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  1. OP you mentioned it doesnt pass the JP gauge, but does it chamber on your rifle. I just switched to Forster FL sizing die from Dillon, nothing wrong with Dillon die, it just out of sevice temporarily, and the brass from Forstyer doesnt fully go down using my JP gauge but will go in all the way with Dillon gauge. Test fired the ammo using the Forster die and all chambered 100%. The brass that was sized using the Dillon die will all drop straight to my JP and Dillon gauges.
  2. Just installed an Odin Adjustable Gas Block to my 18" rifle lenght bbl ( 223 wylde 1: 8) , Also Reduced Power Buffer Spring and a Lighter buffer, full mass BCG was used since my ordered Low mass BCG is still in the mail.. .My ammos shoots differently than it use to be, for examble, before my 55 grs doesnt groups better than the 62 grs., now its the other way around.This happens when some gas restriction on the GB was applied. Is it maybe that the extra gas or pressure went to the bbl instead to the bolt.
  3. Which would prefer and why? Primary purpose as secondary sight to be mounted on 45 off set mount. Thanks
  4. Jack, my pistol 2011 in 9Major is set up as permanent, Im more interested on my Rifle which has 1-8 variable. thinking of installing a RDS as secondary sight for close range targets to get away with "scope over bore" . Old dogs never learn new tricks?
  5. Hi, whats the consensus on where to mount the RDS , 45 deg?, whats your opinion mounting on top of the main Scope, with this set up I dont have to tilt the rifle at 45deg. . I will be put in the Open Div. doesnt matter since my pistol is Open anyways. thanks
  6. also interested in Faxon, its only the Lightweight BCG I can get, . thanks
  7. thats true, more pricey, But out of curiousity with my Borka Torque Limiter ( 65 inch lbs) , tried to test if it will return to zero after 2 times of on/off to my upper, honest to say that it did RTZ. I'm sure other well known mounts might also do the same. well I dont usually buy new toys that much often, should be good for next 5-6 years. btw, got the mount when Geissele had 25% sale.
  8. muzzle going sideways to left, the up/down is okay
  9. I am using the slimmest of their pads, it measures around 13 7/8", personally I prefer 13.25" LOP, Tried using the Limbsaver before with my 1301, didnt like it, a little bit sticky when shouldering, maybe for Trap or Hunting is fine. . Unfortunately dont have the budget to buy the Compact model. if not mistaken it will have a 13 to 13.5 LOP.
  10. here's my rifle set up 18" bbl with rifle gas, VG6 brake ( epsilon), Vltor A5 buffer system with 6.03oz buffer , BCM BCG, and Std. Gas Block the muzzle rise is not bad, but its the muzzle Torque I want to minimize or if possible eliminate. would going to adjustable gas block like Odin or Superlative helps? with adjustable gas block I can at least go for a lighter buffer 3.9oz ( vltor A5 h2) which I have on hand. and possibly with a lighter buffer spring. thanks
  11. how about the M2 Compact Stock, a little expensive only
  12. was thinking of sending it to Dillon, but I manged to unintentionally disassembbled the decaping pin which according to Dillon will just damege the die itself. made a mistake, I unthreaded the decapping assembly all the way up, but the other half of the pin is still left inside the die body and brass. stupid me, read the instructions after I screwed up, it should be the other way, lol. happened to me 3 yrs ago, and was successful in getting off the case, this old brain doesn't keep accurate info anymore, lol
  13. ashamed to admit,but I managed to stuck case on my Dillon sizing die, followed the instructions on how get out the case, unfortunately to no avail. since I might need a new sizing die, was thinking of the combo above, to be honest was haapy with the Dillon sizing die. but sometimes its nice to know to have other options.
  14. Just curious about this combo ( Body Die and Neck or Collet Neck Die) on resizing brass ( 223). Better and precise than a SB Full Lenght Sixing Die? Lube still needed for the Body Die?, its for my AR. Redding and Forster has all the 3 dies, which brand is more easy to use and better results. thanks
  15. try search Frankford arsenal, saw a couple months ago about a "Dryer"
  16. might as well join this post. just acquired a Swarvo Z8i1-8 x24, the way I understand it, the scope should be zeroed at its highest magnification which 8x inorder for the reticle to work best. . in the package ( box) it came with a sample of bullet drops chart with different bullets weight and ammo brands together with velocities. However the chart examples are base on a 100yard zero with 6X magnification and not on the 8X . Did I missed something here. not a scope pro here, so your advice is much welcome. thanks
  17. I bought a JP case gauge, unfortunately it will not do good for me, even the dummy round with a shoulder of 1.448 will still fit , this lenght will chamber but needs to be mortared to extract. If not not mistaken the 223 Rem lenght from base to shoulder is 1.438" so 1.442 would still be good to go.
  18. I did resized again all my prep brass, using Sinclair Shoulder bump gauge 1.444-1.446 will chamber and extract without problem, 1.447 will chamber alright but a little hesitation when extracting. 1.448 will still chamber but has to mortar to extract the round. All of these chamber and extracting are done manually. I measured some factory rounds - Federal fusion, Winchester and some Hornady's, all the 3 brands register a shoulder of 1.444- 1.445. Hope this helps.
  19. this is one of my concern, maybe Dan and Steve can mentioned their gas system, Thanks btw, using a standard BCM BCG and Vltor A5 system with 6.3oz buffer, although a have a reserved A5 buffer ( H0) 3.9oz. .
  20. forgot to mentioned its a 1/8 wylde chamber, my only concern is since its a fast burning powder might not be the best for a rifle lenght 18"' bbl. thanks, once spring is here I can try shooting at 200-300 yrs, only available right now is a 50yrd indoor. thanks
  21. I still have a couple of my old reloads using these components , (H335 powder, 55gr fmjbt) which was for my 14.5" bb, mid gas 1/7 twist, Rebarelled my rifle to a 18" 1/8twist with a rifle gas system. Maybe a slower powder would be more approriate? , any recommendation please. max of 300 yards shooting . thanks btw, also have a couple of 748 powders at hand.
  22. Yeah, that's the thing with Vortex got so many outside vendor, you dont know where or who made it, dont want to take the risk and pay a overprice from China, they also carry Bobro's mount which is great. So Dan you have this particular mount? Are they any good, its pricey though
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