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Old 11-03-2012, 23:22   #1
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Buffalo Bore HC not agreeing with Lone Wolf barrel

So I have an extended and ported Lone Wolf barrel for my glock 29sf and Buffalo Bore's 220gr hard cast FACTORY ammo is not seating all the way into the chamber. I had this problem before with some handloads, so I assumed it was my error. I was able to fix the handloads' problem with just making sure there was enough crimp.

Then today, when I wanted to compare my 200gr hard cast handloads to Buffalo Bore's 220gr, sure enough, the same problem arose. Just about 50% of the factory ammo FTF'd. Before firing any of it, I did notice that they did not come crimped but trusted the manufacturer. I did the drop in test after coming home, and fail :(

Has anyone else had this problem? Will it be okay to put a crimp onto the factory ammo if that solves the seating problem?

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Old 11-04-2012, 20:08   #2
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Typical LW barrel, the chamber is too tight. Send it back and ask them to open up the chamber. Be prepared to wait 6-8 weeks.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:23   #3
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Do not change the crimp on any ammunition that you are not developing yourself.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:45   #4
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LWD chambers are VERY TIGHT. That's problem #1. In addition to this your lead bullets are (I would suspect) .001" over bore diameter. Suggest that, at the very least, you give Lone Wolf a chance to make some extra money on you by returning your barrel to have, at least, the chamber opened up. (That sharply cut shoulder at the front of a very tight chamber, probably, ain't helping either.)

My personal solution? Bar-Sto Precision!
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Old 12-11-2012, 23:03   #5
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Well, I should add some closure to this thread in case anyone has similar issues and comes across this.

I sent my barrel back to Lone Wolf and explained that it was not reliably feeding factory ammo. In first discussions with a representative, it sounded like I would need to pay the $30 fee plus shipping (again) to have work done. Though I made sure to make the point that I only wished for the product to reliably feed factory ammo like such a product would be expected to do.

After a few weeks after sending it off, I received the barrel back in the mail with a note saying that they had "moved the leads back, polished the feed ramp, fee ramp going into the chamber and the chamber itself." And how does it now pass the "plunk" test? With flying colors.

I'm happy with the final result, and feel like Lone Wolf is taking it upon themselves to settle up for any lack of quality control from their factory, which may be an improvement from recent dealings I read of. But still not sure if I can recommend their product.
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Old 12-11-2012, 23:35   #6
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Well, I should add some closure to this thread in case anyone has similar issues and comes across this.

I sent my barrel back to Lone Wolf and explained that it was not reliably feeding factory ammo. In first discussions with a representative, it sounded like I would need to pay the $30 fee plus shipping (again) to have work done. Though I made sure to make the point that I only wished for the product to reliably feed factory ammo like such a product would be expected to do.

After a few weeks after sending it off, I received the barrel back in the mail with a note saying that they had "moved the leads back, polished the feed ramp, fee ramp going into the chamber and the chamber itself." And how does it now pass the "plunk" test? With flying colors.

I'm happy with the final result, and feel like Lone Wolf is taking it upon themselves to settle up for any lack of quality control from their factory, which may be an improvement from recent dealings I read of. But still not sure if I can recommend their product.
Thanks for the update. I am glad they made it right for you.
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Old 12-11-2012, 23:53   #7
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Typical LW barrel, the chamber is too tight. Send it back and ask them to open up the chamber. Be prepared to wait 6-8 weeks.
One of the best things LWD brings to the table is that if you send them some dummy reloads (no powder or primer) in advance, they will cut your chamber accordingly before they ship your barrel.

I ordered one of their barrels in 2009 that had some other issues but once I sorted them out, it was decent enough.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:28   #8
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Let me refer you to this post to describe your issues...
http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1457067
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