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  1. posted here in error

  2. This load was 170PF in my Chaos: MG121IFP 10.3 AA7 1.165 OAL CCI 500
  3. Or, try some different tapes until you find one that works. Some clear packing tape or scotch tape may be a little thinner and work perfect for you. How thick is the tape you tried? Mine was .005"
  4. Yes, I did a comparison to AA7 in this thread using this lot of SWMP.
  5. FYI, the 8# container of SWMP I used in this comparison is lot 514. The marking is smudged, but legible under best lighting.
  6. From what I've heard, yes.
  7. Not a fan of N350 for this use. I've worked with quite a few powders over the years with 9major including N350, 3N37, 3N38, True Blue, HS6, WAC, AA7 and now SWMP. I like the feel of 115's best in open, so this limits your powder choices a little more. Less dense powders like N350, 3N37 & 3N38 are compressed quite a bit, and this causes problems with holding OAL (rounds lengthen after being loaded) and getting the PF you want as well. I experimented using a powder ram in the early days and it caused more problems than it solved (reduced case tension on bullet). True
  8. Just put another 200 rounds through gun with similar results - lots of unburnt powder everywhere. Compared to 200 rounds of most recent dirty lot of AA7 - same. For grins, I cleaned & lubed both guns with about 1/2 the quantity as normal of a thicker oil 5-30 (instead of 0-20). This isn't a lube issue - its a bunch unburnt powder circulating through my guns. Pressures are high but not crazy as indicated by slightly flattened primers. I tried magnum primers and that was worse... guessing the magnums were enough extra umph to spit the bullet out of the case before pres
  9. Interesting. I use 2 drops per slide rail (apply at back of slide & let run down inside of each rail) . 1 drop on barrel by comp and spread around (no oil on ramp or chamber). 1 drop in barrel link cutout 1 drop on top of disconnector Valvoline Synpower oil in 0-20 when its cold & 5-30 when its hot.
  10. Just read that glowing post... wow. By 'clean', they are posting pictures of insides of empty brass! My spent brass is very clean as well when I pick it up. It's the inside of my guns that I'm interested in staying clean though.
  11. Here is what my gun looks like after starting out clean and shooting 100 rounds of SWMP (MG115JHP @ 1.165 OAL, CCI500, SWMP 10.9 grains). Better than my current batch of AA7... still on the dirty side though. This chrono'd at 170.4 PF with ES & SD much better than the 10.7 grain load. Might try taking the charge up another notch to get 173-175 PF and see if it cleans up at all.
  12. The 8# AA7 I'm having so much trouble with is has a small white label on it marked 2042 and 191818 (presuming the latter is the production date). So this would have been released in 2018, not 2019 like I was thinking.
  13. I'll post that tonight. I already looked on the new SWMP package and couldn't determine the lot number. Were some smudged numbers on label, but not legible.
  14. Hoping so since that's my reason for trying it. I have a few hundred rounds loaded ready for a clean gun test. It should be pretty obvious if its cleaner than my current batch of AA7.
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