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Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by cebuboy, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. cebuboy

    cebuboy toy soldier

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    hello bog, some of the brass cases that came out of my stock glock 21 has a bulge near the case head at the unsupported chamber area. are these cases still safe for reloading? is this normal? bullets are 230gr total metal jacketed standard load.
     
  2. Medpilot 2

    Medpilot 2 Smkumifyagotum

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    They have been "Glocked".

    You may still be able to use them for some light loads if they don't show any other signs of stress other than the bulge.
     

  3. ogiebb

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    yep they have been "glocked" try using a good sizing die like a lee or EGW (same thing)and iron them out also look for some signs of pressure..
     
  4. doctabako

    doctabako Gun Aficionado

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    Had the same problem before with my Glock 30 when I used Teflon round nosed ammunition made by Tactical Corner(available at twin pines) which had a PF of 186(indicated on the label). They can still be resized, although my reloader advised me to throw them away after reloading them once. Be safe, the money you save initially isn't worth a cracked frame at the least, or worse, personal injury. FWIW Factory Armscor Ammo don't exhibit these signs.
     
  5. bulm540

    bulm540

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    I am using glocked once fired cases in my .40 & knock on wood, I hAVE not had any problems. I probably reload them 2x.
     
  6. ogiebb

    ogiebb

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    i do also.. i buy them at brassmanbrass.com i load them up to 3x then throw them away...brass for .40 is so cheap its not even worth picking them up..glock fired brass is hit and miss some buldge but i take the extra precaution to use an EGW sizing die to iron out those pesky brass;)
     
  7. 9MX

    9MX Rei!

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    does this apply to G17 brass as well?;Q
     
  8. ogiebb

    ogiebb

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    actually it does sometimes .."SOME" brass fired from my glock 34 wont chamber with my CZ and Kahr using dillon dies.;Q ;Q ;Q
     
  9. batangueno

    batangueno Shock Resist

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    You guys are lucky over there...brass are like gold here.;f
     
  10. ogiebb

    ogiebb

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    i remember when i shot a match in laguna and some guy was trying to steal some of my brass..luckily a always mark the bottoms with a red marker:(
     
  11. A question for you reloader guys, please - Northstar charges P7 per reloaded lead-head round (same price whether it's 9mm or .45acp or .38 special). It's decent enough reloaded ammo.- cycles the slide OK and is good enough for practice-level accuracy - but is not as powerful as factory Armscor ammo. I think some sergeant in some military camp makes it.

    Just curious - what does it cost you reloaders to make 9mm/.45/.38 special reloads with lead heads? a friend of mine who used to do it said about P4 - 5 per round. If that's the cost more or less, I guess P7 a round is ok as I don't shoot all that much. Maybe for real volume shooters, it would pay to go through all the hassle and cost of setting up a reloading operation. Thanks.
     
  12. cebuboy

    cebuboy toy soldier

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    in cebu P7 is tmj standard load .45, if third party bbl like barsto or kkm is used will those bulges disappear?
     
  13. doctabako

    doctabako Gun Aficionado

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    I don't reload but True Power in Susanna Heights,Muntinlupa(near Bilibid Prisons) only charges 4.50 per for lead heads and 5.50 for teflon and you get to specify your powder charge and bullet weights to get whatever PF you like.:)
     
  14. 9MX

    9MX Rei!

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    armscor marikina charges P5.00/pc fmj major load using cci primer. mataas talaga ang charge ng indoor ranges, jethro mcs is already open and i heard it has similar rates.

    it must be all those opex, among which is the airconditionng system which ensures the shooter gets a hefty dose of lead;f
     
  15. "...among which is the airconditionng system which ensures the shooter gets a hefty dose of lead.."

    Yes, 9mx, unfortunately that's true. After a session in Northstar I blow my nose and boy! there's the powder and lead dust. I actually cough for a while after a session. Ah, but an outdoor range in downtown Makati would be impossible. Ft.Bonifacio the closest.

    So, I conclude from your comments that P7 per reload is relatively expensive : should be more like P4.50 - P5.50. The extra is for the airconditioning and rent in downtown Makati.



    :(
     
  16. 9MX

    9MX Rei!

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    ante,

    3 weeks ago, i was able to practice at the shooting range of the security and escort batallion in fort boni. its an open range and they only charge 50 bucks per person, no membership fee. if you're early you get the next available monobloc table;)

    unfortunately, i cannot detail the directions in writing as i am unfamiliar with the specific landmarks surrounding it.
     
  17. Eye Cutter

    Eye Cutter Moderator

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    The Security & Escort Battalion (SEB) Range is the home range of Club 1911. It's located at the back of the Fort Bonifacio Station Hospital.

    Coming from EDSA-Mckinley, turn right past Essensa going to Nichols. Enter the Army HQ Gate and you'll see the Army Museum and Clubhouse. Turn left then make a right and then you will see the hospital. Turn left (going downhill) then right at the gatehouse of the SEB.
     
  18. Thanks for the directions, guys. I have been to the Marine and Navy ranges - as a guest; but they aren't open to the walk-in public, as this one apparently is. P50 entrance fee? Cheap! Do they sell reloads there?
     
  19. get2now

    get2now Yowsa!!!

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    If it's bulged chuck it. It's not worth the problems it could cause, especially in a Glock. It's no fun having one of those blowing out on you.
     
  20. cebuboy

    cebuboy toy soldier

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    thanks for the info, those bulged brass makes me uncomfortable, i'm planning on getting a kkm barrel, any comments?