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I have a off make 1911 frame, when the wad cutter is going in to barrell, it hits the lip on bottom of barrel and stops. IT is lile my ramp is not tall enough to lift the point of the bullet up and the bottom lip of the barrel is too high, One way to slove this would be to weld on the ramp and reshape it, what about remoove some material on the bottom of the barrell. thanks
 

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Reshape barrel

Unless you have welded up ramps and successfully recut them to the proper feed ramp angle, I would not try this....this is a job for a highly experienced gunsmith.

The problem you are experienceing sounds like bullet "nosediving." There are other ways to correct this without welding the ramp. You may want to try a "search" on the forum, since this has been discussed at length on previous posts and threads.
 

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If you're shooting wads in factory magazines the mag release point is too late to get a good camover of the round,you need to release the round from the mag feedlips sooner so it'll cam in.The barrel needs to be throated for this too to be reliable.
 

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I had the same troubles. Used some of my Wilson Combat magazines with the plastic followers and wad cutters fed just fine. If I load up lead round nose bullets, the regular mags work just fine.
 

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I have a off make 1911 frame, when the wad cutter is going in to barrell, it hits the lip on bottom of barrel and stops. IT is lile my ramp is not tall enough to lift the point of the bullet up and the bottom lip of the barrel is too high, One way to slove this would be to weld on the ramp and reshape it, what about remoove some material on the bottom of the barrell. thanks
You don't want to remove too much material from the bottom of the barrel as this reduces cartridge case support. There are many threads on this to be found on this forum, defining what too little case support is.

See this one: http://forums.1911forum.com/showpost.php?p=2318107&postcount=42 and this one http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=235082&highlight=case+support+barrel+ramp

Can you adjust the overall length of the round to feed better, assuming you are loading your own? Also, it might help if you can try a semi-wadcutter bullet that has a longer pointy nose that engages the feed ramp in a more reliable manner - SWC bullets still cut clean holes in paper targets. For instance, see:

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=960470

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=2046447977

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=1165445527
 

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For most 1911s wadcutters need to be loaded within a fairly narrow range of cartridge length that is acceptable to the gun. Wadcutters also need a magazine that will release the round at the proper time. GI mil spec magazines generally will not feed wadcutters. The barrel requires a little bit of throating to feed wadcutters. Military spec barrels usually have trouble with wadcutter rounds. Without knowing exactly what your barrel's throat looks like I can't say for sure if that is your problem. I would not modify your barrel until you address all other possible causes. I would look at your magazines, ammunition, extractor finish and tension and the condition of the recoil and magazine springs first.
 

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Is your barrel "throated" for semi-wadcutter bullets? Is your barrel "throat" set forward of the frame feed ramp a little bit (around 0.030")? A picture of the barrel/feed ramp interface might be helpful.
 

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Is your barrel "throated" for semi-wadcutter bullets? Is your barrel "throat" set forward of the frame feed ramp a little bit (around 0.030")? A picture of the barrel/feed ramp interface might be helpful.
I dont know how to do the pics, I went ahead and had a friend weld the ramp and I just got back from test firing it , it was flawless throug 100 rounds, will shot acouple of hundred more rounds through it and see how it does , I left a lot of metal, so I could have room for kmore grinding, but I may have sovled the problem.
 

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I dont know how to do the pics, .
Attaching pics to this forum is easy:

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