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  1. I am looking to buy a Caldwell "Shootin Gallery" moving target system. Anyone have one they want to sell, or know where to get one that is in stock. Looks like they may have been discontinued. Shooting Galley Video Clip
  2. Thanks to everyone, I was able to fix the issue. Took about 200 rounds to the range this past weekend and had so issues at all!!! Fix was to get a separate seater, and crimper. Everything else on my set up stayed the same.
  3. Thanks for all the ideas guys. Picked up a new Hornady seater, and installed yesterday. Adjusted to seat only, and not crimp at all. Ran a couple of test rounds and it seated everything perfect, and to length, and there was still the slight bell on the case. Next station was the lee factory crimp, and took all the bell away and added a slight crimp. NO MORE MUFFIN TOPS!!!!! Ran them through my AR9, MPX (soon to be for sale), and my glocks. NO ISSUES.
  4. With the dillion seater, there is no seating stem, it just fits in place with a clip. I will order a different seating die, that allows setting of the depth with a stem. Hopefully that will cure the issue.
  5. I am about to say screw it and never load 9mm again. Here is the deal and photos lets see what we can figure out. I am currently loading 147 gr Ibjehead coated bullets (but have loaded extreme plated, rainier plated, BBI, and Bayou Coated) all have had some of the same issue. With the coated, I scrape the coating off, and with the plated I "ripple" the coating to the essential same effect, leaving muffin top on the case where it meets the bullet. This is all once fired indoor range brass sorted to keep out the weird internal stepped cases. Loading Process on a 650: Size and decap using Dillion Carbide Dies, Turned 1/4 turn past touching the plate to get a little cam over effect and try and decrease the "glock bulge" Prime and drop powder using dillon powder die. (I have used extreme bell, no bell, and the perfectly measured 3/thou bell on the case and it does the same on each type of belling) Seat using a dillon 9mm Seating die (Again, tried seating deep, and shallow, but typically at the 1.10 length to shoot in my glocks, and PCC) Lee Factory Crimp die. (Set to extreme crimp, proper crimp, and no crimp) makes no difference. Now as I load, I will get a full 25-30% muffin top on all rounds. This is simply unacceptable. At first I thought it was a bell issue, and therefore adjusted that, then thought it may be a seating issue, and then finally a crimp issue. I have adjusted all items independent of the any other changes and still get about the same result. Then I thought I might be "undersizing" the brass, and thus "shoving" the bullet into an area that is too narrow. I remembered having a lee undersized die, and thought that was my problem, but when I checked the dies, I have the dillon, and must have the lee in the box somewhere. Any Ideas? Please help before the 9mm toolhead takes a dive off the end of the boat!!!
  6. I host a .22 match at my club, and people love it. Just as above, spinners, KYL's and everything out to 225yards. Meanest thing I have done so far is a KYL at 75-yards, and another at a little over 115 yards......kicker is you can only dial for range and hold over for the next!!!!
  7. VZ-427. Left hand. Buddy has one for .22 PRS marches. Tack driver and fairly cheap.
  8. Thanks for the info. I ended up with a liberty .22 can. I was actually able to make a trade for it with stuff that was just sitting in my safe!!!
  9. As for the pros, you have listed them. As for the cons, it would have to be price. I just purchased a Accuracy International AT, and the cost difference between the folder and the non-folder was over $400. And that was dealer cost!!!! I would say save the money. Get a non-folder.
  10. I like the Saracen bag, by warhorse Tactical. Chas is a great guy, and even delivered my bag to a match we were both shooting. Similar to the tactical udder, I believe the Saracen came first, but don't want to starting a flame war.
  11. So I have found a place that has the Ryder 22A's for under $200, so with the $200 Tax Stamp, it is now the same price as many other suppressors normal price. Wondering if anyone has any experience with this model and how they like it?
  12. So I have a labradar, and set it up using the instructions and several youtube videos. It does not seem to want to trigger and records any data. Sensitivity is set to 1, and I am at the "close" distance. I have tried the it with the muzzle, behind, at, and in front of the unit. The Orange "armed" light is on, but after about 30-rounds between all the positions it has not picked up or triggered a single round. I am starting to think I have a dud unit!!!!! Any suggestions?
  13. I guess if I put this in the right forum I might get more answers So I have been lurking around the Whidden site, and am intrigued about the click adjustable dies. However, I had been using Forster dies for my 6.5x47 Lapua. I use the dillons for the .223, and pistol, but want the extra precision of the PRS rifle dies. Any recommendations, or are the Reddings, or others just as good? I have a 50% certificate for Redding dies that I could use.
  14. So I have been lurking around the Whidden site, and am intrigued about the click adjustable dies. However, I had been using Forster dies for my 6.5x47 Lapua. I use the dillons for the .223, and pistol, but want the extra precision of the PRS rifle dies. Any recommendations, or are the Reddings, or others just as good? I have a 50% certificate for Redding dies that I could use.
  15. I have a rugged for pistol calibers and they are top notch. First day I took it out, I had a bullet tumble at the end, and take a chunk out of the end cap. Very first shot I watched it on video!!!! Called Rugged the next day, and they had a new cap sent out that afternoon!!! I have a Saker in .308 for mt PRS gun, and the .223's. I ditched the ASR mount, and went with the AREA 419 adapter. Great decision!!!! Other than that, I want to get a Thunderbeast. They really support our sport (any many others). They make great kit as well.
  16. I use this guy. I have never had a stage that I needed more travel, that was not easily adjusted with the leveling head, or a quick adjustment to the front leg of the tripod. http://soar.reallyrightstuff.com/TA-U-LC-SOAR-Universal-Leveling-Base-with-Clamp
  17. I tried to give it a chance, but after 2.5 episodes, I think I will go back to the original, or Simon and Simon!!!
  18. Just an FYI, I have the Odin mag relaease, and I also have the old gen1 KNS anti-walk pins in the lower. Those two items do not play well together!!!! The mag will insert, but the pins are too wide on the outside, and the extension will not allow the button to be pushed in far enough to real ease the mag. Not sure how other generations of pins work.
  19. Thanks guys, ended up going with the Faxon with the AR extractor. Now to work on the recoil system. I want to test the JP scs, versus the Hudraulic buffer, JP AR308 springs, and the waffle spring!!!
  20. I'm stepping back into the back into the game for 9mm Pcc, and what wondering what the new goto brand of bolt carrier is? Is it still JP, or what about Faxon with the AR-15 extractor?
  21. So I was at a PRS match that I needed to use my Glock. On the last stage, I pulled the pistol, racked the slide, and attempted to pull the trigger, and it was all locked up..... I did the old tap, rap, and no bang. Dropped the mag and in doing so I saw the little bar that you depress with your trigger finger inside the trigger was jammed perpendicular to the to the frame, and jammed up the works. Grabbed my mag and used my buddies pistol to finish the stage. When we were done, I asked the RO if I could try and fix it and shoot a round or two. He said sure. When I went to retrieve it from the dump box, the little doodad was missing, must have fallen out somewhere. Loaded the mag, and fires just fine, just no trigger safety. So with that said, where I can buy or get a replacement for that piece that is now missing? I guess my question is that proprietary to the ZEV trigger, or does ZEV use the stock glock piece?
  22. I loved both seasons, kinda like the X-files, meets Law and Order.
  23. Don't pass up the books. They are just as good as the show, but different. In the books, I feel that Henry and Longmire are more "personality reversed" with Longmire being the more gregarious and talkative.
  24. So I am getting into reloading for PRS shooting. Have been reloading for .223,.308, and hand gun calibers for 15+ years on a Dillon 650. So here is the situation: Load is a 6.5 x 47 Lapua with 130GR Berger AR Hybrid Bullet Forster Full Length Sizer on Station 1 Empty Station 2 Neck Mandrel Station 3 Forster Micrometer Seater Station 4 I have loaded the first batch of 300 rounds on new virgin 6.5x47 Lapua brand brass, and have shot about 250 rounds of said loaded ammo. I am ready to load the once fired brass, and need to bump the shoulder back 2-thousands on the fire formed brass. I have measured a selection of brass (no primers), and see it measures 1.445" (once fired), while virgin unfired brass measures 1.444". Now comes the weird part. BTW this is measured on the shoulder using the Hornady D400 insert. I push the ram to the top position, and screw down the FL sizing die down until it touches the shell plate. I lower the ram, and then turn the die 1/4 turn until I feel the ram start to "cam-over". I set the lock ring so it will not move. I sized a case and there was no change in measurement. I turned the die another 1/4 turn and sized the same case now down .001 from the original measurement. I figure I am getting closer, and turn the die another 1/4. The handle will not travel all the way down, and the ram will not "cam-over" as it just sticks at the top. I measure the case, and still at .001 bump, or 1.444 overall. I am thinking that the shell plate on the ram, is "too thick", and I can not adjust the die down far enough to bump the shoulder the desired amount. Does that make sense? Should I buy the Dillon "single stage conversion" kit? Should I just get a rock-chucker or big boss II? Any help would be appreciated. Matt
  25. Thanks guys, it appears to be a bell issue.
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