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nate89

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    Nate Osborne

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  1. Chris, welcome to Utah!! I live up in the Logan area and shoot the CAPS matches. There's a pretty decent USPSA schedule in Northern Utah. You can get to a match pretty much every weekend between Logan and Salt Lake. Of course I am a bit biased, but I think we put on a pretty decent match here in Logan, and we'd be happy to have you! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions as far as how to get to the range, when we start, etc. The LTD club will be the closest to you, they shoot on the 1st Saturday (we shoot on the 4th Saturday).
  2. The DA trigger is such a non-issue, especially with how people are slicking them up. I have done numerous timed tests between striker and hammer guns, and I have yet to see any significant difference in times. For background, I did shoot revolvers for a bit, and have shot a 226 as my main match gun for several years, so it's just not a big deal. For someone just getting into shooting, sure that might be a harder trigger to use.
  3. My method (also a lefty) is using colt mags. That allows you to use any aftermarket ambi mag release. I prefer the QC10 lower, but PSA, Spikes, CMMG, etc. all make a colt mag lower. You can also use a mag block.
  4. My opinion, it is all about volume. How many thousands of each caliber do you intend to load a year. I have a 650 and a 1050 (no automation yet), and I'm still loading all my 9mm on my 650. With the bullet feeder and the primer filler, I can load a pretty decent amount of ammo. I also load 223/300 blk, and the 1050 is nice for swaging, but unless I was loading 10k plus a year, I would probably be happy with the 650 for rifle ammo too Sent from my BND-L24 using Tapatalk
  5. I have been reloading on a Dillon 650 for many years (and Lee before that). I recently came across a lightly used Dillon 1050 at a great price. I have been wanting to process/load for 223/300BLK at a faster rate than the Giraud tri way trimmer and Dillon Swager that I currently use. The last piece of equipment I need to get is a trimmer. I was planning on just getting the Dillon dies for 223/300 and the RT1500, but then I came across the MK7 Bosch trimmer kit. It looks like it comes with the die and everything needed for $350, which would save some money over the dillon. I have read about using the routers with an adapter in the past, and reviews looked promising. I would love some feedback from anyone using this trimmer. Also, would this set-up not require me to get a short trim toolhead for the 300 blackout? If not, that would also be a big savings. Link to trimmer Thanks much in advance.
  6. I bought one, then got another after I had such good luck with it. I also really appreciate how stable it is when shooting off of the magazine in a prone position. Locks open when empty, is fairly easy to load once you get the hang of it.
  7. Thanks, I'll give it a try! Sent from my BND-L24 using Tapatalk
  8. I just picked up a dillon primer filler as part of a large used reloading equipment purchase. It seems to be unused, or very close to that. I have it set up on a sturdy bench, and it is level. I am running into an issue that I haven't seen anyone really talking about, so hopefully someone can help me out. On the second cutout that is designed to make upside down primers fall back into the middle of the machine, I am getting most of the primers that are correct falling down as well, I'm talking 80-90% of them. I have even moved the machine around so it is leaning in every possible direction, and it is still happening. I am using Winchester small pistol primers, but it is happening with CCI as well. Does anyone have recommendations for how to solve this? Thanks much in advance!
  9. Yes, h&s is no longer. Most of the people locally I know have started using Gallant, including myself. Sent from my BND-L24 using Tapatalk
  10. Just last month a few of us put on a PCC only outlaw match at our local club. I thought it would be better to shoot a PCC in a match built for them, as well as I don't have much interest in shooting a PCC at our regular club matches, so a separate (but equal lol) match sounded perfect for me. We didn't get a ton of people (29 if I remember right), but everyone seemed to have a great time, and we ended with a lunch and a double elimination shoot-off with 100% payback. Running it as an outlaw match allowed different targets etc. and overall I called it a success. We also were able to build stages that offered challenges to a PCC without needing to consider pistols. Distances were increased, some shots were tighter, round count was higher on most stages, etc. If someone was wanting to try PCC, or liked shooting it but not at the expense of pistol matches (like myself), an outlaw PCC only match makes a lot of sense.
  11. I started with a sig 226 in limited minor with basepads getting me 22+1. I got to B class, where I still am. I got interested in red dots and had a couple sigs cut for RMRs. Not long after that, carry optics became a thing, and that matched my guns and equipment almost perfectly. I've been shooting only carry optics ever since, and just made A class last month. I found that any time I started thinking about changing equipment/division/gun/etc., when I shot the next match those thoughts went away. Assuming your gear is reliable, and the gun is decently accurate and appropriate for the division, your preference doesn't really matter. I've been trying to improve transition and movement skills ever since going to a Tim Herron class, and overall learning skills has been much more satisfying than the gear or division I am shooting in. I just picked something that I liked shooting already, and found the best division for that.
  12. I loaded on a Lee pro1000 for a few years before deciding to upgrade to a Dillon. I went with the 650 because it seemed to load a decent volume, and was something I could afford. I have since loaded tens of thousands of 9mm on it, and have been very happy with it. I don't regret the purchase, but the allure of the 1050 with the inline swaging and single pass 223 brass prep is sounding more and more appealing, especially since I have started shooting more 300 blackout and could use more converted brass. I'm pretty set on getting a new pretty within the year, but I'm trying to decide between looking for a deal on a used 1050, or waiting for the new 1100 to start shipping.
  13. This is the truest statement I have read on any gun forum in a long time. It never ends!
  14. I don't really feel confident in the ejector, and the fact that removing the mag then racking the charging handle usually leaves a round in the chamber isn't very great. That being said I really like the idea of the ENDO conversion in conjunction with a CMMG Guard upper. The ejector is in the bolt, and from what I have read it's usually reliable right out of the gate with no modifications required. I have an SBR lower that I would really like to add a guard upper to, and from what I have read the delayed blowback really reduced wear and tear on the trigger and hammer mechanism.
  15. I shot limited minor for about a year or so until I got a red dot for my 9mm gun and started shooting carry optics. I agree with many of the comments here. Yes minor is a disadvantage in limited, and yes a 2011 is really a better way to shoot limited. That being said, dedicated practice is going to do more for skill building, than almost any equipment purchase. Out of curiosity, I went back and looked at the last 5-6 matches that I shot limited minor with, and I was very consistently shooting right around 75% of the overall match winner. Yes I know you compare yourself within your division, but that just gave me a look at how I was consistently placing relative to the match overall. That was a big improvement from only about a year ago when I was down below 60%. Gear didn't change, my practice schedule did. If you already own a Glock 17 and want to shoot limited, go for it! Especially if the cost difference of 9 an 40 makes a difference in how much you are able to practice, 9mm is just fine. If you don't already own a 17, and maybe you reload and the price difference is small, then go with the 22/35/24 option that you like best.
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