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    polishing the ramp

    im going to polish the ramp on a few guns... just going to do it by hand...no drimel... is MOTHERS mag and aluminum polish ok to use... thanks

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    I've never polished a feed ramp myself, but what you are suggesting will work fine.

    I've heard that steel wool works good too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fast20 View Post
    im going to polish the ramp on a few guns... just going to do it by hand...no drimel... is MOTHERS mag and aluminum polish ok to use... thanks
    Are you having feeding problems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pic View Post
    Are you having feeding problems?
    ive had some with my nano... but after putting 100 rounds of 124 gr... thought it... seems to be fine.... other advice i have been getting is, "if no feeding problems, leave it alone"

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    Quote Originally Posted by fast20 View Post
    ive had some with my nano... but after putting 100 rounds of 124 gr... thought it... seems to be fine.... other advice i have been getting is, "if no feeding problems, leave it alone"
    In my opinion I would not polish the feed ramps on my guns unless there was an issue with the feeding. There would be nothing to gain. Is there a benefit I'm not seeing maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pic View Post
    In my opinion I would not polish the feed ramps on my guns unless there was an issue with the feeding. There would be nothing to gain. Is there a benefit I'm not seeing maybe?
    Also the old rule of thumb "If it ain't broke don't fix it" if you had les than a hundred through it anyways I would go atleast another 200-300 before I'd think of doing anything. 500 rounds is my personal rule of thumb for a "keeper"

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    Sorry I guess to answer Fast20's original question I have polished ramps but I like my Dremel and some metal polish on the cloth wheels. Makes quick work, doesn't remove too much material and comes out slick as a babies butt. Just dont forget to throughly clean all of it off and lube before firing the weapon.

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    Let's ask from a different direction. Has anyone ever polished their feed ramps ?? then had a problem feeding ammo ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by pic View Post
    Let's ask from a different direction. Has anyone ever polished their feed ramps ?? then had a problem feeding ammo ??
    No,but that doesn't answer your question because others have.If the ramp is smooth and feeds fine now you have nothing to worry about,but......

    The smoother the ramp the smoother it'll feed,just makes sense.If there are fine tool marks left over I get rid of them but you have to remember to not remove any appreciable amount of material,and never go after an aluminum frame's ramp because you'll end up with bare aluminum that will get beat up and corrode.

    If there are tool marks left,get some automotive (autobody) 3M wet and dry 1500 and some 2000 if you don't have a Dremmel or Foredom.Either wrap it on a dowel or if one of your fingers fits the contour well polish it that way.You don't have to totally remove the marks and don't if they're deep,but using your finger will roll the edges of the marks instead of just block sanding the highs.A Dremmel and polishing tip will round the edges too.If the marks are extremely fine you can take them out but finish the last scoesh with the 2000,and it's slow going.If you have a Dremmel,a feltbob with superfine compound works well,I'd say Mothers is ok and a little courser than Flitz.Use a little pressure with fresh compound and easy up as it breaks down and appears to be dissapating because most turn fine and greasy as they break down.Don't change the shape at all and don't round off the corners.If it doesn't help the ramp may be out of spec some and need a professional's looksee,if it doesn't feed now you screwed up and removed material/altered the specs.It's not hard if you're mechanically inclcined and have patience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rex View Post
    The smoother the ramp the smoother it'll feed,just makes sense.
    I believe that also, its also easier to clean when its polished. I prefer the tool marks to go with the direction as the bullet enters the chamber. Most go side to side

    I think it helps feed more consistant.

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