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    Finally read the FAQs
  • Birthday 07/22/1974

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    Greenville, SC
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    Riding my Harley, shooting and I'm a geek.
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  1. I had a motorcycle for sale a while back and this guy offers me $2500 less than I'm asking and wants me to drive round trip 240 miles to meet him halfway. I told him the lowest I'd take and he says he can't do it so I said fine, have a great day. He contacts me a week later to offer me $1000 less than the week before, so a total of $3500 less than I was asking. I suggested he not contact me again. Some people can't quit. Sent from my Lumia 920 using Tapatalk
  2. Small bore silhouette is what .17? I came across a thread talking about small bore that I'll have to revisit.
  3. LMT makes a rifle that has caught my attention. The ability to switch out barrels is interesting.
  4. I have two 1911s both Springfield armory. A TRP and a Lightweight champion operator. I also have an Hk USP compact in .40cal. Ive thought about a Dan Wesson but what might you look at if you were going to by something new around $1500 give or take?
  5. I ask b/c I only own one rifle and that's because it was an inheritance. I've looked into AR platforms as well as precision rifles and the more I look, the more I lose interest and start thinking about how nice a pistol (1911 or otherwise) I could get for the same money. Now where am I erring here? What do y'all like and why? Just trying to look at this from all angles and I'm curious about what you like and why. I must be missing something.
  6. A buddy of mine has had one for several years with no problems.
  7. Thanks for the reminder PC. I need to find somewhere to shoot that I can put up a chrono. I have done some reading on them and it seems they work better outside than in. Looks like a trip to to the state range. Sent from my WP7 using Board Express
  8. I have loaded all of 11 rounds of .45 cal Hornady XTP 200gr JHP. I my information from the latest Lyman manual. According to the manual the OAL was to be 1.178 and 3.9 gr of clays powder. I loaded only one round at 1.178 which seemed to be a little short so after doing some looking on this forum I decided to adjust the OAL to ~1.2 which looked better. When I went to the range today I shot about 50 rounds of factory loaded 230gr remington before firing my own loads. All went well but my question is around the felt recoil from my own loads. I gather that 3.9gr of powder is kinda light. I do like to have a little more snap when shooting so what would my next step be? Move up to 4.x grains?
  9. baa - I have an astigmatism as well however my vision correction is 1.5 in both eyes. I wear soft lenses but they are daily wear. Wear them once and throw away. No cleaning but they are a bit more expensive.
  10. I've been wearing my glasses for the last few days to see what it would be like and while it isn't the end of the world, I do prefer my contacts. The constant pushing the glasses up on my nose is aggravating and I don't think I could get a lighter pair of glasses.
  11. Palmetto... Yeah, I read these posts then go to other boards who all have DIFFERENT comments about the same powders.. I agree the 'old' Unique was dirty...I loaded for a short time in the mid 80's while shooting .44 mag competition. BUT...just like you have your go-to...Unique is mine. Why? 1. There are recipes for all my calibers in all the bullet variations I load. 2. It's a compressed load from .40 down...can't double charge...well, you could, but having to use the shop vac on stage 2 is a dead giveaway 3. It's right in the middle cost-wise. 4. Never had any bad powder (yet..knock wood). Was at the range once and witnessed what could only be described as a 1911 turned into a musket pistol. Click..ssss...BOOM!...ssss....lot's of smoke. When I asked the guy what powder he was using I think he said something like "HS123" ? He shot about two more rounds and packed it up...grumbling about the powder. Again, my Unique loads always go boom. 5. Since I clean my weapons after every range visit...dirty is relative. I also only shoot at an outdoor range. 5. I don't major or minor...I just load range rounds. My carry ammo is always factory. So for me..Unique works fine. Oh..and I have tried others...I also like #2 and #5 but there are no recipes for all calibers using these. I am actually looking at Power Pistol and Tite Group for some loads...might work them out over the winter for some snow days at the range. You lost me with number 5... J/K Sent from my WP7 using Board Express
  12. I finally got my 550 all setup, here are some pics! Found this little light to help see the powder charge, now I just need a little mirror or two. The light is attached via a magnet at the base of the light itself. Side 1: Side 2:
  13. After I was able to double check my process to set the die based on what Sandman suggested, I got the die properly set. As he indicated, I was using an already belled case. Having the case gauge is a handy device for determining the bullet/case will fit the barrel. Thanks everyone for the very timely answers to my question.
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