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G32 Ammo setback?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by HGxyz, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. HGxyz

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    I just got my first case of 357 sig ammo - Federal AE 125 FMJ - and the very first round I looked at had severe setback, over 1/10 inch (obvious on visual inspection without comparing to other rounds).

    Is this something common for 357 Sig? The rest of the rounds I looked at were OK. I've seldom seen a factory round with problems (the ones I saw were usually Russian made) in 9mm, .40, or 45 - probably less than 5 in the last 100, 000 - so seeing this on the very first makes me wonder. Not uncommon? Fluke? Bad omen?

    Waiting for the gun to arrive, so I can try them.
     
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  3. HGxyz

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    You call that "setback"? I'd call it defective! It's not just a little pushed in, it's mal-formed.
     
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    Unfortunately I have seen that too.
    Always with 357 Sig.
    Seems like that round is susceptible to it.

    I really like that round.
    But have started to move to 40 and hot 9mm instead.
    My G27 can run all three calibers.
    I haven't made my final decision yet.
    The shoot out will continue with a special ordered Storm Lake extended ported 357 barrel.

    But my gun just sings with a Storm Lake G27 40-9mm conversion barrel
    and Speer Duty GDHP 124 +P 9mm ammo.


    ????? The Saga Continues
     
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    Yea that round is pretty bad. coming from someone that reloads 357sig (just did a batch today), thats extremely unsat. I never had any issues with set back like that with 357 sig. I have even "re-racked" ammo without issue.

    Be rest assured, thats not the norm with 357sig. Its one of the most awesome rounds out there. I love it!
     
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    That's a pretty extreme case. After hearing about the .357 sig's propensity to have these issues I decided on only a couple press checks per round then it goes into the magazine. Do that twice then they've got to be shot. One particular company seemed to have caught a lot of cyber ink on the subject a couple years ago and I have a lot of their stuff in stock so I'm careful.
     
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    This is with factory rare.
    With reloads you have that more often.
     
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    I got some UMC that had setback out of the box, however it was not that bad. The poor profile of the bullet was partly to blame. I always make sure to check every round of ammo no exceptions. The .357sig has less contact with the bullet due to the short neck vs most straight wall handgun rounds. The round can be tapped back out to the correct overall length and fired at the range.(have done that numerous times) Just keep in mind once the bullet slips a certain amount of neck tension is lost.
     
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    I have a 357 sig Corbon PB that has some nice setback, My dad also had some federal 9mm that had some as well as far as I know all ammo can have setback but since the 357sig is a necked cartridge it is more susceptible to setback
     
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    I find it is not a factory problem but more of a shipping/handling problem. The necked down case makes it easier for the bullet to be pushed down into the casing.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yikes......I've put 500 rounds of S&B, and 100 rounds of WWB through my G33 and haven't seen anything like that. Just recieved 300 rounds of Underwood and they look great. Obviously a defect
     
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    I hope this is a collection accumulated over many years.
     
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    I have had three 357 sig pistols. Still have two. Shot many factory rounds, have never seen anything like this...:shocked:
     
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    The shipping issue mentioned by NCHeel may explain it - mine took a coast to coast truck ride to get here.
     
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    I would call Federal and let them know, and hopefully they will send you a box of 50 for your troubles (ya never know).
     
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    That is just sucks.. My grammar on the other hand.. Beautiful..

    Call the manufacturer and have it replaced with two free boxes..