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  1. Loading som .38 Short Colt this afternoon. About 150 into it and the Casefeed Cam( #1 on the parts schematic) would no longer push the case into the shell plate. A gentle push would move it forward to set the case. Feels like it's binding. I can't see any debris or fouling. Any ideas before I take it apart? I'm still such a noob on the 650, so be gentle! Tom
  2. Sarge, what did you use for the "funnel" on the live primer chute? Looks promising.
  3. Don't know about conscious, but BE mentions that he noticed using he was using different places based on shot difficulty and need for speed. It's in his "Practical Shooting" book. I'll look up the spot, if you're interested.
  4. You will absolutely love the 650. You'll also wonder why you waited so long.
  5. I'm running an SJC G3 G17. 124 MG in front of 7.2 WSF yielding 173 PF. I'm using a 14# recoil spring. No issues unless I bring Minor ammo to the match. Did that once; never again!
  6. A brief update: I saw a post (somewhere else) where a fellow used electrical tape and made a flexible extended rim around the spent primer bucket. I've done another 200 without a primer taking an excursion. Cheap and, thus far, effective. We'll see how it works over the long haul.
  7. I loaded 500 minor PF 9mm today. It was fun and I learned a lot. Now to my observations: I loaded primers first. Of course! Turns out the first tube I loaded didn't have the clip on the blue end. Yes you guessed it, I flipped it over and suddenly had 100 primers in my lap and all over the place. Lesson learned! I'm having trouble getting my head around the idea that I never used that tube before in 5+ years of loading on my 550. I think I understand why the unused primer thingy is called a "ski jump". Because of case feeder issues (more later), I had about a dozen that went there. At least half of them went flying. The mod to collect them in a jar is now on the list of upgrades. The primer collection bucket missed more primers than I ever had on my 550. Another upgrade coming soon! The case feeder is so much better than the 550, but it has its own issues. Apparently, I don't get all of my cleaning media off, or at least not enough. I've got a good amount of corn cob In the bottom of the collator. This also extended to the case magazine that was covered in junk. It also made its way to the oscillating piece (I should have looked up the name of the part) and built up enough to obstruct it's free motion. Another lesson learned. Another thing to watch! I did have one upside down case that I actually caught before I did something stupid. Again, something to watch. All that notwithstanding, I love this machine! A significant improvement over the 550. I'm so glad I upgraded. BTW, the 550 has found a new home. I hope it's new owner enjoys it as much as I did. It's good to bleed blue!
  8. Talk to Sig CS today. Said it would be "weeks" to get it back. Rep did say "try some loctite until you can send it in". I will, but sheesh!
  9. I have some green locatite, so I'll try that. Thanks, guys!
  10. I went to the range yesterday to get a little practice in before the SS Nationals in two weeks. I couldn't hit the A zone with any reliability. So I started to look at where I was sighted and where my hits were. "Left" was the answer. I spent time adjusting the rear sight to compensate. Long story short, I got it back to the A zone, but the rear sight was WAY off to the right. It worked. Got back to practice and all was good. So, I decided today that a good cleaning was in order. But, then I noticed the front sight was offset to the right as well. Makes sense from what happened yesterday. Then I pushed (with one finger) the front sight to the left and it snapped back to center. Pushed the other way and it snapped to the right. But, not beyond it, like to the left of center. So, my question is, what do I do to "fix" it so it's not moveable? Obviously, I don't have the luxury of time to have Sig fix it! Thanks, Tom
  11. Disclaimer first: I have Max in .45 It is tight, runs like a top, and far more accurate than I am. I did clip a half coil from the mag release. It was really stiff. It is a perfect setup for me; I'm really glad I took the plunge. I talked to Max at the Alabama Sectional and asked if he'd change anything. He said, "Nope, it's a joy to shoot."
  12. I'm going to start with a 327 TTR8, running Short Colt. Should be fun!
  13. Just an observation: I have a 550. It's totally stock. When doing 9mm, small primers, I get 5% that miss the cup. I was loading large primer 45ACP the other day for 300 rounds and only had 1 miss the cup. I'm wondering if the small problem is their size/mass when they get decapped?
  14. I'm telling you, try WSF. It works really well!
  15. I have prescription inserts for my Rudys. I had my dominant eye main lens adjusted to focus on the front sight. Non-dominant is for distance, with reader half-moons in the lower. They work great for iron sights. I've been shooting Open for a year, and it doesn't work well. The dot is in focus but the target is not. I've gone to wearing my prescription sunglasses instead. Works much better for me, but I've still got a solid lock on D-class in Open.
  16. 173.5 using 124 MG CMJ with 7.1 WSF behind it. I shoot an SJC Open Glock 17. 5 port comp.
  17. This is my setup. I have a 550 with case feeder. It isn't wiggle free, but it works for me. The cabinet holds all the parts and my reloading components. Cheers!
  18. I have an SJC G17 and run major with 7.2 WSF behind MG 125 CMJ making 171PF. I have the Micro mount (upright) and have almost no problems. An FTE occasionally, but overall it runs great. I wish I was as good as the gun!
  19. I have custom ear mold plugs and wear electronic muffs when shooting my open G17 major *and* being RO for other open guys and gals. Once your hearing is damaged, it won't get better!
  20. I have an SJC Open G17. I built it from the "home build" kit using a lower that had already been used for one. It has the micro mount and I have a Burris FF-III on it, running the 14# recoil spring. I'm running 124gr MG CMJ with 7.2gr of WSF. Runs like a champ. Ejection is not a problem. All in all, it's been a great way to get into Open. Glad I did it. Tom
  21. I ran 4.8 of 7625 with 124gr Zero CMJ that made 130PF. HTH Tom P.S. It was a totally stock G17.
  22. I have one on a G17 Carry Optics. Like it so far...
  23. Just put one on my 550B. 1. Changing the primer is the same. Less space because of the plunger assembly. Change the calibre specific color coded tube and the ramp insert. No big deal. 2. It doesn't swing away. You change the platform out to install the case feeder bits. You would have to hand insert the cases and it's kind of cramped but can be done. A strong rubber band, a zip tie, or other method can be used to lock the plunger back. The case feed conversion is pretty cheap, too. 3. Setting it up properly takes a bit of fiddling, but once done it seems pretty reliable.
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