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the bulge

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by pepe1, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. pepe1


    Jun 2, 2009
    Just got a new 20sf. New to pistol but not rifle reloading. Shot 100 rounds of Remington UMC nickel cases. A lot of them are slightly bulged. Are they ok to reload. Is this a sign that I need to go to an after market barrel. Planning to load Hornady 185 xpt, not really feeling like I need to go over 1200 fps. Probably not going to shoot it a lot, more of a niche gun for me, trail and hunting use.
  2. freakshow10mm

    freakshow10mm 10mm Advocate

    Welcome to the 10mm.

    UMC sucks.

    Get a KKM barrel and toss the Glock barrel in the trash.

    Make sure you size the brass properly to remove the bulge.

    Done deal.

  3. albyihat


    Aug 3, 2007
    SW Montana
    While the choice to get an aftermarket barrel is up to you, the bulge has never been an issue for me when loading for any glock guns with factory barrels. Resize correctly and you will be fine. The glock chamber support issue was more an issue with 1st gen. glocks AND badly made .40 brass. This is a hot topic and I expect more than one person to chime in and tell me I am wrong. I feel perfectly safe reloading for my factory barrels and while a aftermarket barrel may provide a tiny bit more chamber support they also have more issues with feeding ect.... Just my 2 cents.