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Old February 17, 2013, 10:22 AM   #1
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What .40 dies for a Glock 23

What dies should I order for a Semiauto Glock?

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Old February 17, 2013, 11:09 AM   #2
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Carbide, Everyone has a personal preference. Most press manufactures recommend their own. I have had good luck with rcbs and hornady. A
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Old February 17, 2013, 12:44 PM   #3
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I use RCBS carbide dies for mine. I also picked up a Lee Factory Crimp die. That combination has worked great. My glock eats my handloads like candy. You'll find the use of the Lee FCD controversial, but nearly all that use them, swear by them.
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Old February 17, 2013, 02:22 PM   #4
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I haven't had any complaints with my RCBS Carbide dies. I reload for both my 9mm and 10mm Glocks.
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Old February 17, 2013, 03:38 PM   #5
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rcbs dies with a lee crimp works. i dont like hornady dies.
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Old February 17, 2013, 04:36 PM   #6
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What .40 dies for a Glock 23

They should all work fine. I use Lee dies for .40 and have had zero issues with my own brass and range pick up brass
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Old February 17, 2013, 04:42 PM   #7
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I like the 4pc Lee die set. On the 550B I have the Dillon dies and they're good too, but I prefer the Lee resizer and crimp.
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Old February 17, 2013, 04:45 PM   #8
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Just ordered Dillon for mine. 2 weeks backorder.
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Old February 18, 2013, 03:01 AM   #9
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I use RCBS with a lee FCD works fine. I do not load a lot of .40 but I use the combo with my other calibers and it seems to work.
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Old February 18, 2013, 03:32 AM   #10
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Just RCBS.
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Old February 18, 2013, 07:22 AM   #11
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Since you are asking this question, I will guess you are not using a 550B Dillon Reloader.

I have had RCBC for years. They work great. I bought Dillon Dies for the 550B, as they work better for volume production using the Dillon Machine.

You might also add a Lee Push Through Full Length Sizing Die. I think they call them a Bulge Buster. They take any bulge out of the case from being fired in an unsupported chamber.

I reload my 40 S&W Range Brass for reuse in either my 610 or 310 Night Guard Revolvers. Revolvers do not like bulged shell cases. A regular Full Length Sizing Die will not size down far enough to iron the bulge completely out if it is a serious bulge. The Push Through sizing die does. Works just like the Lee Bullet Sizer.

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Old February 18, 2013, 08:02 AM   #12
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Re: What .40 dies for a Glock 23

I just have a single stage press

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Old February 18, 2013, 09:04 AM   #13
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I've had good luck with RCBS dies.
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Old February 18, 2013, 03:00 PM   #14
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It's my understanding that using reloads in your Glock will void the warranty. It should say in your manual. However, do a search for Glock Goes Kaboom before you do it, either way.
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Old February 18, 2013, 03:07 PM   #15
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RCBS

I think almost all firearm manuals state reloads void warranties. That's not just a Glock thing.
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Old February 19, 2013, 07:12 PM   #16
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I went with this

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Old February 19, 2013, 07:31 PM   #17
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Personally I think you made an excellent selection. My own experience is that the Lee carbide sizing die actually sizes further down the case than any of the others (Dillon, RCBS, Lyman) due to the radius being less. On rifle I prefer Redding dies, but I am happier with Lee on revolver and pistol loading than any other die sets.

If you are picking up range brass or shoot with without a fully supported chamber, you may need to run your brass through one of the push through dies. A lot will depend on how hot you load. I check mine in a Lyman cartridge gage just to make sure I will not run into problems at the range. I use the Lee bulge buster since it is carbide and I don't have to use lube.
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Old February 19, 2013, 07:44 PM   #18
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Re: What .40 dies for a Glock 23

I will probably stick with 4.2-4.5 grains of titegroup.

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Old February 19, 2013, 08:25 PM   #19
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I will probably stick with 4.2-4.5 grains of titegroup.
I am not criticizing your powder selection or bashing Tigegroup. I just think it is better to start with a slower burn rate powder. After you gain experience and see you aren't having any setback occurring and have your process well established, the risk of using a faster powder is lower.
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Old February 19, 2013, 08:37 PM   #20
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Re: What .40 dies for a Glock 23

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I am not criticizing your powder selection or bashing Tigegroup. I just think it is better to start with a slower burn rate powder. After you gain experience and see you aren't having any setback occurring and have your process well established, the risk of using a faster powder is lower.
I am going to have to be careful. I will weigh each charge if I have too.

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Old February 20, 2013, 12:00 AM   #21
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The Lee dies are good. I bought them after buying the Hornaday dies because you can charge the powder through the neck expanding die. Enjoy yours!
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