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About Khaot1c

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  • Birthday 07/17/1969

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    Michael Radenheimer

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  1. I loaded the RMR 124JHP bullets on a Dillon 550 and 1050. Nothing negative to say about them. Seating went just fine and they produced the most accurate group on the batch of testing against plated and coated bullets. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  2. That stepped sidewall and thicker base cause major issues at the swage station (sta 2) on my 1050. Not to mention I have found some Xtreme "brass' that gets collected by the magnet All Xtreme gets thrown in the scrap bucket. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  3. I'm pretty confident you'll like it. It does clean up super easy. My HP38 is left over from the switch to Sport Pistol. It has taken the place of HP38 in my 40major load. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  4. HP38 will work on the low end but it's pretty dirty. I used some HP38 to finish off a stock of 124gr coated bullets. They run fine with standard springs but leaves a lot of carbon behind. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  5. I used HP38 quite a bit in my 40S&W "XL" major loads and my practice 9mm. I have since switched to Sport Pistol for many of the reasons mentioned here. It's still very economical, it burns cleaner, and the gun stays noticeably cooler after strings of fire. Some folks may appreciate the higher case volume - making powder drops much easier to seem Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  6. If - during a course of fire - you shoot your firearm before you 'mean to' should you DQ yourself? Would being at a local or Major match change your mind? Example: WSB calls for switch of hands from strong hand to weak hand after a mandatory reload. Upon performing reload, shooter switches hand and presents gun to target. Scenario 1: The sights are close to the target but not in an ideal alignment for taking the shot. Meanwhile, the trigger finger gets into the trigger guard and presses the trigger -before actually finishing the sight alignment. Scenario 2: Shooter is shooting strong or weak hand only. Engaging targets and bumps the trigger - causing a 'double tap' instead of a controlled pair. Thoughts?
  7. I totally agree. I figured there would be a difference to charge weight. Perhaps volume too. I'll presume the powder is still temperature sensitive? Higher temps result in hotter ignition ? Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  8. Have a look... Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  9. A while ago one of my shooting buddies wanted to go that route. 165s for his action shooting game of choice. So we loaded a few hundred for test at the range. That was the absolute longest I've ever been at the press to make a batch of 9mm. Exactly as the OP mentioned. OAL that was just all over the place. It settled down when we fed the press with new Starline - straight from the box. Aside from the slight stick at the power funnel that is... 9mm brass is like a box of chocolates.... FED and WIN would be about the only thing I try to load the 165s with. (we ultimately abandoned that project for a number of reasons)
  10. The Dillon seating die isn't supposed to have any crimp function. That's easy to check - flare a case and then measure the bell. Then run it through the seating die without actually seating a bullet - then measure the bell. I've never done that check myself - but I don't have the problem with bullet slaughter you're having at the seating die. Loading 40S&W - I did notice a very high failure rate at the case gauge. That was range brass with the Glock bulge. I now run brass through a Redding G-RX die before loading. Redding doesn't make that die for 9mm but Lee makes a kit that is based on the factory crimp die. Since 9mm is a tapered case and not a true straight wall, I'm curious how that would work. I would think that - as long as the die's inner dimension is .391 for the base and not .381 for the mouth - it should be good to go.
  11. I was looking at my loads for 45Auto and noticed folks talking about Canadian Clays and Australian Clays. Turns out I have some of both. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  12. Does anyone have any Chrono data that's shows the difference between same charge weight of Australian Clays and Canadian Clays ? Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  13. +1 for Sport Pistol Have a load that easily makes major with 180gr Blue Bullets loaded to 1.200" and works equally well with jacketed. Also using it with 124/125 and 135gr 9mm. Very clean and seems to be pretty temperature stable. For me, a more economical choice than N320.
  14. Remington small pistol 1 1/2 (and small rifle 6 1/2) have warnings about using them in high pressure rounds like 40S&W and .223 I'm not sure how that warning and "hard cups" go together. When Federal primers dried up (yes, this was years ago) I switched to Remington for use in modified Glocks. The Remingtons would ignite when Winchester, CCI, and S&B did not. Since then, I've used Rem 1 1/2 in all my 9mm loads - though I no longer shoot heavily modified Glocks. I've already read reports of folks saying Fed primers led to abnormal breach face wear with 170+ PF loads. Though, TeamCarverCustom post says theirs have been fine. Curious though about that warning on Remington 1 1/2 primers....
  15. My 320X5 likes the RMR 124JHP. I load it with 4.0gr of Sport Pistol. Solid reliability and excellent grouping which means I don't have to worry about my ammo in practice or a match. I can focus on what's important. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
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