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whiskeytango

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  1. I think this is great, and should you care to share your presentation I'd love to get a copy of it. I think one of the main things to stress to NEW shooters is that no one cares about your score, but YOU. It's been my experience that new shooters are so worried about being embarrassed because they finished last, or next to last. At then end of the day, new shooters need to be encouraged and applauded for getting out to shoot!
  2. Cross posted from the gun springs forum to get more info... I've gone through my MG 115's and I bought some of the 147 BBI's to try out as a factor of cost. I primarily shoot a G17 and a G34 in IDPA, but I also like to go and plink with the wife. That being said, I'm trying to come up with a good combo for the wife to shoot the bigger guns and not have to hang on to a handful. I went to the 12lb spring with my 115's (3.4g of TG) and the slide really seems to beat on the frame. Running a factory spring, or 15lb spring, I'm shooting the 147's with 3.5g of solo with no issues. From your experience, what is the lowest, reliable charge of solo1000 that I could go with running the 12lb spring in a G17? I've loaded up some test rounds but I have yet to make it to the range, I've got about 10 of each loaded from 3.3, 3.1, and 2.8.
  3. I've gone through my MG 115's and I bought some of the 147 BBI's to try out as a factor of cost. I primarily shoot a G17 and a G34 in IDPA, but I also like to go and plink with the wife. That being said, I'm trying to come up with a good combo for the wife to shoot the bigger guns and not have to hang on to a handful. I went to the 12lb spring with my 115's (3.4g of TG) and the slide really seems to beat on the frame. Running a factory spring, or 15lb spring, I'm shooting the 147's with 3.5g of solo with no issues. From your experience, what is the lowest, reliable charge of solo1000 that I could go with running the 12lb spring in a G17? I've loaded up some test rounds but I have yet to make it to the range, I've got about 10 of each loaded from 3.3, 3.1, and 2.8. I'd like to hear your thoughts, I may also post this in the reloading section too if it is a better fit there.
  4. That's like a $350.00 stroller... I know because I bought one for my 8 month old... Dang fancy gun buggy!
  5. I just picked up a few from Bigred44, thanks for the link! I got the Arriendo(sp) dials and they were priced higher and they're purple!
  6. Any chance you'll make a version for the iPad (with a bigger size and graphics for the iPad)?
  7. I'm loading 147BBI over 3.5g of solo1000 and once i got the powder thrower adjusted i'm able to stay within .1 when i do a random check while loading. The most important thing to remember is being consistent while loading and do the same thing to the press every time.
  8. I've got 1k of the 147's on order from BBI and they should be here in a few days. Normally I load 115 MG's with 4.1g of TiteGroup. From all the reading I've done, TG is a bit to fast for the moly coated bullets and I don't want to deal with the aftermath. I know that folks are having good results with Solo1000 and Universal Clays with the black bullets. Has anyone had any good experience with Win 231? I have an 8 pounder of TG and about 10 pounds of 231 and if 231 would work, that would save me from having to buy another powder. Thanks for all of your help guys!
  9. Fwiw, I used the Sordins today at a match for the first time. I was pretty pleased overall. I did end up adding a set of plugs under the sordins just because it was a little too loud for me for an extended period of time. I was shooting outside if that has anything to do with it. If i were wearing them while i were shooting by myself probably would not used the plugs. It was nice being able to hear what was going on around me at the match.
  10. I just use mine for their intended purpose. Boring, i know.
  11. Thanks for the link BE. I actually bumped that post back in Oct of 09 to see if there was any instructions or video added...
  12. With about 2k cases to de-crimp, I think I'll give this mod a shot!
  13. I know this has been discussed before, but is anyone doing it? I called and spoke with someone at Dillon a few months ago and the person I spoke with said that they would not distribute a casefeeder for the 550 with rifle cases because they could not get the reliability that they would want in a production item. He went on to tell me that there are those out there that have been able to get the casefeeder to work with the .223 cases with some slight modifications and using some parts from the .380 conversion kit. Is anyone out there using this with success? If so, would you mind posting your findings, thoughts, and instructions. I am finding myself needing to load around 5k .223 per year and I am in desperate need of a more speedy process but I don't want to switch to a 650. I have two 550's (one LP and one SP), and I have to many conversions and tool heads for the 550 to sell one off.
  14. I had this same problem for a while until I tried a few things... What worked for me: When I push the arm down to take the cases up into their respective stations, I guide the case in station 2 into the powder die. What I found is if there is ANY variance between where the case is and where it has to go to fit inside of the powder insert inside of the powder die, the powder will skip right by it. I don't have this problem with .308 cases, just with .223 cases. This slows down my process just a tad, but it actually makes it more efficient because I don't waste powder and I don't have to stop to clean up spilled powder. Give this a try, it works like a charm for me.
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