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    Glock bulge

    I finished out my 1,000 40 cal bullets today. Out of the 1,000 cases I prepped, 14 of them had what is called "Glock Bulge". I took a picture of it, the first one shown below, but the picture doesn't really capture the problem....the second picture more closely illustrates what was going on. That is as far as these 14 rounds would go into the case gauge length sizer. While I realize that a gun's chamber could be different than the sizer, this really should be a good indication of whether or not the round is going to have an issue when used in many guns.

    I pulled out the ol' Lyman bullet puller and pounded the bullet out of these 14 cases, reclaimed the powder and primers, and put them in 14 different cases. Problem solved. Has anybody ever had a problem with reclaimed primers? I put all 14 rounds in a ziploc bag, so that I would know which ones they were and I'll fire those separately when I go to the range. I'm hoping that all goes well and I get a 'bang' on these with no problems.


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    Oh, and just as a side note, I've got my sizing die all the way down, touching the case holder on the press. There is no gap and it's as far down as I can make it go.
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    When Leonidas was preparing to make his stand, a Persian envoy arrived. The envoy explained to Leonidas the futility of trying to resist the advance of the huge Persian army and demanded that the Spartans lay down their arms. Leonidas told Xerxes "MOLON LABE", or "Come And Get Them."

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    Redding makes a special resizing die for 40 S&W; it pushes the case up through the die primer end first. Here is a link to MidwayUSA https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1012470452?pid=358543

    I don't have a .40 so I can't tell you anything else about it. I do have 9mms and have had a couple of wicked jams until I realized what the problem was. This style die won't work on 9mm because of the tapered case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldYankee View Post
    Redding makes a special resizing die for 40 S&W; it pushes the case up through the die primer end first. Here is a link to MidwayUSA https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1012470452?pid=358543

    I don't have a .40 so I can't tell you anything else about it. I do have 9mms and have had a couple of wicked jams until I realized what the problem was. This style die won't work on 9mm because of the tapered case.
    Thanks for the link, I'll take a look at that. I'd be interested if it kept this from happening again.
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    I have used Lee’s bulge buster on 9mm, .40 and 10mm without any problems afterward. I have also salvaged primers from both reloads and factory rounds without problems.
    Using the bulge buster I have pushed case head first and case mouth first, as recommended by Lee, and believe it or not, the Lee way was easier. I no longer try to sort out the bulged cases, I just run all unknown case through the bulge buster.



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    Get this:
    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1012827841

    In the Reviews section, scroll down to review #11 as he mentions the Glock Bulge.
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    Like William said I also bust ALL unknown cases , only has to be done once if your pistol has a supported chamber
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    I have only recycled a few primers and never had any issue with them.
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    Never had to deal with bulged cases. As far as reusing primers, I have done it on a few that I had to pull. They all worked fine.
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    And the one sold by EGW is also made by Lee:

    https://www.egwguns.com/smithing-too...eloading-dies/
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