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« on: January 19, 2013, 11:47:12 AM »

I am conducting an experiment with my Glocks...two 9mm and one 10mm. I am casting the bullets out of pure Linotype. I have a BHN of 18 as cast. Here are my results thus far....

No detectable leading of any kind. The lube is white lithium grease and beeswax in 50/50. It is a wee bit smokey. Accuracy seems better than with jacketed for some strange reason. I am keeping my loads near maximum.

More to come...
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2013, 04:18:39 AM »

you know that is breaking all of the rules.  I cant wait to see how it turns out.
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2013, 12:03:14 PM »

you know that is breaking all of the rules.  I cant wait to see how it turns out.

Got 150 through both 9mm's and zero leading...period...accuracy seems better than jacketed.
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2013, 03:54:16 PM »

Lead in Glocks is just fine, including BHN 12, straight wheel weights.  I have done some experiments with a Glock 21, and a buddy shot cast all the time in his Glock 17.  What matters most are proper lubing and sizing, just like any other gun.
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2013, 10:25:22 AM »

Decided to go over the cliff this summer and put some Lee tl 401 175 tc, bhn 16, alox lube. Super accurate, no leading after +300 rounds. I am not afraid anymore.
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2013, 10:31:50 AM »

Glock 23 was the guinea pig.
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2013, 09:16:14 PM »

Hey everyone been awhile but still here,

Interesting post at just the right time.
 I just purchased a new Glock 22 Gen 4 40 S&W.
I would like to reload but have some reservations due to what I have heard about reloading Glocks.
What are the do's and dont's for these huh

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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2013, 02:02:58 PM »

Hey everyone been awhile but still here,

Interesting post at just the right time.
 I just purchased a new Glock 22 Gen 4 40 S&W.
I would like to reload but have some reservations due to what I have heard about reloading Glocks.
What are the do's and dont's for these huh

Thanks...Mdad smiley

Always trim your brass for the Glock 40's...they have an unsupported chamber. If casting use a really hard alloy and a near maximum load. Add tin to wheel weights...try for a bhn of 12 or better.
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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2013, 08:12:11 PM »

Ammo,

Thanks for the info. smiley

 So even the new models have unsupported chambers correct?

 So if I check for chamber support with a manufactured round about how much exposed area are we talking about? and would the problem be the same when reloading with manufactured jacketed loads?

Thanks...Mdad
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2013, 08:17:37 PM »

Ammo,

Thanks for the info. smiley

 So even the new models have unsupported chambers correct?

 So if I check for chamber support with a manufactured round about how much exposed area are we talking about? and would the problem be the same when reloading with manufactured jacketed loads?

Thanks...Mdad

It exposes the web of the case if not trimmed causing a head rupture.
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« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2013, 10:00:56 AM »

Opening a new can of worms here....

What do ya'll think of the Lee Bulge Buster? Have heard some shooters say they stay clear of any round shot out of a Glock .40 and up..

Maybe I've been lucky, but on my .40 and .45 I send them through the Bulge Buster.


Ammo,

Thanks for the info. smiley

 So even the new models have unsupported chambers correct?

 So if I check for chamber support with a manufactured round about how much exposed area are we talking about? and would the problem be the same when reloading with manufactured jacketed loads?

Thanks...Mdad

It exposes the web of the case if not trimmed causing a head rupture.
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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2013, 10:22:23 AM »

Haven't seen or used one...
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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2013, 04:04:01 PM »

I have a bulge buster. I had a bunch of range pickup 40 and they wouldn't chamber. Ran each through the bb, and they shoot great
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« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2013, 09:45:17 AM »


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Always trim your brass for the Glock 40's...they have an unsupported chamber. If casting use a really hard alloy and a near maximum load. Add tin to wheel weights...try for a bhn of 12 or better.
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What is an "unsupported chamber"?

Lee bulge buster...sizing won't fix this problem? Just curious since I am interested in a 10mm Glock.
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« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2013, 09:20:05 PM »

I have a bulge buster. I had a bunch of range pickup 40 and they wouldn't chamber. Ran each through the bb, and they shoot great
I guess I should clarify - I don't shoot a Glock - but my cases all had a little bulge in the base after loading - used the BB - straightened them out, and they are great rounds Smiley
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