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  1. Thanks for all the comments. I think I'll build or buy a backup gun. That should cover the parts issue. I'll likely go with a standard barrel, rather than another ULW, to get a comparison. The ULW is really fast when I am standing still. Shot a match with lots of movement and I sucked, I tend to move too fast when shooting, I need to really practice shooting on the move.
  2. Got the gun, put a C-more on it I had from my days in Open, and headed to the range. The gun is a little rough as far as looks, but seems to run well. It came with with six mags, I used three that felt like the strongest springs and put 350 rounds through it. It is fast, accurate and fun. The 25 yard 8" plate rack is a piece of cake. I plan to shoot my first match with it Friday. Thanks everyone for input.
  3. If it ain't broke don't fix it, good advice. I have never even fired a PCC, my thought process is the input will help me understand the functions, nuances and things to look for. I'll likely put 600 to 800 through it in the next 30 days. Thanks for the input.
  4. Thanks for the quick reply. I use 147's in my pistols and it would be nice to use the same bullet for both. Is the heavy buffer appropriate for 147 bullets?
  5. I finally jumping into the PCC pool without knowing how to swim. Buying a used gun that runs with 124 gr 9 mm factory loads. Looking for a little advice such as spare parts, parts that I might want to upgrade or try out, things likely to break. It uses Colt mags and has a Spinta bolt, Spike's heavy buffer and Taccom ULW barrel which is basically a 5.5" pistol barrel with a shroud to make it 16". I was told that they do not recommend polymer coated or lead bullets due to accumulation in the shroud. Thanks for your input. CenTX
  6. Snowshooze has some handy gadgets, but I have had some issues with his service. I ordered a blue index roller, the invoice says blue and he sent me a black one, no big deal I'll just use the black. I ordered the Top Plate washer on August 1, 2019, when I ordered they said delivery 8/8 to 8/21. It is 8/22 and I still do not have it. I'm waiting on the washer to install all the other items I bought that have been delivered.
  7. Thanks for the suggestion, I'll look into it, that would make it even simpler. Now, I loosen the set screw on the hopper and rotate 90 degrees. The CasePro is now mounted to pair of shelves I cut and screwed together. I index the front of the shelf to the front of my work bench and the edge of my strong mount, that aligns the feed tubes. I found a piece of round screen from an old carburetor the right size to connect the tubes. I ran a couple of gallon jugs full of brass through it with no issues. So it is usable as is.
  8. I owe you. I had thought about trying that, but eyeballing, it looked like it would not fit. After you mentioned it I went back and re-evaluted my set up. I dismounted my CasePro and actually tried it. The results are not very elegant, but as a proof of concept it works. The mock up pictured actually works, but everything is just sitting there. I'll fabricate a mount, I can permanently mount or clamp to the work bench and also a sleeve to connect the two Dillon 9mm casefeed tubes. Thanks again for the nudge to just do it. Bob
  9. I found this, for me, to be much faster than the stock CasePro setup if you do not have a case feeder. The CasePro comes with a 5.5" case feed tube, unless you use a case feeder it's pretty slow. To speed manual feeding, I bought a standard 650 case feeder tube in 9mm (13.5"), more than twice as long the standard one that comes with the CasePro. It is longer, and has a smaller diameter than the CasepPro tube and, in 9mm fits nicely into the CasePro without the adapter. It fits pretty welI, but I use a rubber washer from the hardware store to position the tube. Now I can operate the CasePro with my right hand and fill the casefeed tube with my left. Not as fast or easy as a casefeeder, but much cheaper, and for me it seems faster and smoother than the CasePro included tube . Your results may vary. Further down in the topic is my set up, for CasePro and 650 with one casefeeder. Thanks to Caspian Guy for his suggestion.
  10. While it is aggravating to recently buy a 650 and have it replaced shortly thereafter, it appears that if you load only pistol or rifle calibers the 650 will load, the only hit you take is if it knocks down the value of your 650. However, to some the 650 primer system makes it more desirable. 550 vs 650 primer feed both have their detractors and fans. Having same primer feeds for the 550 and the 650 will reduce Dillon's cost. Per Dillon tech support the 750 indexing roller and indexing block with the spring are not backward compatible. IMHO these changes can be closely duplicated with third party parts.
  11. There is definitely a learning curve to go from irons to a dot. Once you are proficient wit the dot, it will be faster on most stages. Some stages with all the targets up close, dots may not be faster, but with medium to long targets, the dot will be faster. However, there some folks that have been unable to adapt to dots.
  12. I've been fighting this issue for years, I'm 71, and tried most things discussed except the two different lenses strengths. Everything sort of works, but is still lacking compared to my eyes when younger. Red dot sights seem to be the best option for old eyes, it works with or without my corrective lenses. Everything else seems to be a compromise that doesn't work without corrective lenses/contacts. YRMV.
  13. Can't answer your question, but this may help. Look on youtube for A400 Cast & Length of Pull Adjustment. The video shows an A400 wooden stock being disassembled with a kick off. Bob
  14. Trip Research was originally in Austin, they are now in Bastrop.
  15. I think I made a modest contribution on a credit card. PayPal did not want to accept the paypal@brianenos.com
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