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  1. I think that the lee die instructions are attempting to err on the side of caution; in general lee attempts to get people into reloading with the least amount of tools possible. As such, I think lees suggestion gets most cases in most presses sized plenty. ALL sizing dies should really be adjusted to a particular rifle or series of rifles and size the shoulder back .001-.003. Consider that re-sized case dimension depends on the chamber that the case was fired in before sizing and ensure your setting up your dies to size those "worst case" cases sufficiently if using range pick up brass.
  2. again, I am specifically asking about a select action pistol in the first post, not double action. Select action is
  3. yes... again clearly I understand rule; that is and was not the question. Explain why would not apply then in addition to
  4. I'm not attempting to overthink. If everyone "knows" that's how it is... then what rule tells me that? What about My question is specifically about and
  5. that's what I have been told; how then do we ignore rule
  6. What is the start condition for a production, select action pistol that has an external safety that CAN be applied when the hammer is down? Its either hammer down and safety off or hammer down and safety on. looks like its just hammer down; looks like you have to have the safety on too “Selective action” – chamber loaded with hammer fully down, or chamber loaded, and hammer cocked with external safety engaged (see Divisions in Appendix D). With respect to Rules and, the term “safety” means the primary visible safety lever on the firearm (e.g. the thumb safety on a 1911 type handgun). In the event of doubt, the Range Master is the final authority on this matter. This safety must be on while the firearm is loaded in the holster or loaded in any other USPSA Competition Rules January 2019 42 location stated in the Written Stage Briefing (e.g. table start, in a drawer, etc.), in order to follow 10.5.11. If the primary (thumb) safety cannot be applied when the hammer is down, it is not required when the gun is in that condition.
  7. did you use the PSA hammer or the JP hammer?
  8. Should a JP trigger work w. PSA 9mm Hammer in a PSA 9mm gun? I believe that folks are saying that JP triggers will run in most PCC's but I'm not sure if they are talking about JP hammer and trigger or just trigger. I have a CMC PCC trigger and it feels nothing like the ones I have in my other 223 rifles. Thanks
  9. I looked through several threads already so apologies in advance. I have a PSA AR9 lower, complete TACOM upper w. TACOM recoil guts and 14.5 barrel. CMC PCC trigger was working, then sputtered a little. I lubed it up and it kept running without another issue. Gun it/was very new w. 300 rds thru it. I have experimented w. JP trigger and stock hammer and disconnect or that came w. PCC. This combination of JP trigger, the two screw adj. one, and PSA stock hammer appear to work but have not shot it yet. Does can anyone please confirm that this combination SHOULD or SHOULD not work. Trigger pull is heavy as it still have stock hammer spring but I like the reset better than the CMC trigger. Ill order a JP RP spring provided this SHOULD work. thanks
  10. Dude, I think you have all kinds of gun/ magazine / ammunition issues. The MOST likely cause of a malfunction in an AR, and I have to assume its an AR as you don't say, are magazines and lube. Since you changed several items; I think the MOST likely cause is the ammunition, possibly the stock some how, and finally the magazine. The magazine is last provided you have had those magazines run in that gun before. Magazine extensions COULD cause failure to feed issues if there is something going on w. the spring or its assembled incorrectly or its just plain full of crud. "No problems other than one double fire" is a BIG problem that needs looked into, you also need to make sure you did not simply bump fire the trigger which can happen. Look at the ammunition again, are they really light hits or just firing pin dimples? Excessive sizing can cause issues and create an excessive gap between bolt face and firing pin.
  11. I might take a different approach to this one. While I don't exactly know what a tac rifle match is where you shoot, I might consider what the CLOSEST targets that I might expect. If, for example, "Close" targets are 25-50M, then I might consider a 2-10X scope. There are several good 2-10's out there but I like the Vortex. I know its a response that you did not ask for but that's what I would consider if it was me.
  12. Don't create solutions for problems that don't exist. Your rifle is fine, I suspect, with ANY primer, pistol or rifle. If the hammer is staying back, I don't think you will get a slam fire. Go shoot and check back in if you do. in the unlikely event that your rifle is not 100% fine, your not going to hurt anything.
  13. ummm. If the firing pin is striking the primer then the gun will go bang... How are you not getting slam fires? are you getting dimples on the primers? that's different... and normal. Is the hammer following the bolt when you release the bolt and hold the trigger? what exactly is happening?
  14. No..... A bushing in a bushing die does not "float". A bushing die, FL or NK allows you to control the OD of a sized case. This allows you to do a few things like control neck tension and eliminate the use of an expander button if you turn your brass. increasing or decreasing neck tension can have a positive effect on accuracy. Eliminating the expander button can help to eliminate excessive wear on case necks and reduce work hardening as well as the chance of split necks. Generally speaking, you want .002-.003 tension for a gas gun and .001-.002 for a bolt gun and a bushing die, or a custom honed die allow you to set the neck tension for a specific case or a specific neck turned batch of cases. If you switch to thicker neck cases you would have more neck tension than a thinner necked case. As already pointed out, bushing dies will not size all the way to the shoulder and all new brass should be FL sized in a normal FL die before using a bushing die. Bushing dies will allow case modification; i.e. you can neck down 6.5 CM to 6mm by putting a 6mm bushing in a 6.5mm CM bushing die etc. All things being the same, any quality die will load quality ammo with minimal runout provided you have good brass. I have all kinds of .223 and .308 dies from shooting NRA HP for years, the bushing dies are a bonus as you can work the brass necks a little less but that's about it. For the money, I really like the Wilson dies with a carbide button. If you are mixed brass, there is not an advantage and they do cost more.
  15. I adjusted my gas block to run w. my 62g short range ammo. That ammo has same powder charge as longer range ammo, 24.2 TAC, and I can go all the way down to 50g bullets and the rifle still runs w. same powder charge. I don't know, but I think that the gas volumes is the same as I'm running the same powder charges but the heavy bullets are running higher pressure, and as such the system still runs.
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