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Any dies for a 550 to eliminate Glock bulge in 10mm?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Kwesi, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. Kwesi

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    Does anyone make a better sizing die than my Dillon carbide that is plug & play in a 550? My Dillon die is down ad far ad it can go but still does not remove the bulge completely.

    Most will pass the case gauge test while others may appear to drop in just fine but may hang up if you gauged them a 2nd time.

    BTW: I now have a KKM barrel but I've got lots of brass from the stock G20.

    Thanks
     
  2. Colorado4Wheel

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    My Standard Lee dies remove the bulge in 40 and 10mm.
     


  3. ron59

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    I use a Lee resizing die instead of my Dillon... does a better job near the base IMO.
     
  4. TonyT

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    I use a standard carbide Lee set in 40 S&W and it removes the bulge from once fired Glock brass. I do not shoot Glock's in 40 S&W but obtain the 40 S&W brass from a police range.
     
  5. Kwesi

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    Are each of you stating that the Lee die works in the 550 in station #1?
     
  6. ron59

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    Lee dies will work in all of the stations (well, I don't know if they have a PTX type setup or not). But resizing, seating, crimping... they will all work.

    My standard setup now is:

    • Lee sizing die
    • Dillon Powder drop setup
    • Redding Competition Seating Die - because it has a micrometer adjustment which means you don't have to change the seating depth by screwing the die in/out, just spin the dial. Cool. It's considerably more expensive, but more than worth it to me.
    • Dillon crimp die
    I have this setup now for 9mm and .45ACP, will copy it for .40 and .380 when I finally start loading for those as well.
     
  7. Colorado4Wheel

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    Lee has a PTX setup if you use their Powder Measure.
     
  8. Beanie-Bean

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    Thanks for the information. I've been contemplating getting the Redding Pro Carbide set, not knowing how well that would work in the Dillon. I do like the idea of the micrometer adjustment on their die vs. the loosen/check/tighten/check method with the Dillon seating die.

    Going to research quickly to see if I can get the Lee sizing die by itself. I'm liking the pricing on their stuff as of late, and have been reading on other forums that others are really getting outstanding results from the Lee gear.

    To me, the reloading gear is very similar to pots, pans, and utensils I use when I cook--it doesn't matter that I have a matched set of [fill in blank.] I am more concerned of the end result. If that means having a smorgasbord of brands in the same toolhead, or on the same reloading bench, then so be it.

    Again, I appreciate the insight on what works for you. I'll adopt that strategy and will report back how it works on my bench.
     
  9. I wonder if the Lee bulge buster would work on the 10mm as well as the 40? That's another option.
     
  10. IndyGunFreak

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    I would think so.. but.. then (assuming he doesn't have a single stage press)... he'd hve to buy another press.

    The whole point, adjust your dies properly. Dillon's dies do not full length size. A Lee die does... thus why this problem is often solved w/ the Lee sizing die.

    IGF
     

  11. Quite true, but depending on the bulge's location the lee die may not remove it completely either. I used the old Lee C clamp press, that's cheap and efficient. I used it to size cast bullets but I'd wager it would work fine for the bulge die, as well as the fact I reloaded 30-06 on it several times.
     
  12. Colorado4Wheel

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    You can get the Lee sizer by itself. I like the Lee deluxe 3 die set and then add the crimp die. No FCD that way. I have found my Lee dies work better (not as good, BETTER) then most others. I have not tried Redding. I do like Dillons Crimp die because I shoot lead. I see zero reason to own anything but a Lee sizing die. I am sure that Redding may be a tad smoother or some such thing but for my money. It's hard to beat Lee's value in their dies. But I do avoid their FCD. Thats just me. I am a real man. I don't need no stinking FCD to fix my sheat.

    I have yet to find a case me Lee dies will not resize properly. I can't tell you how many rounds I have loaded for KKM and LW barrels. NEVER a issue. And you know how bad those can be for being tight. Why make a hard job of using a entire separate step (bulge buster) when a normal die will more then likely work.
     
  13. IndyGunFreak

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    I'd have to agree w C4W... I've yet to see a *properly* adjusted Lee sizer die, not remove the Glock bulge.
     
  14. Kwesi

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    Where can you purchase the Lee sizing carbide die separately? Midway only has the set and Lee's site does not list it either.
     
  15. ron59

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    I got my sizer dies alone from Midway, not a set.
    Here's the one for 9mm:
    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/default.aspx?productNumber=578115

    How I found it easily.
    Reloading->ReloadingDies->Handgun Dies->9mm

    At that point, on the left will be a list of manufacturers, if you click Lee, you will see all the Lee stuff. They sell the dies as a kit, and also individually. Which caliber you looking for ?

    [EDITED TO ADD]
    Oooops... figured it out, you were asking about the 10mm. While they sell the crimp die separately, looks like they only sell the sizing die in the kit. But the kit is only $28.... doesn't seem *too* expensive:
    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/default.aspx?productNumber=280965

    That Redding Seating die I mentioned goes for something like $80 or $90 just for the ONE die. It's not cheap.
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2011
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  17. Kwesi

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    Thanks! I'll call them and see if I can just purchase it. Don't have any need for the other dies.
     
  18. Colorado4Wheel

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