but to scratch a feed ramp would take a harder metal then the feed ramp. A case could have dragged an edge galling also.
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Old 03-29-2013, 5:34 AM
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oh and if its not broke, don't fix it.
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Old 03-29-2013, 7:20 AM
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Pictures of the feed ramp might be helpful if you can manage it.
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Old 03-29-2013, 7:26 AM
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Are they nicks, or marks, or just nick marks. Clean your feed ramp and let's see. Or just keep shooting and forget about it.
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If your feed ramp is steel, I don't think there's a chance that brass or copper rounds chipped it. Steel ammo or steel cases... maybe?

I would say it's more likely that copper/carbon deposits are building up.
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Old 03-29-2013, 8:15 AM
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Like others said, unless you are loading tungsten carbide rounds it is very unlikely that the round is actually causing any damage to the feed ramp.

More likely it's copper or lead that rubbed off, even the brass is relatively soft compared to steal.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:22 PM
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Ok - don't have a Cougar but you got me curious. Knew the design would be a bit different than my fs92 because of the Cougar's rotating barrel. So, I did a quick Google search and found this:

http://www.thehighroad.org/archive/i.../t-208952.html

Apparently the feed ramp is prone to some wear, but looks like nobody posting thought it was a particular problem.

You also could post your question on the Beretta forum (www.beretta.net). There seem to be some really knowledgeable people there.
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I saw 1911 that fired a really hot load reload and it looked like the barrel came back and nicked the ramp.
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Old 03-30-2013, 3:56 AM
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Took a pic, came out kind of crappy, cell phones aren't the best...I removed the slide and it looks like the feed ramp has a black bruniton finish on it that is getting struck when the round transfers from magazine into chamber...I'm sure its the hollow points taking little bits out of the finish, that's all...



I'll be a very lucky person if this is the biggest problem I ever encounter with the gun...I know our "toys" can show some levels of usage over time...like Diesel said "if it's not broke, don't fix it"

I'm a very proud Cougar owner, wish I had 10 more just like it
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Ok - don't have a Cougar but you got me curious. Knew the design would be a bit different than my fs92 because of the Cougar's rotating barrel. So, I did a quick Google search and found this:

http://www.thehighroad.org/archive/i.../t-208952.html

Apparently the feed ramp is prone to some wear, but looks like nobody posting thought it was a particular problem.
seems about right, one post even mentioned how the HP's could make it happen...thanks for taking the time to do a little research on my behalf...I appreciate it
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That's galing
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