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  1. I do not, but I am not that experienced with wheel guns compared to many here. Do you do that so the moon clips drop in more consistently or do you have a different reason?
  2. Winchester in the revolver supply clips that I measure at 0.044 is too tight for me to be able to use a BMT sooner/demooner, or at least to want to. The brass does turn freely after loading. Same brass with the 0.035 feels right to me, but maybe the real revolver gurus would want tighter. Got this in an email from David Olhasso, referring to the 9mm Super GP 100: I personally prefer TK .040 moons. I use RP brass and special TK moons cut to hold the RP brass properly. If I wasn't using RP brass, I would be using Winchester. The issue is, depending o
  3. Just tested. With pristine 9mm Winchester white box these work in a 929 and Super GP100. https://www.revolversupply.com/moon-clips-extreme-9-mm-38-super-s-w-929-stainless-steel/ They are listed at 0.040" and I measure them at 0.044. These also work in both guns with the same pristine never fired ammo. https://tkcustom.com/products/moonclips/ruger-8shot-supergp-100-035-b-s-9mm They are listed at 0.035" and I measure them at 0.035" With real world ammo the Ruger is damned particular, the most particular gun I have owned and by a ma
  4. You tend to start throwing curve balls. In Glock barrels leading is blamed for Ka-booms, the book "The Glock in competition" describes testing they did to explore why burst barrels were sometimes reported. With traditional rifling I am not aware of a safety issue.
  5. My super gp 100 so far (9mm). Disappointed that the chambers are a lot tighter than the 929, the moon clips I had for my 929 would not work for the GP and the brass needs to be darn near perfect. Anything that fits in the GP works easily in the 929. Trigger is more gritty than my 10mm GP100 and will bind in the fully rearward position on occasion. Working on that, have done the same polishing on both guns. Trigger is a gritty / clunky 7.5# , does not compare to the 929 and is noticeably more gritty than my 10mm GP100, working on it. Had to send the gun back
  6. And thank heavens we tend to be blessed with a big majority of honest shooters. "Dammit I did it again" is something you hear pretty often.
  7. I have wondered about the consistency of indexing each chamber relative to the forcing cone.
  8. If you have the opportunity it would be interesting to know what you find.
  9. If it was me I would: Mark the two wholes that were smaller. Set two targets at the distance you are interested in. Shoot a few moon clips 6 and two at the targets.
  10. I get what you are saying. Depending on what the array distance/viewing position/array spread/tired old ass/other things needing looked at/shooters back and shoulder, allows me to see I usually think I know. However, the level of absolute certainty that I would require for calling a safety dq (for example) is usually not possible for me.
  11. The only way I could justify a purchase is if I could make some money back. How much do you folks think you would need to charge for sizing your friends brass in order to justify your time and costs?
  12. In a tight array, particularly if there is a bit of distance involved, I don't think there has ever been a time when I could tell you I was absolutely certain that I knew which target the person was shooting at.
  13. Certainly no reason that you can not choose to think about it that way. I assume you think of wear as weakening due to micro fractures from mechanical working, and realignment of the grain structure, which you can accelerate by compressing the spring for long periods, and by heating if you want to more significantly reduce tension as something else. You hand me a new 8" spring and a shortened to 7.75" spring and I view the shortened spring as showing an aspect of wear and the 8" spring as a new spring. Not important, just semantics.
  14. Surprising to me that your poi is consistent with the 929. My 929 is very sensitive to bullet type, more so than any other gun I have tested with different bullets.
  15. Given that Speer and Montana Gold bullets are sold at 0.355, I am wondering what a good rule of thumb would be for 'swaged enough to cause a problem', realizing that beyond a rule of thumb it would likely be gun specific.
  16. For a 929 I pulled the plunger and spring out of the yoke screw & installed a piece of drill bit, cut to length and pointed to approximate the plunger tip shape. For what it is worth, best I can tell is that on some guns the yoke V is better centered relative to the yoke screw than on others. If your gun is fitted a bit flakey (like mine) the plunger may just be contacting a minimal portion of the V and more susceptible to damage than another gun.
  17. I do not know if all CZ85"s shoot this well or if that gun was a fluke. It had the CGW bushing in it but nothing else besides trigger work. 20 yards, the optic is the triangle style, was amazed both at the gun and at how well you could shoot using the tip of the triangle. 147 SNS TC 0.356
  18. I am not a great group shooter, particularly with a wheel gun shooting double action, and that is not the best group I've shot with the gun/load combination. It would be interesting to see what the gun/load is capable of with a better shooter or a ransom rest. Anyway , 20 yards, 0.358 SNS (or Bayou have had same results) coated , S&W 929, Lee undersized die. The results I get are good enough for my purposes, the barrels do not lead (other guns are 0.356 though), theories aside I am happy with the U-die. Interesting I thought how well coating adheres (bul
  19. I use mine because in a 9mm wheel gun it prevents bullets from walking out of the brass and I have not found any negative performance results in any of my guns, there may be other cures for bullets walking that I am not aware of. I'm not sure that swaging the portion of the bullet that is not left exposed is necessarily a concern. As I understand it the base of the bullet needs to deform when you fire the gun in order to seal well enough to prevent gas blow by from creating leading (too hard of a bullet creates leading as does too soft), so I'm not sure that the gun knows if par
  20. I do for all my 9mm. 0.356 SNS for the bottom feeders, 0.358 SNS & Bayou for my 929 wheel gun. No leading issues.
  21. I really like a micrometer adjustable seating die, those are worth it to me for convenience, I doubt that they seat the bullet any better than a standard die however.
  22. Interesting topic. At r.o. class the instructor will tell you that counting shots is a good habit. On a "very complex memory stage" the r.o. may know that you forgot a target (counting) and he may even know which array you were shooting when the target was forgotten (more counting), but as noted elsewhere the r.o. may not know which particular target you forgot until the scoring is being done.
  23. I bought some 0.40 coated from a new local vendor and a few friends did also. We all had leading issues, the vendor said it had something to do with how he applied the coating and offered refunds. A major coated bullet supplier had a thermocouple failure that resulted in overcooking the alloyed lead. These leaded horribly also, the vendor stated that you could tell the problem batches by smacking bullets with a hammer and noting if they seemed brittle. I've also got one gun sold as 9mm that will lead severely if you try to run coated through it that is less than 0.358
  24. When we are outside the bounds of human decency, buying up essential commodities (gas-food-water) during a crisis and reselling at 15 times cost for example, I can't think of a more accurate term. For things that are not essential, ok.
  25. Kind of an interesting chart I bumped into while looking for the vice test, makes me crazy when I can't find stuff a second time. https://www.ismi-gunsprings.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14&Itemid=21
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