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  1. MNshooter

    N320 sensitivity or chrono off?

    You are correct. I’m getting lower PF in the cold. We’ve had terrible weather in MN so once again, the temp was cold when I chrono’d this morning (35). Similar velocities as last week and slower than 94 degree A4. I have a load that I’m comfortable with at 35 - 40 degrees and should be GTG for warmer temps of FL later this month. I still haven’t ruled the chrono out. I’d like to run two at once.
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    N320 sensitivity or chrono off?

    Agreed ES looks very high ... and not at all consistent with my prior experiences with N320 and 9mm. I’m using mixed brass and a dillon powder measure. I checked individual and average drops several times and they were consistent. So, I was feeling pretty good about the powder charge but acknowledge that the dillon drop does have a margin of error.
  3. I’m getting odd results from the same lot of ammo from two large matches and my personal chrono. Is this reflective of the sample size; lighting conditions; bad chrono; temperature; or combination? I QC’d this ammo very closely so I have a high degree of confidence in the OAL and consistent charge weight but I could be the factor, of course. My results are also very different than my experience with N320 in 9mm - always very consistent. I’m nervous to head to Nationals and not make PF. Given my charge weight, I’m equally nervous to increase further. My load is a 180 grain coated lead ACME FP at 1.185” and 4.9 grains N320. Section match: ES of 34, avg PF 167, ~74 degrees, 3 shots, actual bullet weight 178.6 grains. Area match: ES of 3, avg PF 176, ~94 degrees, 3 shots, actual bullet weight 180 grains. My chrono: ES of 108, avg PF 172, ~39 degrees, 20 shots, assumed weight of 180 My chrono: ES of 93, avg PF 168, ~64 degrees, 20 shots, assumed weight of 180 My tests at lower charge weights were more consistent but still much poorer than when I loaded 9mm. Thoughts?
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    Hundo 40 question

    It sounds dumb but are you seating your bullets crooked? I flipped the seating stem so I could use the alternate profile and boom no more failures. Hundo XL with coated bullets at .401. I have an embarrassing thread explaining my problem and then the simple solution.
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    CZ's and Blue Bullets

    If they are the worst, what’s the best coated bullet in your testing? Never used blues.
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    Problem with 9mm bulge

    I experienced a similar issue. I also thought I was seating the bullet straight but had the same failure rates as you. Mr Bullet Feeder powder die was the recommended solution but I resolved cheaper. I flipped the seating stem to the alternate profile and poof, no more failures. It’s worth a shot.
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    Sport Pistol for .40 S&W Major PF

    Good posts. I’d like to try SP. please update if you run SP-only. I’m really curious about cleanliness relative to N320. N320 is the gold standard and I hate cleaning guns.
  8. MNshooter

    Build my custom 2011....

    I ordered a “custom” because I wanted different colors, cuts, and a butler cut but I wouldn’t hesitate to order a Titan. Delivery was under 4 months.
  9. MNshooter

    Build my custom 2011....

    I’m new to the 2011 game too, but I bought a full custom Atlas and couldn’t be happier. I received the same advice about buying used until I “knew what I really wanted” out of a Limited gun. I have no regrets about jumping right in.
  10. MNshooter

    Shot Fast Podcast

    Squaded with you and Joel at 2016 Nationals. I’d like to hear about your transition from Prod to Limited as I will be starting that journey myself this season (CZ to 2011).
  11. MNshooter

    Hundo XL failure help

    The one that is more round. If you pull the stem 40/10mm is written on one end of the stem. Use the opposite end. The bullet has less room to wiggle when seating and goes in straight. The flat stem, on the side that reads 40/10, allows the bullet to be seated slightly crooked.
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    Hundo XL failure help

    Thank you for all the responses. I figured it out - I changed the seating stem. I knew additional crimp wasn’t needed. Any more and I would start indenting the bullet. The Mr Bullet Feeder flare die might be worth looking into but I wanted to make it work with the Dillon die. I didn’t think bullet diameter was an issue. Bullets all dropped through the Hundo (this was a good suggestion). I didn’t think OAL or .401 size was an issue. After all, that’s what the Hundo XL was created for. I got out the sharpie and marked a few cases. It turns out the bullets were seated almost at angle, creating a bulge mid-case. I changed the seating stem to the other profile and the bullets we’re much more concentric. Now they plunk in my Barrel AND the Hundo. Many thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hundo XL failure help

    Thank you for responding. Would you explain? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hundo XL failure help

    I’m a new .40 loader but have experience loading plenty of 9mm. 99% of loaded .40 rounds plunk and spin easily in new KKM barrel but when in the Hundo XL roughly 20% will pass the gauge. The 80% that fails needs to be firmly pushed into the Hundo and then, of course, won’t drop free. If I drop the loaded rounds into the Hundo backwards, they easily drop free. So, this leads me to believe the brass isn’t the problem. I process all brass with the Redding GRx die and then size with a Lee U die. I don’t think crimp and flare is the problem. Flare is about .10 - .20 per Dillon Precision’s recommendation. Crimp is simply bullet + 2x case thickness. Bullet is .401 ACME 180 “new” profile. For giggles I ran a few loaded rounds through the GRx. They gauge just fine. So, this is a bullet issue, right? Obviously I can continue to case gauge with my barrel but I’d prefer not to. I’ve had very good success with coated bullets in 9mm and the respective Hundo. It is a huge time saver. Plus, the XL was made specifically for long loaded coated bullets and I spent $100 on it. Plz halp
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    Black Friday bullet deals?

    Code required? I can't find the ad