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    Jay Mackey

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  1. I'm shooting through my first batch from ACME and they seem like a very good value. $365 delivered (with 10% discount) for 6,000 9mm 124 Grain RN-NLG Coated = $60.83 / 1000 Accuracy is good and I haven't had any I wanted to discard yet (loaded & shot 700 so far). They come in nice wooden crates and with lots of targets as well. Bullets were at my doorstep 2 days after placing order too.
  2. I get 10.2 gr of 3N38 in a resized 9mm case - flush with the top of the case.
  3. I ran nearly 5000 rounds at 1.200 before I had a bullet fall out. Was running True Blue at the time as well, so it wasn't compressed at all. 1/5000 isn't a high failure rate, but I still don't like to get burned by the same thing more than once if I can avoid it either.
  4. Thanks, that is correct - I did mean 1.200 Seemed like it was enough tension on the bullet, until it wasn't.
  5. My experience is that doesn't leave enough of the bullet in the case. Not enough case tension to hold bullet reliably. I ran MG 124 JHP's at 1.200 until a bullet fell out of case inside magazine during a stage. Kinda messy malfunction. I adjusted OAL to 1.185 with 124's and 1.165 with 115's and have never seen this again.
  6. Yo Robbie!

    This is Jay :)


    Tell me about your PCC if you don't mind. Have you shot it in a match yet?

  7. I received my first order from ACME last week (124 RN) and have loaded several hundred so far. Bullets seem pretty consistent for coated with zero found that I wouldn't load & shoot. Not saying the finish is Montana Gold level, but they aren't in that price range either. ACME seems like a really good value and they look NOTHING like my 9major loads (MG-JHP).
  8. Absolutely not a myth. Both of my CK Thunder 9's purchased this year have short throats. Many other reports of the same on BE. Max I load to in my CK's is 1.130-1.135 OAL with MG JHP's - bullets contact throat at 1.140-1.145. Also, many folks simply do not plunk test their loads. Just because someone loads to 1.165 does not confirm the bullet isn't pushed into the throat a little in that gun.
  9. +1 Not enough overtravel will present just like this. You may also have got a tiny piece of grit in there that pushed it over the edge from just barely enough overtravel, to not always enough. Try increasing OT by 1/2 -1 turn and see if that fixes it.
  10. I first used True Blue for 9major in 2008. Overall, it is a great powder. Pretty clean burning, not temp sensitive and very dense - 14.2 grains to fill a 9MM case to the top. Definitely NOT a compressed load for our uses. I really like the smell when it burns too The major load I used in a 5.5" Trubor S2 barrel was: MG 124 JHP OAL 1.165 8.2gr 172PF With that said, I recently tried it with my new CK Thunder 9 and the short OAL this gun needs right now... not a good match. Very flat primers when loaded to 1.135 OAL and major PF. Recoil impulse was very harsh compared to similar HS-6 & WAC loads at same OAL.
  11. A perfectly zeroed gun does a LOT for your confidence making tough shots. I highly recommend taking a little time to shoot some groups with your gun as supported as you can get it. I use my range bag and a table to get locked in and turn the dot brightness down a lot. At 50 yards, a solid black 5" circle target is really easy for me to perfectly align the dot in also. Really helps in getting decent groups. A little smaller target (2-3") for 20 would be better. Also, Your dot should be 1.1" over the center of the bore (CK mount and RTS2). If you zero at 20 yards you should also be zeroed around 50 (assuming 1500fps MG-JHP 115's). yds inches under / over point of aim 0 -1.1" 10 -.5 20 ZERO 30 .2 40 .2 50 ZERO
  12. Still waiting on that PT&G carbide throater...
  13. Definitely do the plunk test to determine how long you can load. I have 2 CK open 9's now and MG124's contact the throat at 1.40-1.145 OAL in both. I load to 1.130 OAL. 6.9 gr WAC @ 1.130 is good for 1410 in my guns as well. You do not want to run loads that start out pressed into the throat - will increase peak pressures. Not sure if this could account for your tumbling? Seems unlikely, but would be easy to find out.
  14. GREAT looking gun!
  15. So it does not loosen and allow my zero to be compromised ? Its a metal screw in a metal body, right? Why would this be bad?