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  1. Thanks Superdude. That article is very interesting and gets to what I am trying to test. Whether a load can both stick a bullet in the barrel and cycle the action which will specific to a particular firearm.. It is less problematic in a pistol (as long as you don't rack the slide and fire again) but I am working with Thompsons and MP5s where you can't possibly get off the trigger fast enough. Trying to figure out if handloads are safe (again assuming someone is not stupid and racks the bolt and keeps firing after a potential squib). I am trying to find any data on the "secondary explosive effect" with pistol powders which gets a lot of internet speculation but there appears to be little data.
  2. In a subgun, a squib that cycles the action and fires the next round with a bullet in the barrel will at least ring the barrel and often worse. (often fills the barrel...) Painful and expensive on a 100 year old gun. That said there appear to be lots of stories on this but no data. I suspect that the real issue is that someone has a squib and then cycles the action by and and keeps going, but want to know.
  3. Question is what powders can be safely downloaded to zero. I want to test for action cycling and sticking a bullet in the barrel all the way from full squib (primer, no powder) all the way up to full loads in small increments. I seem to remember that very reduced loads are dangerous with some powders but don't have a source. I am working on this in 9mm and 45 ACP Thanks for any help
  4. Just went through this with a new Akai open gun and new MBX magazines. Plus I got a few where the round would flop from side to side and jam on the edge of the feed ramp. All this a few weeks before the Nationals. I took a big gulp, made the scary call to change something right before a big match, called dillon and ordered a supercomp plate and 4K brass. It is SO MUCH BETTER. Rounds stack properly in the magazine, don't nosedive and feed properly. I have not had a single malfunction since. I was trying to use up the the super brass I had (including thousands new), but giventhe time, trouble and expense to travel to matches it is a false economy. You will probably need a new extractor.
  5. Have they announced the dates / location for Hicap 2020? thanks
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  7. The Alchin seems to work best with timers and my X-ring Be careful of the Kidd trigger and X-ring. The single stage in particular does not work well. It is a great rifle, and a great trigger but there is a geometry mismatch between the two. Check out the triggers from Power River Precision or use a Volquartsen
  8. Getting back into open and need to upgrade mags (currently running old STI tubes and unknown (I have forgotten) innards) Limcat DragonCat in 38 super It seems like the MBX are the most popular. Thoughts? I am interested more in reliability than cramming in the last possible round. I am not worried about the price difference. Finally, it used to be that you bought 3-4 140s and a big stick and then you were set, but now there are 155s. What are people using those for? thanks Brad
  9. Couldn’t make it this year due to an unfixable conflict. How well was the match run? Have they set the dates for 2020 yet?
  10. Anyone know what the trick is to download the 2019 Steel Challenge matchbook. I can see it but not download https://uspsa.org/matchbooks/WSSC/#page=1
  11. Does anyone by chance have the scores for the 1981 and 1982 Nationals in their archives? I shot those two matches and am trying to figure out how I placed thanks Brad Henske
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