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Anybody know if the 45 auto XD'M will feed LSWC bullets?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Rule3, Dec 1, 2010.

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  1. Rule3

    Rule3 Member

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    I know the regular XD's have trouble with SWC bullets but does the newer XD'm with the match barrel/feed ramp have the same problem or not.?

    All my XD's are the regular type and thinking of getting the "M" in 45.

    Thanks
     
  2. GIJOEL

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    Mine feeds them just fine provided it's clean. After 200-300 rounds it might hicup now and then, but I rarely shoot that long and that much shooting without a wipe down and re-lube.
     
  3. Jech

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    I don't have 1st hand experience with the XDM 45 yet but the XDM9 and 40 both function without issue. It's my understanding that the slide rib design is altered in the XDM platform versus the original HS-2000/XD and this adjustment allows SWC designs to feed reliably. My searches around xdtalk.com only ever find in threads with fairly "parrotlike" posts without any solid verifiable information to back up their claims both in favor and against shooting SWC styles.

    As a sidenote, Missouri Bullet Company's 12 BHN Bullseye #2 LSWC (H&G #68 mimic I think?) seated at a very long OAL of 1.275" has functioned 100% reliably in the 100 rounds sample pack I ordered. That far out, they barely fit in the magazine but the "shoulder nicking" is the most forgiving of any length I've tested. 4.6gr/HP-38 never gored or deformed any shoulders enough to create any noteworthy accuracy issues. ~2" groups at 10 yards of 10 shots versus my usual ~1" ragged hole is satisfactory for my IDPA purposes.

    Hoping for some solid info to be posted that really holds some water =)

    ~ Jech
     
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    XDM45 has modified slide rib (angled) near the breech area compared to straight slide rib of regular XD45 to extract LSWC without issues.

    Take the slide off the frame and look at the slide rib that "rides" and pushes on the top round in the magazine. The slide rib near the breech area will be slightly angled down to push the top round further into the magazine so the ejecting case base rim will clear the shoulder of the LSWC bullet.
     
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  5. Rule3

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    Thanks, Sounds good. I will pull apart a XDm and check it out at the LGS.
    Im waiting for a gently used one to show up, Only 9's and 40 so far. Don't need any more of them.;)
     
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