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Beacon22

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  • Birthday 04/15/1982

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    Jonathan Squilla

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  1. I just bought a Sartorius Entris 323-1S. It is not a Strain Guage scale like the GemPro 250 or the Ay-123. Strain Guage scales are just not reliable. The Entris 323-1S uses Magnetic Force Restoration. I spent slightly over $750 for the scale including an ASTM Class 1, 200 gram calibration weight. I am blown away at the accuracy, repeatability and linearity of this scale. A lot of the long range shooters use this scale which replaced the Sartorius GD-503. I def didn't plan on spending this kind of money on a scale but after using a bunch of different digital scales first hand (no, not just reading the specs) and comparing the results I came to the realization that with certain types of equipment you truly get what you pay for and scales fall in that category for sure. Now to get my Dillon powder measure to drop this accurately!!
  2. I am seeing that the new baggage policy for Delta, US Airways and AA for oversized baggage imposes a $200 fee. Oversized baggage according to them is anything larger than 62" (L+W+H). I flew Delta in February with a clearly oversized Pelican case and was not charged an oversized baggage fee. I have heard from other people that the airlines are not hassling people as of yet traveling with oversized firearm cases. Does anybody have experience flying lately with a large rifle case on any of these three airlines? I ask because I am flying to Dallas on Nov 14th, then to Montana on Nov 18th and then back home on Nov 24th. The policy reads $200 oversized baggage fee for each leg of the trip?
  3. I am seeing that the new baggage policy for Delta, Us Airways and AA for oversized baggage imposes a $200 fee. Oversized baggage according to them is anything larger than 62" (L+W+H). I flew Delta in February with a clearly oversized Pelican case and was not charged an oversized baggage fee. I have heard from other people that the airlines are not hassling people as of yet traveling with oversized firearm cases. Does anybody have experience lately flying with a large rifle case on any of these three airlines? I ask because I am flying to Dallas on Nov 14th, then to Montana on Nov 18th and then back home on Nov 24th. The policy reads $200 oversize baggage fee for each leg of the flight!!!
  4. I'm seriously looking at a Redding T7 Turret press. Apparently accuracy is not sacrificed with this press due to its design and rigidity. I was reading that the current 1000 yard bench rest record holder loads with a T7.
  5. I have been loading pistol cartridges on two 650 presses for about three years and would like to add a third press to be dedicated to rifle rounds. I just don't know what to go with. I have been considering either a Redding single stage, Dillon 550B, or a Forster Bi-ax. I'll only be loading 3 calibers more than likely: .300 Win Mag, .30-06, and .223. I don't do any bench rest shooting so accuracy does not have to be tremendous but would like it to be as good or better than factory. I only see myself loading maybe 1000 rounds a year. I don't have a budget, just want the perfect setup. Any help with advice would be great.
  6. I am reloading .38 special for a Smith model 52 and have been reading about the need to do a full length re-size for certain cartridges such as the .38 spl being used in a semi-auto to eliminate the small bulge at the base of the cartridge. This problem also occurs in Glock .40's and other loose chambered guns. I have found three possible solutions and would appreciate opinions, experiences, etc. 1.) Redding dual ring carbide sizing die 2.) Lee factory crimp die 3.) EGW undersized die***** this is the solution I was leaning towards.
  7. What would be the best place to buy a plate rack and/or dueling plates?
  8. Looking for another pistol

  9. I was closing one eye or putting tape over one lens for around a year until one day in practice i realized it was more comfortable to shoot with both eyes open (at least for closer targets) and I could see more clearly. I was too worried about "the right way" vs. what worked for me and what was more comfortable for me. But.... I dont think that applies for everything. I tried taking the "what is more comfortable for me" approach to how to grip a gun but realized over time that the "proper text book grip" with both thumbs facing forward and hands locked into each other was more effective. I just needed to keep putting my hands back to the same position repetitiously until finally my grip felt like second nature. It is hard being a newbie because the right thing to do is to listen to everybodies advice and the wrong thing to do is to listen to everybodys advice. It really comes down to what works for you and deciphering what advice to listen too and what advice to dismiss. Plus... When ever you say repetition... you get to inadvertently say "tit".
  10. Gotcha, I read the OP wrong. Now that I read it correctly, that actually sounds like a good idea.
  11. Definitely better fit/finish than the Kimber. Have two Kimbers that I will be selling soon. Good thing all these new first time gun buyers are coming out of the wood work and they all think Kimbers are the shit!! Got to shoot and handle a kimber after i bought my 1911 all I can say is I'm glad I bought a sig stx!! Yeah, I did it the other way around and will probably lose a couple of bucks in the process.
  12. They can. Some of the STI 1911s come with one. Ditched mine for a FLGR in a 9mm Sentry. -424D57 Tried putting one in a 9mm Kimber Stainless Target but didn't seem to fit that well. Seeking the Kimbers to replace with some Sig 1911's. They did a nice job on them.
  13. Didn't get a chance to call them today but will do tomorrow and post the outcome.
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