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    Johnathan Pepper

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  1. I have tried a lot of different powders including N320, N340, titegroup, and now Alliant E3. I love E3. I can make major PF (171) with only 4.2 loaded long under a 180 gr blue bullet. I also make 130 PF with 2.7 under a 147 gr blue bullet in 9mm. It's the cleanest powder I've shot as well.
  2. I really like alliant E3. I load 180gr blue bullets with 4.2 and fed match small magnum pistol primers at 1.190 getting 172PF and super soft. Not smokey at all.
  3. I used to load 6 gr under a 180 fmj with vv340 to make 175 pf.
  4. I put the Mr Bulletfeeder powder thru expander and it completely eliminated my issue.
  5. I cant speak for Atlas. Their guns look great. I do own an Akai and an SV. A good analogy would be comparing one of the highly modified sports cars such as the COPO Camaro or the Shelby Mustang to a Ferrari. All of them are nice and go fast but the SV is more refined with all inhouse parts. You can see the quality when you disassemble one. There's a reason why 20 year old infinity guns are still running strong.
  6. N320 should be fine with lead. Try 3.9 to 4 grains
  7. Trinimon, I also shoot limited and like the comfort of the safety on the 2011 platform but this is far more comfortable on the Tanfoglio. I challenge you to try it.
  8. Last weekend at a match I had an issue with bumping the safety causing me to have obvious issues. I said no more and ordered the flat safety from Patriot Defense. I installed it tonight with no fitting necessary and immediately noticed the difference in grip and comfort. I have fairly large hands and the original safety always dug into my support hand. I’ll be shooting my first match this weekend with it, but so far I am pleased with the outcome.
  9. I use coated 220’s from SNS with VV340 and mixed brass with no issues. My last station on the Dillon 650 is a Lee factory crimp die and I’ve never had chambering issues.you might want to look into a Lee factory crimp die, they are relatively inexpensive.
  10. So I just did this to mine. I went slowly starting at .470 to .463. I stopped there and the DB has increased by roughly 0.10.
  11. Well I will say that was in 2013 with an 5.4" infinity barrel. That could have been a factor as well but coated and fmj worked just fine. I tested titegroup, vv320, and vv340 with my fcd set to just take the bell out. My most accurate load was PD 165 with vv340 at 1.135 OAL. Second best was 180's with 340 and OAL didn't affect group size and velocity. Could have been the gun but it did make me very reluctant to try plated again.
  12. The diameter of the bullet does matter greatly when dealing with accuracy and velocity SD. The plated bullets I used had OK accuracy and tye velocity varied by as much as +/- 100 fps. FMJ from PD and other manufacturers always measure .400 on the dot with my caliper. Most coated are .401. They vary +/- 10-15 with fmj and coated. I have yet to use plated in 9mm because of my experience with plated in 40. If you like them, you like them. I'm just sharing my experience.
  13. The issue I had with Xtreme plated were the 40 cal that measured at .399. The velocity would greatly vary and accuracy was ok. I do prefer coated as they tend to be .401 and produce better accuracy and less velocity deviation.
  14. My favorite load is coated lead 147 with 3.6 vv320. Right now my most accurate bullets out of my stock 3 are the blue bullet 147 RN
  15. Today I was cleaning my stock III and I noticed the pin on the slide stop was loose. I instantly ordered a new one but is it normal for that piece to loosen up? Is there a company that makes an aftermarket one piece?
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