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  1. 4.8 gr Shooters World Cleanshot under a 180gr coated bullet at 1.18. 173-174 PF from my DVC Limited and Edge. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  2. I'm interested in these as well. Any updates? https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/eaa-tanfoglio-witness-pro-semi-automatic-9mm-45-barrel-171-rounds?a=2205216
  3. The only way to tell is to slug your barrel, mic the sample and know the true diameter of your barrel. The bullet needs to seal the bore. Basic stuff for running lead bullets. The problem is when you try to skip steps and treat loading cast lead like you're running an FMJ. Coatings aren't magic, you're still loading a cast lead bullet. Ones reloading practices should reflect this. You can have a perfect application of Hi-Tek and the coating will fail with an improperly sized bullet. It happens with every manufacturer. Most commercial bullets manufacturers are hopefully using certified foundry alloys and that will eliminate questions about hardness issues. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  4. Most of the time when you see a dept that authorizes a 1911/2011 platform then the officer is paying for it. The guys that don't mind spending that on a 2011 are the gun guys of the dept. Your "run of the mill" officer won't buy a 2011, much less a new gun for duty use. You also have to remember, not all police agencies issue weapons. I work for a large agency and we have an authorized list of weapons to pick from, the officer purchases the weapon that best suits him/her. I much prefer that over being told I have to carry a weapon that might or might not like.
  5. The interior of the lube bands aren't touching your bore, its unlikely that's causing the leading issue. At the end of the day, Hi-Tek isn't a cure all, you're still shooting a cast lead bullet. Have you ever slugged your bore to determine your true diameter? Ideally you want want your bullets sized .002 over your bore diameter. I'm sure Brazos will be along shortly to help out. My first guess would be that it's a sizing issue rather than a coating issue. However, I did a LOT of experimentation with Hi-Tek a few years ago and it can be very finicky coating to apply. I had batches of bullets that would randomly have coating failures. These were batches made using the same application methods and baking temp/ times that had previously worked for thousands of bullets. I never really figured it out. My biggest gripe with Hi-Tek is that there are no US made competitors to offer a similar product with better technical support. Ultimately, I was never able to come up with reliable answer for the coating failures, my best guess was temperature / humidity variability effected drying and baking times. I kinda gave up on figuring it out and dealt with an occasional bad batch whenever it came up.
  6. Brazos Precision is legit. I sold the owner my Magma Mk 8 Bullet Master and Lube sizer. I would take advantage of his prices while he's new to the market and his prices are low. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  7. Ive been following reviews of the mk7 for the 1050's on facebook. Those that own them really like them. Personally, I wouldn't want to run one on a 650. Too many plastic parts on a 650 including the indexer ring. For the cost of the 1050 mk7, I can buy another 1050, MBF, and an ammobot. Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk
  8. Shooters World Clean Shot powder actually lives up to its name. One of the cleanest powders Ive ever used. Very minimal smoke with any of my coated bullets. Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk
  9. A company names Shooters World is now importing Lovex powders that are along the Titegroup / Win231 burn rate. I guess I will start stocking up on these while its still relatively cheap and plentiful right now. 231 is my most frequently used powder, hate to see it go.
  10. Most of my Lee pistol dies would do that. Some worse than others. No amount of adjustment would ever fix it. I ended up switching to Dillon and redding dies. Problem solved. I think its simply a QC issue.
  11. Well $2,500.00 is certainly an interesting starting place. Unless I miss my guess there will not be just a ton sold. The R&D may eat them up to recover. So lets see...... 1800.00 Dillon + 2500.00 Mark 7 + 350.00 Bullet feeder. So out the door no tax or shipping a total loader would cost $ 4, 650.00 Really!Yes, interesting indeed..... Well, for double you can buy a CamDex to do pistol I believe... Aren't they in the $10k range? Camdex does more than double of the Mark7 in speed. For a CamDex to do Rifle its like $75k? Or was that Ammoload... I forget. Camdex for pistol is running around 30k
  12. Its a nice step up for smaller commercial reloading businesses. There is a big gap from the 1050 to camdex / ammo load machinery.
  13. I like the tie in's with Breaking Bad
  14. I just got my 1050 in 223 last week and had an extra spring and a washer from the parts bag. Sent from my SPH-L900 using Tapatalk 2
  15. Im a fan of plain old tumbling in dry media. Quick and easy and get back to reloading ammo instead of drying cases. If you want pretty brass then stainless is the way to go but I dont need pretty I just need it clean enough to go bang. Sent from my SPH-L900 using Tapatalk 2
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