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  1. Could be either. If it is a thin barrel then it is likely the barrel. If it is a factory heavy barrel then it is likely the barrel. If it is a custom barrel on a trued action built by a good smith then it is likely you. Best way to tell is to get someone who you know can shoot and see if it does it with them too.
  2. I am well accustomed with both...and the pelican storm (3300, 3200, etc) are nicer cases than the pelican 1750, 1720, etc.
  3. I used to use pelican storm 3300. You probably won't find much better especially for the price. Lately I have been using a tac ops drag bag and like it better. It is easier to carry and fits better in a car/truck...and I can put the entire bag into the pelican case.
  4. Don't forget the desert tech. I love mine...and the bull pup design is an advantage over the longer versions. It is 308-338 and I can change barrels with little to no impact change. Msrp about $5000
  5. There have been many problems reported with the pst's, but with their warranty you really don't have much to worry about. If it breaks they will fix it.
  6. **The CPS_lite** http://primalrights.com/equipment/base-cps-lite I received the new CPS_lite and have it set up and running now. Just like the CPS, the CPS_lite is packaged very well and is a very well made unit. I have the CPS_lite set up on a lee press and it is working just as well as it would on any number of single stage presses. The CPS_lite comes set up for large and small primers...the only additional thing you will need is the appropriate shell holders (lee, sinclair, or 21st century primer shell holders...not press shell holders). **Setup and Adjustment** The set up is a little bit trial and error...but not bad. I screwed the CPS_lite into the press to about the right position (as long as it is close it will work fine) and locked down the Forster lock ring. The shuttle handle on the CPS_lite needs to be pointing in the desired position when the ring is locked down. I then set the dead stop adjustment to seat a primer intentionally long so I could slowly adjust it until it was seating exactly the depth I was looking for. The dead stop is then locked down with a cross-bolt set screw so that it will not move until you are ready to change it. The really nice thing about this setup is that it is infinitely adjustable...meaning the primer can be set to absolutely ANY seating depth...not just on every 0.001". Speed/Reliability As far as speed goes...the CPS_lite is right on par with the CPS. I perceive no problems with loading 800-1000 rounds an hour once one is used to the setup...and that includes poking primers into the tubes as well. The primer shuttle feeds flawlessly regardless of how fast the handle is moved. The lite model gives up nothing in regards to speed and reliability when compared to the bench model CPS. Comfort As far as comfort goes...this is one of the most comfortable priming units I have used. I would see absolutely no problems with priming 1000+ rounds in one sitting without getting a hand cramp like with hand priming units. The pressure on the press handle needed to seat a primer is very comparable to the pressure needed when just using a de-capping die. It requires very little force...yet even with greater force it will still seat to the same depth because of the dead stop adjustment on the bottom of the die. Feel The feel of the CPS_lite is probably going to be different depending on which press it is mounted to. The cam action of the press is going to feel different with different presses. I could feel the primers seat with the CPS_lite on the lee press, but it was not as defined as the feel of the bench model CPS. The feel is comparable or slightly better than the feel of other bench mounted or press mounted priming units I have used. A comparison between the CPS and CPS_lite The advantages of the CPS_lite over the bench mounted CPS are few...but there are some. The CPS_lite is infinitely adjustable on the seating depth...although I can’t imagine needing a finer adjustment than the 0.001" that is available on the bench CPS. Also...if bench space is an issue, the CPS_lite can easily be removed from the single stage press and stored on a shelf when not in use...while the bench model CPS will take up permanent real-estate on your bench (unless you have removable mounts). While this is not an issue for me as I have a removable mounting system...it will come into play with some who are loading in a small closet or similar. Also...the main advantage to the CPS_lite over the bench mounted CPS is the lower price. There are some advantages to the bench mounted CPS over the CPS_lite as well. The handle throw on the bench mounted CPS is shorter and therefore slightly easier than using the CPS_lite. Also...the setup is quicker and easier on the bench mounted CPS over the CPS_lite. If you are only priming one type of brass it won’t matter much, but if you are changing between large/small primers and different shell holders frequently then the bench mounted CPS will be easier to fine tune with each change over. Also...the feel on the bench mounted CPS is phenomenal in comparison to any other unit I have used and this alone is a major advantage when priming for precision shooting. Which unit to choose is going to depend on your situation. Either unit is head and shoulders above anything else out there. They are better built, more precise, faster, and more reliable than any other precision priming system I have used. If your budget allows, I would recommend the bench mounted model as the advantages are worth the extra coin...however as I said before...either unit is a great investment for your reloading bench.
  7. I use Dillon presses exclusively for loading handgun rounds. Everything from 9mm to 500 s&w and many in between. I do not consider handgun rounds to be precision rounds. Most of my precision rifle rounds are however not loaded on a Dillon as I want more precision from my rifles than the Dillon presses offer.
  8. I am considering buying a new sight. I don't shoot competition, but I do shoot a lot and think that this might be something I would like to try out. I have a taste for nice stuff and am willing to spend the money if it will buy tougher, easier functioning, more features optics. Right now I have an fnx tactical and a ruger Mark ii that I want to try this on. The fnx is cut for optics and the Mark ii will get a rail. If I like it I might eventually put one on my carry glock 19. I am considering the trijicon rmr and the delta point pro. There might be others that I would be better suited with and if so please let me know. Questions: how well does the dual light rmr work after dark? I like the idea of no batteries, but don't want to sacrifice usability after dark. Other than the dual optic/led, what is the difference in the rmr's other than the reticle? What other similar quality optics in this category should I be considering that I have not? As you comment, please also note which of these optics you own or are well familiar with. I would really like to hear from a few who have used both of these and can comment on advantages/disadvantages.
  9. Needed for 500 yards...no. Desirable in case you want to shoot farther...yes. I would go with a 20 Moa
  10. Bore tech is good. You want a coated rod as opposed to a stainless one. You want a rod that is just a few inches longer than you really need. I have a couple of 44" rods and they are difficult to deal with when you don't need them.
  11. I like Dewey coated rods and brushes dewey bronze brushes and a brass eye for patches. I would order a bore guide. Mike Lucas makes really good ones. Some kind of copper solvent, a good oil, high quality grease. A bore snake is handy for cleaning carbon out of the barrel.
  12. You will probably need high or extra high for the RPR. For that scope I would get Seekins or vortex rings. Midway lists the actual height from the rail to the bottom of the scope, so if you know the dimensions of the scope you can figure how tall you need the rings to be.
  13. Usually when a company gets money up front they have cash flow issues. A lot of times they are using new down payments to fill past orders and end up falling farther and farther behind. If that is the case then they probably won't have your money to return to you.
  14. My opinions... 1. Problems happen, but lack of communication is unacceptable. If they can't meet a deadline they better be calling and telling you why. 2. Did you pay up front? If not then call and cancel your order and get your barrel elsewhere. I rarely pay up front unless I completely trust the dealer...and those are few and far between. 3. The gun industry is booming right now (pun intended). If this barrel is something you absolutely can't live without then you have no choice but to wait whatever length of time it takes. If this is a reputable company then just wait it out knowing that the product you get will be worth the wait. That doesn't make the lack of customer service excuse able, but sometimes there is nothing you can do. If this is a questionable company that you don't trust then I would try to get my money back and go elsewhere. Sometimes a credit card company will work to get your money back, but I would use that as a last resort.
  15. It is also happening for me. I can't see any new posts. I have the beta version of tapatalk...so it is updated almost daily and is the absolute newest available. I would really like to get this fixed. I don't post a lot, but I follow the forums daily from tapatalk...but won't be able to as often from a computer. Thanks