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  1. All my STI's once I get them, the first change is the recoil spring to the way I like it - lighter and then I shoot it.
  2. That is a fantastic idea about paper plates. I will use that.... This is interesting - as its low at 50 yards, thanks for that.
  3. With yours zero at 7 yards and acting like a red dot (as the hits are where the fiber optic is), how does your point of impact look like compared to sights when shooting out at 20-25 yards? Is it still like where the fiber optic is or do you now hold down at 6 oclock?
  4. Getting some opinion/ thoughts please. I have a 40 s&w 2011 STI standard division gun. Where do you usually zero your sights and what is the optimum point of aim on an IPSC plate. i.e. front sight at the centre of the plate or front sight at the based of the plate so that you can see the plate fully? What distances have these worked for you? I feel sometimes my point of impact is inconsistent with the various distances and trying to work this out. My pistol is zeroed at 15. This means that point if impact is on top of the front sight blade. For some reason in certain distances I feel that the hits are exactly where the fiber optic is on my front sight and on certain distances is just on the top of the front sight and sometimes is like I have to aim at the base of the steel target to hit it, otherwise the shots are too high. I need to do some experiment on different distances but with limited range time, I thought to pose this question to see what you all are experiencing and help me to fine tune what is the optimum way.
  5. better feeding reliability. Some short OAL tend to hang most especially during fast firing.
  6. cool thanks - good to know win231 is fairly stable.
  7. Anyone know how big a jump the velocity would change as a result of temperature change, particularly those using win 231 What I am after is if I have a load that produces a 990 fps on a 40 S&W 180gr projectile during winter at 8 degress, Will the velocity go up when outside temperatures are say 36-38 degress?
  8. out of curiousity - do you all cant the gun or retain upright when shooting weakhand? I just find that I hit the target more consistently when canting. How about elbows, stiff arms straight or bent?
  9. I also noticed that the new projectiles I have has a diameter of 0.3995 which is slightly slimmer that the CMJs I was used to which was 0.400 but when I tried to load dummy rounds the crimped them to a diameter at the lip of the case at 0.420, I could press the projectile by hand and the bullet would slip right into the case. So I had to adjust my crimp which is now 0.418. What crimp measurement do you have?
  10. By switching - does your OAL change like mine or I suppose both your 180 and 200 have the same profile and therefore no need to adjust the seating die? I am using a 2011 STI pistol and a Dillon square deal.
  11. I have been using win231 and an OAL of 1.169 on a CMJ FP 180gr which produced a power factor of 175, suitable of IPSC standard division. I had to change the bullets due to low stock to a FMJ FP 180 gr and without changing anything on my press, as I am hoping to get the CMJs once they become available, I noticed that the OAL has reduced to 1.149 and I believe this has caused the spike in my velocity reaching 1,030 fps or a power factor of 185. I am thinking not to adjust my press so that when I get back to the CMJs it will be back to the OAL of 1.169 and I once again have my match ammo ready. I guess the angle of how the Flat point on the FMJ is causing this to seat more deeper thus creating higher pressures. Question is this 1. Is it safe to run a 40 S&W at 1030 fps resulting to a power factor of 185 or is this going to beat up the gun badly therefore maybe I should just dial the powder less?
  12. I have seek tungsten sleeved barrels from Akai pistols too
  13. So a "tungsten sleeved barrel" is not weight attached to barrel?
  14. I havent had your experience of a nose dive but I made it a ritual (at least someone told me), to load the mag full and let it sit for a few days for the spring to "normalize" and then start use. My MBX mags work well on my STI Edge and DVC. At first I had problems seating it on the Edge for some weird reason it just wont catch on the magazine catch - but it sort of sorted itself out after persistently trying several times.
  15. That looks interesting - So you just used a dremel I suppose. Did it take long - is this hardened?
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