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About rdinga

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  • Birthday 04/18/1961

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  1. Typical primer loss with Dillon 550

    Two quick thoughts-I have have at least 6 550's in the past 20 years. Best case scenario- the occasional tight primer pocket, flipped primer, gremlins and the x wife are blamed for the random failures. Then I returned to the 1050 for 9mm. The percentage of rejects went down and my satisfaction increased....
  2. Zero 147 JHP, 4.0 WSF, COAL 1.10, I prefer CCI primers, federal do in a pinch. Accurate in every gun I own. Mild and clean. I prefer the recoil impulse of WSF to VVn320.
  3. Does Anyone Lube their .40 Casings

    I use One Shot on every pistol case I load. It makes a nice difference.
  4. Wst for 9mm minor

    Older Hornady manuals list WST. Hornady 4th edition shows 124 jacketed with WST--start 4.8-max 5.4 If you google search skills are really strong, you can still find original Winchester Load data for WST. Use this tip carefully. ....you can generally take a published load with 231 and reduce the load by .1 and use the data for WST in 9mm WST will perform best with 147's and coated lead. My personal favorite is 3.6-3.7 grains of WST with a 147 Bayou flat point or the Zero 147 JHP Darrell has published several spreadsheets on this forum showing his load data with various lead bullets. Lots of excellent WST data in those sheets
  5. WSF For 9MM......

    I shoot 124 PD with 5.0 grains of WSF at 1.10 using cci primers. Very accurate and mild recoil in half dozen different guns. As I increased the powder charge towards 5.0 groups became smaller and the load burned cleaner.
  6. Love my 1050. At the moment its a dedicated 9mm machine. Getting ready to purchase a toolhead for .40. My 1050 supplements my 550 as the dedicated multi caliber machine. Sold my first 1050 years ago while moving and grieved for a long time. Dont plan to be without one again.
  7. Thinking its either a brass or die setting issue. I load Zero 147 JHP's to 1.10 with no problems using sorted Winchester brass or Speer nickel plated brass.
  8. Have always preferred the slow push recoil of 147's over the snap of 124's. This past weekend I was practicing on plates. After a few hundred rounds, I observed my times were better with 124's loaded over 4.0 grains of VVN320 vs 147's loaded with 4.0 of WSF. What changed? Does the faster cycle time of the 124's make a difference?
  9. I would send the whole thing back to Dillon for cleaning/tune up. It will come back like new. These guys work magic!
  10. I use the uniquetek unit on my 1050 with the arendondo drop slide. Very happy it.
  11. I took the rachet tab thing off of my 1050 and it has run much smoother since then. It might be worth your while to order a new primer slide that no longer uses the little rubber piece on the end.
  12. Creature of habit-have my loads dialed in for WSF. Have lots of n320 on standby. WSF just works great for the Zero 147 JHP's I prefer to load.
  13. Smoke or no Smoke

    i prefer WSF for loading 147's. Very Low smoke- WST and VVn320 have done equally well. I just prefer the recoil impulse of WSF
  14. 180gr bullet and 4.2gr WST?

    I use 3.8 of WST and SNS 180 NLGFP. Mild and accurate
  15. What's the best Fiber Optic front sight?

    Just installed a set of Dawson sights on my 35. Really like the sight picture.