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    Ernesto Rodriguez

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  1. I guess I’m not shooting enough as I was not aware that BlueB stopped offering the 147 g Flat point w/ lube groove bullet. Or is this just because of COVID-19? Is anybody aware of what happened? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I use 23.5 g (2,850 FPS)of SW Tactical rifle for 55g and the same loading for 68g (2744 FPS). I am planning to switch from the hornady 68g HPBT to the 77g Nosler CC HPBT w/ cannelure and was in the search for a powder. Since I am new to reloading rifle, I tend to stay away from max charge and look for powders that give me more headroom in the high end to get max velocity with low pressure. From this topic, I reviewed the load information for TAC, CFE223, 8208 XBR, SW Precision Rifle, and varget. I settled on CFE223, because of the above. I’ll report back when I get a chance to load and test some. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Bumping As I’m getting ready to setup my son’s belt for 3Gun, I’m much interested in feedback about this topic. I currently use TeK-Lock, which allows me to add remove, but requires to remove belt, which is a PITA. So I’m too considering TMMS vs ELS. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. That what I did! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. My prairie dog perfect flow control was not so perfect and drifted midway through a 100 .223 bullet reload session. I already pulled the bullets with a brand new hornady cam-lock bullet puller. Now I have 100 primed cases. Is it ok to just reload them? Would neck tension be affected? Any other considerations? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I load 3.14 gr of SS behind 147 Blue Bullets @ 1.145” and get 890 from my XDm. btw, I get single digit SD. And max spread is less than 20fps At 3.3 grains I get 907fps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Check out MidSouth, they have free haz mat in Shooters World (19HAZS) and alliant (19HAZA) powders, $5 haz fee for federal primers (19HAZP) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I usually follow the die Manufacturer’s instructions, so I was not expecting the cases to be short. I read Dillon’s instructions that mention the use of the case gage, which got me concerned. I may not even use range brass going forward, but I had a bunch collected and wanted to process to see if it is something I want to get into. But depending on my shooting volume, may just buy fully processed and setup a loading only toolhead: decapping, powder/prime, Bullet seater and crimp die. Newbie mistake and lesson learned. Thanks for the feedback. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Do I need to scrap my processed brass? I’ve been Reloading 9mm for 5 years, and yesterday started Reloading 223 in my XL650 for hoser ammo. Range brass, wet tumbled. I adjusted the Lee resizing/decapping die according to Lee instructions (1/2 turn after touching shell plate) an processed about 500 223 cases. When I checked with the LE Wilson case gauge, all case heads are below the lower step. So, a few questions: - scrap processed brass for excessive headspace? - what is the correct process of adjusting decapping die in the XL650? Thanks for your guidance Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I installed the large bar and using H335, drops are very consistent. Now, I need to buy a second micrometer adjuster for the large bar to create the calibration curve for each powder. The addiction continuess. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I’m changing caliber from 9mm to 223. Range of powder to be dropped is from 18 to 23 grains of Tactical Rifle and H335. According to Dillon manual small bar is for 3-20 and large for 20-45 grains. So looks like my loads are in between the two bars. Which powder bar should work for my range and provide the most consistent drops? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. If I don’t shoot right over the sensors of the chrono I get similar erratic results. Also distance from the chrono play a role. Finally, if you have the competition electronics deluxe chrono with built in Bluetooth, it has a quirk when recording duplicate velocities. When you have the same velocity in 2 or more consecutive shots, if the string in the chrono is full, it does not record the subsequent velocities to your phone. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. That’s what I used for several years. I agree, vibraprime does not like them, but otherwise they work perfect in my 650. Not a single malfunction in my PCC or XDm. Helps with your math too, 12 rows + 4 more! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I was doing the same search yesterday in the Dillon website. For 6.5 CM in the 650XL you need the Large Rifle Casefeed plate, refer to case feeder manual - https://www.dillonprecision.com/docs/Dillon_Casefeed_Manual_2018.pdf For dies, Dillon website only offer Redding two-die set stock #71005. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. My reloading area is in my workshop, which is also my workspace for doing all repairs at home, including car repairs. Whenever I’m going to reload I tidy up the bench and the work area around it, including removing the a vise that is next to my 650XL. After the reloading session, I clean the 650XL, pick up all spent primers that fell to the floor, dust around the machine and put the cover on. During reloading is about a 7, but between is a 2.5. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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