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Do Glocks not like reloads

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Rictavian, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. Rictavian

    Rictavian

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    I'm having issues with my reloads not ejecting. I'm using 100gr FMJs with 4.5 - 4.8 grain Bullseye powder. I'm reluctant to go to a full 5.0gr load but if that's what it takes, then oh well.
     
  2. Smoker

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    You have to have enough pressure to operate the gun, thats how I find my start point with the reloads for my 32. Start at the bottom of the scale for my load, load 12-14 bullets & try them. If I'm just loading paper punchers I like them just loaded enough to function properly, they handle better that way. Just my opinion if your loading leaad to keep them slowed down a little to save the leading in the barrel. I have the LWD barrel for shooting the lead. Hope that helps!!
     


  3. juswes

    juswes Team Red

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    My glock loves reloads. G22 40 cal. Everything from 135 gran to 180 grain. Lead..Plated..Hollow points.
     
  4. Rictavian

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    Thanks, that does help. So now it's just a matter of time until I find the correct loads.
     
  5. D. Manley

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    A little more information would prove helpful. If you're loading 9MM (?), that seems like an odd load...an extremely light bullet with a quick powder. IF you are loading 9MM, I might suggest going to a heavier bullet weight to give you more flexibility in functional load performance. As you are, I'm betting that between the fast burn rate of BE and the very light bullet, you just ain't getting enough pressure built up to cycle properly.
     
  6. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

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    Have to agree with D. Manley, a little more info please OP.
     
  7. unclebob

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    What COL are you loading at.4.8 of Bulleye should operate the gun with a COL of 1.105.
     
  8. fredj338

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    The 9mm is designed around a 115gr-147gr bullet. If loading light 380 bullets, you need to get the vel. up there to get the slide to function properly. If you are shooting a G19 or G26, you will need full power ammo unless you change springs & I hate shooting light springs in any gun. Load for the gun, don't change the gun for the load. At 5gr you are still within pressure levels depending on OAL (very important).
     
  9. Colorado4Wheel

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    Get some heavier bullets. Even in 9mm thats really light bullet to try and opperate the slide.
     
  10. dudel

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    More info please. Is this a 9mm load? If so, what's the diameter of the projectile? That's a pretty light round for 9mm. If it's not a 9mm projectile, you could be getting too light neck tension which is keeping you from building up operating pressure.

    What are your shooting for (NPI) with that round?
     
  11. My loading data for 115 grn 9mm shows velocities for 115 grn and 4.3 grn of Bullseye averaging 1100 fps. Maybe bump up the bullet weight and see what happens. With that bullet weight the max load from a couple of sources is 5.3 grns/Bullseye but your gun might take less. And watch your OAL!
    If you have alot of bullets to use up maybe a lighter recoil spring could be a cheap fix. I prefer not to use lighter springs but if you have a huge supply bullets.....
     
  12. Just located loads for 100 grn FMJ 9mm.
    Powders used are Vihtavouri 330, 340 and 3N37, max loads at 5.9, 6.4 and 7.3 respectively, producing velocities well over 1300 fps in a 4" bbl.
    Use up those 100 grn bullets and get something heavier! Those powders will work with 124 and 147s also.
     
  13. cali92rs

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    Yea more info would be helpful....
    But i have had a b1tch of a time with my 200 gr flatpoint bullets failing to feed properly in my G21.
     
  14. ChaneyD

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    Are you sure you're getting a complete full length sizing?
     
  15. I load my MG 200g JFP to 1.20 OAL and they run like butta in my G21.
     
  16. jdavionic

    jdavionic NRA Member

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    I shoot nothing but reloads out of my G34 in matches. 1000s of rounds and no issues...except for the shooter, of course.
     
  17. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy

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    My Glocks like reloads also.
    G22 and G23 with lead, plated and jacketed from 155gr to 180gr. Powder for everything is Hodgdon Longshot and trying Auto Comp for 165 gr JHP.
    My Glocks shoot lead well and like my reloads better than a lot of factory ammo.
    My Glocks have never shot me, either!:supergrin:
     
  18. Hydraulicman

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  19. HAMMERHEAD

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    Scotty, we need more power (to cycle properly).
    100 grains is very light for 9mm, my favorite practice bullet is the Rainier plated 130 grain .356" .38 Super bullet. Plenty of weight to help cycle the slide, and the .356" diameter creates a good seal in the bore ;)