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posted on by Norman McMullen
I purchased four boxes of this product.
I can confirm that Fiocchi 113gr FMJ ammunition works just fine in my Roth-Steyr M1907. The gun cycles fine and the cartriges seem consistent.
The problem I'm having with these cartriges is that they fit too tightly in the stripper clip, making it annoyingly difficult and almost impossible to refill and use the clip to load the gun.
First suspicion was that the stripper clip is bent and not to specifications (good luck finding the specs). Turns out that that's not the situation here.
I have 1-1/2 boxes of the original nickle-plated bullet manufactured by Leon Beaux & C (S. A.). They load and fire just fine too, but do not bind in the stripper clip.
I measured the extractor groove on both cases and found that the Fiocchi brass is .010 in. larger in diameter at the narrowest part of the groove. I'm now considering my options. Do I attempt to expand the stripper clip? Find and buy another stripper clip at circa $200 ea.? Time will tell. I plan to reload these so will have to work something out.
I recommend you go slow and only buy one box to determine if you have the same problem!
I still rated these with four stars because it is clean, operates well, and the primers are sealed for additional storage protection.