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Glock 19 Stovepipe/FTE with handloads

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by H1500308, Mar 5, 2008.

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  1. H1500308

    H1500308 Member

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    My G19 would stovepipe/FTE on my handloads today. Nearly every round caused a problem

    Unique powder
    115g FMJ
    CCI primer
    Lee .5 Dipper

    Gun operates flawlessly on WWB.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. J Lambs

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    Get an XD, they are way better than Glocks.





    Just Kidding!!!!
     
  3. FieroCDSP

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    Weigh your charge from the dipper. the starting load is listed 5.1gr Unique, but given Unique's bulk and limited metering ability, I'm willing to bet you're probably pulling only 4.8 or so. The dippers are okay with a consistantly metering powder, but with Unique you should weigh your charge. A load of 5.2 or 5.3 would probably be what you want, but you'll have to trickle it. Get a scale. I use the Lee one that came with my kit. They're not expensive at all.
     
  4. JDGray

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    Step up your powder charge

    Light loads will cause stovepiping. Glocks are sprung pretty heavy, so they are prone to stovepipes with limp wristing and weak ammo.

    I have a 10yr old Son, who tests my downloaded ammo, for function:D
     
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