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Old 09-24-2012, 12:09 AM   #1
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I have a new Glock 17 , I do my own reloading I am useing 4.4 gr red dot powder with 115gr XTP bullet, I took it out today and shot 10 times, The 8th round didn't fire so I look at it the primer had ben hit so i loaded back in the gun and tryed it again and steel wouldn't fire I did again steel on good I pulled the back and the bullet was higher than the chamer, Does it need to be broke in or am I doing something wrong

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Not every round goes bang, 99.99999999999999% fire, but not all of them.

If 9 of the 10 fired, I would not lose any sleep yet.

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I have a new Glock 17 , I do my own reloading I am useing 4.4 gr red dot powder with 115gr XTP bullet, I took it out today and shot 10 times, The 8th round didn't fire so I look at it the primer had ben hit so i loaded back in the gun and tryed it again and steel wouldn't fire I did again steel on good I pulled the back and the bullet was higher than the chamer, Does it need to be broke in or am I doing something wrong
If you're loading for target practice that 10% failure rate is horrible. If you're loading for self defense it's even worse. I would suggest you buy some factory ammo and see if it's you or the gun that is the failure.
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OK, I am going to be "that guy". It is very difficult to understand what you are reporting because of your grammar, spelling and limited use of punctuation.

I have no idea what you mean by " the bullet was higher than the chamer". Please try again, slow down and break your thoughts into smaller sentences. Pics would help.

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The bullet that I was talking about was going to high in the gun & wouldn't chamber, I set the lenth like the book said, Do XTP work in Glocks OK, I am useing 4.4gr of red dot powder, I have allways did my reloading and eventhing was fine

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OK, I am going to be "that guy". It is very difficult to understand what you are reporting because of your grammar, spelling and limited use of punctuation.
Thank you so much. I was going to be 'that guy' but I chickened out. I'm still not sure I understood what he was trying to say.
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Kinda sounds like mag problems.
If you are getting "Fail To Feed" problems with the rounds not getting aligned with the chamber.

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Are you saying the bullet is seated too long? Take the barrel out of the gun and drop the loaded rounds, one by one, into the chamber. They should seat fully from just gravity. The base of the bullet should be even with or VERY slightly past the "hood" of the barrel. That is the small rectangular portion at the top of the chamber.

If they are not seating properly, look first at the crimp. You should have a slight taper crimp that "squashes" the mouth in to the bullet a barely visible amount. Not enough crimp, the mouth may still be flared slightly and causing the hang up.

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Glocks tend to shoot everthing well. So the problem looks to be in your skill at reloading or compontents. Go buy a couple hundred rounds of 124gr FMJ from magtech or remmy bulk and shoot it to see that the glock runs just fine. Then go from there.

Your typeing is waaay worse than mine and I did not think that was possible.

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The Glock 17 is one of the most reliable handguns ever make. Many will feed empty cases.

Your problem is either a bad magazine (it's rare, but it happens) or ammo.

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