Reloading issues

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by Etienne, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Etienne

    Etienne New Member

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    Having trouble reloading my friend has a lee reloader we have tried reloading for my glock 23 gen 4 from his reloader but the bullets doesn't feed ( fit in the chamber ) it has a bulge thats made by his reloader on the last stage when his bullet gets pushed it to the casing so my question is wats a good reloader that will not make that bulge as i also want to get one and reload for my self
     
  2. brutusvk

    brutusvk New Member

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    Your dies are not set up correctly is my guess.
     

  3. Etienne

    Etienne New Member

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    See its his reloader he has a vector spv2 .40 that thing will feed just about any thing so he is not really worried about that so now i want get my own cose factory ammo is killing my wallet shooting about 500 rounds a week at about $12 for 25 bullets ( worked out roughly as the south african rand is about 8 rand to the us dollar )
     
  4. Happysniper1

    Happysniper1 New Member

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    OhMyGod! $12 for 25 bullets!

    Yes, you need to reload.

    I am trying to understand the issue here: when the rounds are completed, there is a bulge in the case where the bullet is seated? Does the bulge mimic the outline of the bullet? If so, and if the case was properly re-sized in the beginning of reloading, I would say the bullets are out of specification. Maybe.

    If the bulge is towards the bottom of the case, they are not re-sizing properly. Lee makes a die that removes the bulge from firing .40S&W/10mm rounds in a pistol with an unsupported chamber, such as a Glock. It is called the "Bulge Buster".

    Can you post a picture?

    Having said that, the other popular and reliable brands for reloading are RCBS, Dillon, and Hornady, in that order (my opinion). I use a Lee "Bulge Buster" on my .40S&W reloads, and the die fits my RCBS reloader.
     
  5. Etienne

    Etienne New Member

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    Will try to get a pic of one of his reloads yes the it mimics the out line of his bullet
     
  6. Happysniper1

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    Are the bullets factory-made (jacketted) or does he make them himself? And are they exposed lead bullets?
     
  7. Etienne

    Etienne New Member

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    He uses lead i know cant shoot lead in my glock and not planning to does lead cose that bulge
     
  8. Happysniper1

    Happysniper1 New Member

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    If the moulds that he used to cast the lead bullets are out of specification, they may be creating bullets of an incorrect diameter (in other words, wrong caliber).

    BUT if the sizing die that he uses is faulty, the brass cases may not be the right diameter, if the bullet diameter is correct.

    The only way to be sure is to measure the diameter of the bullets at the base of the bullet using a micrometer or caliper, and the outside diameter of the brass cases (before putting them thru the expander die) after it has been re-sized.

    Sorry if it sounds too complicated. Do you have or can you get a digital micrometer or digital caliper like this:
     

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  9. Etienne

    Etienne New Member

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    Found the issue with his reloading kit on the last die it crimps the casing before the bullet goes in that coses the bulge so its sorted thanks for the help guys so i ordered a lee pro 1000 and now just waiting for my temp license to arrive so i can take my gun home but that should be between today and monday if this silly government approves the dam thing man wish i lived in the us
     
  10. Happysniper1

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    I am glad you were able to sort it out, and hope you have better luck with your reloader.

    Cheers!