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  1. Absolutely NOT! But I do know that if I miss it's me and not my ammo! Per the OP's request, I did share my recipe and RR test target to back it up.
  2. I got a notice that these were in stock: https://czcustom.com/cz-p01-slide-stop.html Since this SKU# is not one that I'm familiar with, I sent Angus Hobdell a PM to see if this was the SAME part that I had been waiting for which was an exact replacement for my Shadow 2 Orange. His reply was this is the correct part. So I ordered a couple of them. I hope they are indeed the same part that comes stock on the S2O.
  3. I'll also chime in to share that one of the things that makes it easy for me to "brag" about the Redding dies is the consistency/repeatability of the Pro Micrometer dies! IE, if I change bullet type/size/profile, and I need to shorten/lengthen the OAL say .005", I can refer to my notes and move the seating die micrometer .005" and it will be very, very close to my desired setting! As Mark mentioned, much easier to reach up and adjust the micrometer vs "trying" to adjust reset the 1" die nut! IMO, they are very much worth the additional costs!
  4. Rocketman: I don't have a CZA01.......yet......, however I do have a Shadow 2 Orange; and I have to say it is one of the most accurate pistols (out of the box) that I have ever owned! And I feel the Orange and A01 probably share a similar level of accuracy and performance. This is my current favorite out of the Orange: Hope this helps!
  5. boatdoc173: As Boom stated, definitely remove the spring from the Seating die for a bit more consistent OAL. If you notice any "sticking" from the crimp die, the insert can be easily polished/smoothed up to all but eliminate that. I followed the written instructions that come with the dies, and they have operated flawlessly! My OAL and Crimp consistency has been EXCELLENT! Good luck!
  6. ddc: Thanks for the detailed feedback! I think I'll just pay attention to everyone's input and see how the new Dillon is accepted with Forum members here offering feedback. Have to honestly say I've never paid a lot of attention to the Ammobot unit; but have always thought the M7 "appeared" to be very smooth during the YouTube videos I've seen. And I like seeing the M7's various sensors that are available. I think our options are going to be plentiful with all the "players" entering the market. Thanks again!
  7. I have to say of the Eemann Tech items I have ordered from DOT40, they have been the exact parts that I ordered. Most recently I ordered an Ultimate Trigger for the S2O, and later that evening, I decided I really wanted the gold/brass unit. Sent an email to sales: and very shortly after, I received an email from Pablo stating he would be glad to do the swap to the brass unit. Also gave me the July 4th sale price since I missed the cutoff by a day. So, do your homework and order the exact parts you want/need. I have found DOT40's order fulfillment very timely as long as it's an item that's IN STOCK. Any doubts? Call! My biggest complaint, and it's not any fault of DOT40, is if you use USPS for your shipping carrier, the service from the Miami area is VERY SLOW!!!!!! Use another carrier if you need something quickly!!!!
  8. Awesome view! Now I remember your setup from previous posts! Great job!
  9. OEM if you don't mind the weak value of the dollar and LONG shipping times............ https://www.ericgrauffelonlineshop.com/en/cz-shadow-2-orange/964-cz-slide-stop-shadow-2-.html TBH, I would have no problems keeping the Eemann Tech unit as a spare when needed.
  10. Chuck: Thanks for pointing out my infraction of the rules. Definitely not intentional.
  11. Cuz: Time to start a new thread under Dillon Reloading Equipment to see who's interested in the upcoming Dillon Automated Unit!
  12. At my age, having the option of various "sense" dies would definitely be a desired option for the Dillon Automation unit! IMO, it makes "automation" truly automated! Ok Mark! Time to get some detailed insider info!
  13. One thing that really helps me switch a bullet if needed, is use of the Redding Pro Micrometer Seating Die and very thorough notes of my setting for each round for each pistol! The hardest part of a switch is if the MBF requires resetting the flipper ramp and/or the dropper. Once I finalize my bullet of choice between 125 JHP and 147 JHP, I'll load up enough to keep me busy then take the opportunity to try out some coated lead practice/backups. Haven't tried the PDs; but Montana Gold makes a great product!
  14. I'm the opposite........... Look at each powder drop on the 10" monitor which also yields a quick glance at the bullets dropping right side up and an occasional glance at the right side of the press/shellplate. Guess my thinking is it DEMANDS 100% concentration from me!
  15. George: I too use an endoscope to view the powder drop. Wondering if your primer view would show a clear pic of say, a primer that partially seated crooked and was smashed but still went through the press with no abnormal feedback in the handle, etc? I loaded 600 9mm yesterday without any stoppages except component replenishment, and during my case gauging found a completed round that had one edge not fully seated and smashed flat against the case head. Federal Match SPP. Thanks!
  16. ddc: Do you think Dillon's upcoming version of the Ammobot will be worth waiting on vs going with the M7? I too am considering automation; but don't want to give up that level of safety that comes from knowing the "feel" of your machine when pulling that handle. Thanks!
  17. Cuz: FWIW, I was playing around with some 125 Zero JHP and JHP Conical to see what kind of OAL I would need for the Shadow 2 Orange. Both balanced out to 1.080" as my standard. For my match load 147g Zero JHPs, I standardized on 1.125". Could have went longer.............. As others have stated, your barrel(s) are going to dictate the required OAL; and I can attest that most manufacturers will have different ogives that require finding that happy medium.
  18. After respectfully questioning the info I received above about being the same thing, heard back this morning with this: Definitely helps narrow things down a bit..........
  19. Yea, I knew Emann Tech had a replacement available since I also have several of their products in the pistol now. Excellent products and tools! Thanks for your feedback!
  20. Since it has been recommended that I keep a "spare" Slide Stop handy, I have been on a mission to locate one for my Shadow 2 Orange. Couple of USA, well respected vendors, have confirmed that #0420008004 is the correct SKU for the original CZ item. Eric Grauffel also confirmed that this is correct, and is shown on his site under Shadow 2 Orange specific parts: https://www.ericgrauffelonlineshop.com/en/cz-shadow-2-orange/964-cz-slide-stop-shadow-2-.html Patriot Defense further supports Eric's reference #0421-0081-41ND https://patriotdefense.com/cz-slide-stop-p-01-shadow-2-compact-0420008004/ And I keep noticing that this same slide stop fit's the P-01 which I know nothing about............ To further my confusion, I was told that this specific slide stop is the "same thing": https://czcustom.com/cz-75-shadow-sp01-slide-stop.html?fbclid=IwAR2vHhUyPDM9cMolMRc6mad7ih7pz39elBDdmJVc7HjllINQL5tmiR5EzIs But the footnotes and description state Not for Shadow 2............ More confusion comes in when searching CZC and CZ USA. I'm not sure these are the same: https://czcustom.com/cz-parts-all/parts-from-diagram/cz-p01-slide-stop.html https://shop.cz-usa.com/slide-stop-compatible-with-cz-models-p-01-40p-compact-400420008004.html Anyone here that can definitively clear this up for this fairly new CZ owner? THANK YOU!
  21. HT: Yes, I was referring to an "already setup head"..........you knew! TBH, I was guessing that along with checking/verifying the seat and crimp die, I'd need to recheck the swaging station and MBF powder funnel expansion. And like you and many others here, I always warm up the FX120i prior to a session; and do a few powder drops including a 10 drop average. I am very meticulous when setting up all stations; especially the swage station. Right now I have the luxury of loading all Winchester, once fired, fully processed (w/roll sized) brass and feel fortunate that my process is running so smoothly. But I also recognize there is some inherent "flex" in the stock Dillon shell plate......... Your info ALWAYS helps! Thank you!
  22. HT: Did you find that swapping over to the TNT shell plate required going back and resetting dies, swage system, any primer hold down, etc? Thanks!
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