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    XD45 with 200gr LSWC feed problems

    I'm having problems with using a 200 gr LSWC in my XD45.

    I've only shot 100 rounds of these that I loaded for my XD45, but I have had more hangups and FTF than any of the thousands of 9mm I have ever loaded.

    Seems that with the majority of the hangups, the little squarish egdge would have a dent, like it is catching something.

    Has anyone else experienced this? Solved this? Just don't use SWC with an XD?

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    Re: XD45 with 200gr LSWC feed problems

    Look at the feed ramp make sure theres not a bur on it. I have seen people feed swc's in autos but I would think cone/round nose bullets would feed better. If the feed ramp is not polished real smooth you may need to touch it up.

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    Re: XD45 with 200gr LSWC feed problems

    This is a 200gr RNFP. I am thinking of swapping to these.



    The other choice is a 225 gr TC



    Or a 230 gr RN

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    Re: XD45 with 200gr LSWC feed problems

    What's your cart. OAL? S/b no more than 1.245"
    Chamber check your reloads to be sure the case mouth is closed up to chamber all the way.
    Try some factory SWC loads and see if they work.
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    Re: XD45 with 200gr LSWC feed problems

    If what lumpy girts says checks out. The other choices above do look like a better choice.

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    Re: XD45 with 200gr LSWC feed problems

    I can't remember what the OAL was exactly, but I do recall it was quite a bit shorter than the book was saying. I started by loading to what the book said (Speer). The round wouldn't chamber. I kept shortening until it would chamber. I want to say it was around 1.215 or 1.225.
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    Re: XD45 with 200gr LSWC feed problems

    had a friend with a xd 45 and the gun would not feed swc even the H&G 185gr we just ended up using round or T/C style bullets

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    Re: XD45 with 200gr LSWC feed problems

    Make sure the bullet isn't touching the inside of the slide stop. Some of the Remington hollowpoints do on my XD45.

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    Re: XD45 with 200gr LSWC feed problems

    My girlfriend has the xd45 compact and it will not feed SWC's. I've heard that from most guys who have them actually.

    I had to switch my idpa bullets so she could practice as much as she wants and it eats 200GN RNFP bullets from precision bullets just fine.

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    Re: XD45 with 200gr LSWC feed problems

    Cool. I think I'll swap to a RN or TC style bullet.

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    Re: XD45 with 200gr LSWC feed problems

    I was having failures to extract when I shot 200 gr LSWC through my XD, but they would function fine with my 1911. I think there was not enough power to cycle the action, that is a stiff recoil spring on the XD. My loads were just under max so I haven't yet figured out what to do. Let me know how the RNFP works for you, and let me in on your recipe if you don't mind. Good luck.

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    Re: XD45 with 200gr LSWC feed problems

    Make sure they are long enough. If the band of the bullet is below the brass, the brass will catch when feeding.

    I have never had a 1911 that wouldn't feed SWCs...and they don't even have ramped barrels. An XD should feed them.

    I have since switched to the 230 grain round nose because it recoils lighter...but I shot thousands of 200 LSWCs through my Kimbers without issues.

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    Re: XD45 with 200gr LSWC feed problems

    i would switch to the rnfp. of some hp for an xd

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    Re: XD45 with 200gr LSWC feed problems

    Two Alpha Bullets

    I found these guys from doing some digging around. They seem to have good prices and good CS.
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    Re: XD45 with 200gr LSWC feed problems

    My XD 45 tactical will not feed SWCs either. Tried different OALs and finally abandoned them and went for the RNs and it runs fine now.
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    Re: XD45 with 200gr LSWC feed problems

    I'm glad that I am not the only guy with SWC problems in a XD. Let's me know it's not my reloading prowess.
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    Re: XD45 with 200gr LSWC feed problems

    This is a well documented issue with the XD45. Check out the SA-XD forums for more detail. Some feed, most don't. SA has been aware of the problem since day 1.

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    Re: XD45 with 200gr LSWC feed problems

    I know 2 for 2 people with the same problem in their XDs. One shot himself in the arm because of it (long story).

    My advice to you is dump the idea of LSWCs or lead of any kind in your XD.
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    Re: XD45 with 200gr LSWC feed problems

    My XD HATES wc's. I hear talk they just won't run. Something about the feed ramp and it's needing to be modded to run them....
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