StevenR

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    Steve Thomas
  1. I went through a box of 124/125 gr. with N320 then WST and both were too smokey. Please let us know if you find a good powder as the bullets good otherwise. Thanks.
  2. I go 1.135 with BBI 180's. They are finicky about having enough crimp, but are not hitting the lands.
  3. Hi. You can paypal me at barthightower@yahoo.com. send it as a gift, please. 

    Also, where would you like the mags shipped?

    1. StevenR

      StevenR

      Thanks, just sent the money.

      Send to:

      Steve Thomas

      770 S 75 E

      Cedar City, UT  84720

    2. lawboy

      lawboy

      Got it. Will ship tmw.

  4. I wonder if perhaps a batch of the competition hammers were not hardened properly or something. My SP-01 with competition hammer wore out in under 20k.
  5. Spring pressure reduced from oem?
  6. Thanks slavex, nice to hear some news.
  7. They smell just like BBI.
  8. Had this happen on my LNL and came to the conclusion that these primers are flat enough on the bottom that they would catch, not the one in the priming mechanism, but the one above it. So I polished the areas that could cause that catch and flip action, which seems to have fixed the problem. Don't know where or if that could happen on a Dillon press. Good luck!
  9. Had the my TS 40's barrel break there, but round count was 15-19 K. Could you explain how the angle you mentioned would cause the barrel lug to crack, please. Thanks, Steve
  10. So far have been able to adjust without removal. Heard removal is a pita as the screw is staked in place. Good luck.
  11. I'm guessing here, but the little springs push the sear cage/ejector forward, so maybe the ejector is farther back now. Could just as easily be the extractor or extractor spring causing problems too.
  12. I found N320 to be too smoky with lead, WST was smoky, but not unacceptable. Don't notice the smoke much with coated and N320.
  13. Your bullet will determine the max oal the chamber will hold, there is also a limit to what the magazine will reliably feed. I understand that 1.145 is about the magazine max, but I keep mine at 1.135 inches. YMMV if you are only loading 10 maybe you can run them longer. Anyway, for the bullets I shoot there is no need for reaming.
  14. Thanks noylj. I have noticed how deep the expander actually goes into the case and was somewhat annoyed, but now it makes sense. Thanks, again.
  15. So which dies are considered improper expanding dies. Just wondering if I can improve my process. Thanks