Check your bullets!
This is a discussion on Check your bullets! within the Reloading forums, part of the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics category; After collapsing several .45 ACP cases, I have just discovered some possible over sized bullets. The box is Hornady 200 gr. XTP, Product #45140, and ...
February 7th, 2014 11:44 AM
Check your bullets!
After collapsing several .45 ACP cases, I have just discovered some possible over sized bullets. The box is Hornady 200 gr. XTP, Product #45140, and Lot #2131624.
I don't have the best of calipers, but instead of the .451, these all appear to be measuring .455 to .456.
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February 7th, 2014 11:50 AM
You know, I had a minor issue with them a while back. A box of Critical Defense .357 Magnums had case trimmings left on the rim portion. They would load up okay, but ended up locking the whole cylinder up. When I say that, I mean it locked up but GOOD. Had to beat a GP100 back open. Sent the box back and they replaced it in a couple of weeks.
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February 7th, 2014 12:05 PM
After jamming my P89 with some factory loads with defects, I try and inspect the ammo before putting in my clip. When the incident was fresh I was pretty adamant about it.....then you know.....thanks for bringing this up.....will start checking better again!
February 10th, 2014 06:46 PM
This is why I chamber check (or tool check) every round before it goes into any of my guns. Something .455 or .456 would not pass chamber check for my guns. Years ago I did have a couple of rounds lock up one of my guns and after that all rounds including factory and Social gets the once over before being approved to shoot. Have not had an issue since. Have had a couple of factory fail and a few of my reloads fail.
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February 10th, 2014 07:00 PM
I chamber check everything. If it doesn't fit the chamber. it's a no go. Personally, the only trouble I've had in reloads is from Amerc brass. I don't rely on gauges. I have a Lone Wolf barrel on my Glock.
Originally Posted by Blue Thunder