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  1. I tried the taccom stick on lifter extension. The A5 lifter is not flat enough for it to stick. Also there are several cut outs on the lifter that require the same cuts on the extension. I spent a good amount of time fitting it to throw it in the trash. It may be a viable option for some lifters but the A5 isn t one of them.
  2. It may take adjusting the lifter and putting a slight chamfer on the Yoplait of the chamber. Just tweaking the lifter may affect feeding.
  3. Is the bolt locked back when this happens and it's in auto loading condition?
  4. Once you try cutting on a nitride coated barrel you may change your thought process.
  5. Drums don't make sense for colt or glock mags when you can splice 2 mags together with the taccom system. It is much more economical and has the same or more capacity.
  6. BSPS is offering a base pad cover that appears to be 3D printed. It slips over the mag and base OEM base plate and could be a good option for 20 rd mags for reloading on the clock.
  7. I haven't had any issues with 9mm picking up from either the bench stand or tripod. You do have to slow fire as the reset time is about 2 seconds.
  8. I just set my dx1 to 5 yards that way I can keep all my velocity measurements in yards out to whatever distance I want.
  9. I run an endoscope on my 650 as well but mine is not Wifi it just plugs into my phone or tablet. I bought the 5.5mm endoscope off of ebay for around $20 and mounted it in the hole of the tool head where the powder check plunger would normally go. It sits facing almost straight down over the charged case and allows me to be able to see inside of bottlenecked cases as well like .223 rem.
  10. I found a soft.load using Eggleston 98gr coated bullets and 3.6 gr of titegroup at 1.05" oal . It runs 126pf out of my 8.5 in barrel so adjust accordingly. This would work well for the guys with short throated barrels and these bullets are very ecomical. Message me if you need a code.
  11. Running a short barrel opens up options you don't have with a 16in barrel. The biggest advantage is you can run lighter mass on your bolt/buffer since the dwell is shorter and pressure drops sooner without the risk of a case rupture. Is the taccom worth the price? I have no idea since I haven't run one but it satisfies the length requirement with sbr barrel characteristics.
  12. Try tumbling the finished rounds in corn cob. It is not as aggressive as walnut but will remove the case lube.
  13. I'm running a Timney 3 lb. trigger in my ramped bolt AR9 and have over 3k thru it with no issues.
  14. I run a +8 Nordic tube with a 26 in barrel with no clamp. I have been spiking in in dump barrels for 2 years with no issues so far.
  15. Run a couple of boxes of heavy field load through it then try the 1200 fps loads again. It needs some time to wear in a little since it is new and tight. I would forget tying to use B&P slugs they just don't have enough recoil to operate the system 100%. I have had good luck with Remington LR slugs, Federal Truball and Rio LR slugs. None of these have short stroked in my gun after it was broken in.