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Old 02-02-2012, 6:15 PM
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Default Glock Brass

Im sure this is a repost, but......Ive got the lone wolf barrel in my glock 22 and now have learned about the glock f#@$%d (fired) brass. My question is simply, what is everyone doing about this.

Im a poor family man with expensive hobbies. I cringe at the thought of spending 72.00 or more on the carbide Redding GRx push thru sizer die and sure dont want to spend the time lubing and sizing all the GFB in the steel GRx die. Ive read about the Lee factory crimp seater die w/ the guts pulled out, but has mixed reviews on the efficacy. Any new info is greatly appreciated. Thanks all.

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Old 02-02-2012, 6:37 PM
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I use the Lee bulge buster and the factory crimp die (gutted) for 40 and 45. Works like a champ.
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Old 02-02-2012, 8:04 PM
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Here's the video using the Lee factory crimp die to fix Glocked brass...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-PszuLwEu8


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I've been using Lee carbide dies and had not seen any problems. Most of my 9mm & 40 s&w brass are shot from my G34 and my friends G22.
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I've been using Lee carbide dies and had not seen any problems. Most of my 9mm & 40 s&w brass are shot from my G34 and my friends G22.
This is my same experience. I reload the brass fired by my factory barreled Glock 27 using the Lee carbide dies and it turns out just fine.
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Shooting glock'd brass in a glock is no big deal. Most problems come up when you trying to shoot glock'd brass in a fully supported chamber.
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Shooting glock'd brass in a glock is no big deal. Most problems come up when you trying to shoot glock'd brass in a fully supported chamber.
Or when you are running hot/max load rounds through an unsupported chamber.
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Exactly, the OP is complaining about all his previously fired brass that came out of his G22 barrel and now he has a Lone Wolf barrel.

The video I posted will help with that.
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^ Good video, nice tidbit of info. 14 years of reloading & I didn't know that. But I have never owned a Glock, either.
The guy needs a better mount of the press to the bench, IMO.
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This is my same experience. I reload the brass fired by my factory barreled Glock 27 using the Lee carbide dies and it turns out just fine.
Youre right, you wont have a problem until you use a barrel w/ a tighter chamber. For example, the factory G22 barrel measures at .431" and my new match grade barrel measures at .426". So the liberal tolerance of the factory glock barrel allows the brass to expand, and my RCBS sizer die is unable to reach the last mm or so of the case. Hence the need for a push thru sizer.

FYI: Glock purposely made the chamber larger to increase reliability, however you trade off accuracy by doing this. I swapped barrels to enable the use of cast bullets and increase accuracy.
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Youre right, you wont have a problem until you use a barrel w/ a tighter chamber. For example, the factory G22 barrel measures at .431" and my new match grade barrel measures at .426". So the liberal tolerance of the factory glock barrel allows the brass to expand, and my RCBS sizer die is unable to reach the last mm or so of the case. Hence the need for a push thru sizer.

FYI: Glock purposely made the chamber larger to increase reliability, however you trade off accuracy by doing this. I swapped barrels to enable the use of cast bullets and increase accuracy.
I guess I've been lucky with the 40S&W Glock fired brass I've been reloading and been shooting out of my P229. I will keep an eye out and will post if I run into problems.
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I just size them with my hornady die then shoot them out of my HK (fully supported chamber)...
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I've been using these dies from EGW. I use them for 9mm and .40. I use Glocked brass from law enforcement. Dies work great. I shoot finished rounds in a STI and a CZ Shadow.

http://www.egwguns.com/undersized-re...t-page-reviews

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make sure you use your aftermarket barrel with all your reloads if it is bulging virgin brass i would not want it to deal with previously fatigued brass

so only use your factory barrel with new ammunition
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I reload Glocked range pickups all the time. Some of it even looks barrel shaped!

Lee carbide dies straightens 'em right out. Gotta make sure the sizer/'capper & LFCD dies are adjusted correctly.

FWIW I use Horny One Shot case lube on pistol brass. Makes life easier, especially with 9mm.
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I've never had any problem with "Glocked brass". I've shot my reloaded Glock fired brass in my factory Glock barrel, my Lone Wolf after market barrel, and my 1911's.

I use Lee Deluxe dies, Hornady One Shot Case Lube, and I check each round with a SAAMI spec cartridge gauge. If they don't seat in the gauge I don't use them, but that usually only happen from a but or dent on the rim, not any remaining bulge. If cleaning up the burr lets it seat, I use it.

I can only speak for having no issues with this method using .45 ACP cases, as most my reloading for semi autos is in this caliber.
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I use the lee undersizing dies.
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Using both Lee resizer and FCD for my 9mm brass works great on my G34 KKM barrel. My brother-in-law is using the same Lee dies for his G22 using a lone wolf 40-9mm conversion.
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thanks all, looks like Ill be purchasing the lee carbide factory crimp die w/ the bulge buster kit and a good ole fashioned case guage... that is, as soon as Midway gets them all in stock simultaneously so I dont have to pay for shipping twice
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Old 02-08-2012, 5:34 PM
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For the 9mm, Lee makes a 9mm Makarov carbide die that can be used as a push through sizing die. You have to special order it, it cost $30 plus shipping.
So far it been working great.
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thanks all, looks like Ill be purchasing the lee carbide factory crimp die w/ the bulge buster kit and a good ole fashioned case guage... that is, as soon as Midway gets them all in stock simultaneously so I dont have to pay for shipping twice

Good call. That system works great! Unfortunately I found out about the issue the old fashioned way.



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I've never had an issue when reloading "Glocked" brass. I size it like I would anything else, in RCBS carbide dies. Haven't had any problems...
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thanks all, looks like Ill be purchasing the lee carbide factory crimp die w/ the bulge buster kit and a good ole fashioned case guage... that is, as soon as Midway gets them all in stock simultaneously so I dont have to pay for shipping twice
Have you tried this place? It's like right next to Lee.
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