ewthursby

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  1. Sorry, I should have said to get the same power factor it will take a few more tenths of a grain. Velocity will obviously be lower with the heavier bullet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Your 147 powder charge is probably a good place to START for the 122. The 147 has more inertia and a longer driving band, so it takes less powder to create the same pressure. To get the same velocity out of the 122s you're looking at an increase of at least a few tenths of a grain. Your 122 seating depth is very short, so work up slowly. The smaller space means you will build pressure faster with a small increase in powder. Take a look at your manuals and you'll notice that on average heavy bullets have lower powder charges than lighter bullets for the same powder. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Welcome from the Keystone Cup MD! I'll be shooting IDPA at Wilkes barre Saturday and Guthsville Sunday. Don't forget about the IDPA classifier match at Keystone on May 21st. You'll need your classifier for the Keystone Cup if you don't have it yet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Subscribe to this calendar, has most of what you are looking for. https://sites.google.com/site/midatlanticshootingsports/ You should also check out Lower Providence Rod and Gun, a great range local to King of Prussia. http://lprgc.org Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Screw your sizing die in a quarter turn past where it contacts the shell plate. That makes sure you get complete sizing and takes most of the slop out of the ram and shell plate. You should feel the handle cam over every time you cycle the press. Your OAL length will be slightly different from loading singles vs using the press in full progressive mode due to the full shell plate. In full progressive loading you will probably have rounds ~0.005" longer than if loaded by "single loading" with the same die settings. Hope that helps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. The Keystone Cup presented by Gander Mountain June 17-19, 2016 IDPA Sanctioned Match - Tier 2 12 Stages Full Day Format $75 match fee, includes T-Shirt, lunch, and prize table Divisions: SSP, ESP, CDP, REV, CCP Side match for monetary prizes Shooting Relays Friday - Staff Shoot (limited slots for non-staff) Saturday - Registration 8AM, begin 9AM Sunday - Registration 9AM, begin 10AM Registration opens March 1, 2016 For more information, or to register, go to: https://sites.google.com/site/thekeystonecup/home
  7. I am the IDPA match director at Keystone Sportmen Assn. If you want to get on our email list for IDPA, steel challenge and 3 gun, send an email to KSA.IDPA@gmail.com. If you have any questions or want to check out the range just let me know. Today is steel challenge at 1:00 if you're not busy. Welcome to action shooting! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Out of curiosity, what match? I'll be at the Liberty Match at Valley Forge on the 24th. And to answer your question, 130 PF is just fine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. We are at Keystone Sportsmen Association in Muncy, PA. It is just barely north of Rt 80 close to Rt 180. If you would like to receive match announcements send an email to KSA.IDPA@gmail.com. You can also Google the club and find our website for info and the calendar. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Where in PA are you located? I am an IDPA MD in central PA, and our club also runs Steel Challenge and FN 3gun. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. A good example of the growth of female competition was the all women 3gun competition held this year in Georgia. I know little about it other than they filled the match. A couple friends of mine shot it and had a great time. I'm sure someone else here has more feedback on that match. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. As the IDPA MD at my club I make it a point to try to welcome anyone regardless of demographic. In my experience, the same holds true for other MDs at my club and other local clubs (central PA). If you are safe and eager to learn we will teach, nothing else really matters. I have never heard of a woman being talked down to, and if I do at one of my matches it will be dealt with. We have a few women that shoot regularly, but they are typically spouses of other shooters. One of our friends actually started before her husband and they are now heavily involved in another local club and both SOs. My wife started competing because I did and is now the secretary of the pistol club and an SO. It is not her primary hobby, but she enjoys the sport. We start every new shooter (man or woman) we teach with a 22. It is the best tool for the job. To start competition I suggest steel challenge with a 22 to minimize movement, noise, and recoil (again, man or woman). Once they get comfortable with the timer and safety, then move to IDPA or USPSA with more rules and movement. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I am the IDPA MD at Keystone Sportsmen Assn in Muncy, PA. Probably about 1.5 hours north for you. There are a couple guys who come from Harrisburg regularly. See our website at keystonesportsmenassociation.com for the schedule. We run IDPA once a month and are starting Steel Challenge this month. You can also email KSA.idpa@gmail.com for info. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk