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Finally read the FAQs

Finally read the FAQs (3/11)

  1. Seeing a new training book on Amazon. Has anyone given it a read? Is it just a compilation of Ben's other books? "Practical Shooting Training"....
  2. Sorry for the long delay.. CZ just said they would replace the entire gun. Never mentioned recoating.. that would have been fine by me if they offered it.
  3. I have had the same experience with the all versions of the MA 9mm sizing dies when loading jacketed bullets. I was seeing a high percentage of my FMJ rounds failing from easy push back of the bullet. The latest TNT dies is an improvement, but I am still seeing a small percentage of rounds unable to provide correct tension to hold an FMJ. Its completely useless to me for reloading FMJ. Now, loading lead or coated bullets is a different story. The die works perfectly due to the 0.001 larger diameter of most lead or coated bullets. The downside is having to lube my brass to reload. I end up with dirty rounds due to the lube. No way i am re-tumbling 9mm rounds to clean them. The only reason i continue to use the MA dies is the decapper. It is the best, most reliable decapper system of any die manufacture (IMO). For me, it worth having dirty rounds to ensure 100% of my brass is properly decapped on my press. NO more big BANG surprises. That, said, I may give the Redding 9mm sizer, decapper a try at some point in the future. Otherwise I need to go back to my Lee U die if i want to reload FMJ's.
  4. I am sure this is on your trouble shooting list, but call Dillon customer support.
  5. Thanks... Just picked up the MA 9mm expander as well. Found the same issues you noted with the nylon lock nut being just a bit too thick to be able to lock it down at the point where it flares the case to the required dimension. Running a 1050 as well. Will try the hardware store for a thinner jam nut or try to sand or shave down the nylon nut that ships with the expander. If there is V2 in the works, I think the expander and die body need to be increased in length by 1/2" to fit everyone's press. The MA expander die is quite a bit shorter overall than the M-die, but the MA machining and finishing cant' be compared to other commercial dies.
  6. I am miffed as to why S&W does not offer a non PC, non-ported carry optics ready pistol? Seems crazy that they don't (let me know if i missed something). I just want to buy a regular M&P 2.0 (4.25 or 5" barrel) with the CORE setup.. can't find it on their website... S&W is forcing me to look at Glock and Sig... not sure why they are soooo slow on the carry optics front.
  7. - I have used the MBF funnel and it works ok, but is a PIA to adjust when switching to different bullets mfg (I buy what ever bullet is on sale and sometimes they require different belling) - On my 1050, on the upstroke, the MBF cause the die head to pull and then make a loud clack when the expander is pulled out of the case. Its just a noise thing, but don't like it - Like to have the adjustability of a seperate die - so I am looking at a dedicated expander in station 3 (swage station on my 1050) - Not sure if there are any differences between the various die mfg's when it comes to expanders. I have a MA 9mm size and decapping die and wanted to some feedback on their expanders.
  8. Curious to hear if anyone has used the MA expander die for 9mm. Am currently looking at the Redding, Lyman M dies as well for my 1050 and am curious about the MA die. Anyone use them or have a comparison to the usual suspects? Thanks Chris
  9. Started shooting CO with my G34 and M&P. I am using a dove tail mounting plate for now. Curious to know how much of a benefit there really is to milling the slide to lower the optic 1/8" or so? With my mounting plate, I need to max out my vertical elevation to get a zero, but is there a speed benefit in finding the dot or target acquisition with a slightly lowered optic on the slide... or should I just ignore the new hotness look of a milled CO slide and shoot the gun with the dove tail plate.... Thanks
  10. Adding a bullet feeder to my press was the single most helpful addition to my reloading setup. Completely transformed the laborious and slow reloading process.
  11. Called M7 today and pulled the trigger on a 1050 Pro Autodrive. M7 is running a 10% shot show discount this week and the difference between a similarly equipped ammobot came to about $570. I am also a bit height limited with my ceiling in my reloading room, so that along with a acceptable price difference (for me) led me to the M7. I recommend calling M7 directly as opposed to ordering on line to get the most accurate pricing and info. Can't wait to get her setup.
  12. Hey folks, Was on the phone with M7 today and found out they have a 10% off shot show special going on til the end of today 1/31/20. Just thought I'd pass that along. Chris
  13. I was using 800 rounds/hour to be conservative. I can get it closer to 1K / hour, but I am spent after that.. 800 rounds/hour is a nice easy pace.
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