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  1. Probably quality of internal components. The ol "you get what you pay for" is still true today. Just because things have gotten cheaper to manufacture doesn't mean they're better. If it were me, I would go with the lower set of numbers. Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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?
  8. 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
  9. Have a look... Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  10. 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)
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. +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.
  15. 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....
  16. 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
  17. The PPQ is also pretty picky about OAL... So I picked an OAL that will plunk in that barrel to avoid having too many "special" boxes of ammo on the 9mm shelf. The VP9-L was used because I just added it to the collection not long ago. It may not find a home in my USPSA routine but it may just become my IDPA SSP.
  18. More load testing. Today is with with Sport Pistol and RMR bullets. Using my 14.5" bbl MBX PCC and a VP9-L 5" pistol. Two bullet profiles up from RMR - the 124gr JHP and the 135 JFP "Match Winner" MBX PCC RMR 135JFP "Match Winner" - Sport Pistol @ 3.8gn -WIN cases - FedSP Primer - 1.065OAL 1025 1025 1036 1015 1034 1041 1038 1017 1032 1020 Min: 1015 Max 1041 Spread: 26 Average 1028 SD: 9 PF average: 138 RMR 124gn JHP - Sport Pistol @ 4.0gn - WIN Cases - FedSP Primer - 1.065 OAL 1110 1114 1118 1101 1117 1112 1118 1131 1133 1091 Min: 1091 Max: 1133 Spread: 42 Average: 1114 SD: 12 PF Average: 138 VP9-L Pistol RMR 135JFP "Match Winner" - Sport Pistol @ 3.8gn -WIN cases - FedSP Primer - 1.065OAL 1000 1014 1017 1013 1017 1024 1015 1017 1019 1017 Min: 1000 Max: 1024 Spread 24 SD: 6 Power Factor Average: 137 RMR 124gn JHP - Sport Pistol @ 4.0gn - WIN Cases - FedSP Primer - 1.065 OAL 1065 1064 1070 1070 1074 1069 1058 1062 1067 1067 Min: 1058 Max: 1074 Spread: 16 SD: 4 Power Factor Average: 132
  19. As a side note, PCC performs better running ammo closer to 141. When I say perform I'm wrapping up cycle rate and accuracy. I'll also say that in my testing - FMJ produced far better groups than plated and/or coated. Plated and coated targets had more of a pattern while FMJ/JHP definitely had groups - with shots touching - @ 25 yards.
  20. Yes. Sig 1911s have different cuts in the slide so holsters will have to be made for a Sig pistol. Speaking using my 9mm Match Elite as experience. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  21. Single stack 9mm is an awesome platform in outlaw speed Steel matches. Ask me how I know. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  22. Glad I found this thread. I am looking to replace my current set of "match mags" and am looking at MBX. I have a set of 2nd GEN STI tube mags that have been tuned - but there's some 'stuff' going on. I have noticed there seems to be 2 different models, or perhaps a mid-life upgrade to the original Gen 2? The early Gen2 tubes I picked up simply have the STI Logo and "40 S&W" stamped on the front of the mag. Newer tubes have the STI logo and 10 / 40 stamped on the front. It also looks as though the 'flat' surface just under the opening of the front has been elongated. I do notice that cartridges tend to 'stack' better on the "10 / 40" body, than the "40 S&W" body. The 10 / 40 do not gap at the feed lip like the "40 S&W" bodies. I would probably need a slew of pictures to illustrate all of that clearly.
  23. I picked up an STI "HP" Eagle in 9mm from Brazo's and found a DVC Limited locally. They are both good guns. As a reward to myself for meeting some personal and professional goals, I picked up an Atlas. I had originally decided to go the Custom Titan route but after talking with Adam I decided on a Nemesis. What can I say, the guy is a good salesman. The Nemesis has not disappointed.
  24. I've had my VP9-B for a couple of months, and it's only seen light range use, until yesterday. Brought the VP9-B and its Longshadow holster to the range to start working on some IDPA style drills. The pistol was running great until it wasn't. While trying to insert a mag I was met with a very odd crunchy feeling. Removed the mag and it was followed by the plate/mechanism that is supposed to hold the mag release in place. Of course with that piece out, the mag release/button slid right out. Ok, range trip over! Came home to research what the heck just happened. I can't find any online chatter about it. I did find a YouTube video from an HK'er that describes how to reverse the magazine release. Following that, I should be able to re-insert the mechanism. My first try didn't go as smoothly as the pro-staffers (probably edited) demonstration. I'll try again later with fresh eyes and less frustration. Has anyone else experienced this? Has it happened to the same pistol more than once?
  25. My first experience with Syntech was with the 45AUTO 230gr. I was shooting a GSSF and didn't have enough of my own stuff to make it through 2 divisions (heavy metal with Gen4-21 and Major Sub with 30S). So, i used the Syntech in the 21 and ran my stuff in the 30S. That's exactly the thing you want to do right? Use a scored match to shoot unknown ammo? It's 'just' GSSF and it worked out fine. POA/POI shift wasn't enough to matter and it cycled the gun with a very comfortable recoil pulse. Fast forward a couple of years and I have a few boxes of the 150 grain 9mm Syntech on the shelf to try out. I'm also interested in getting my hands on some Sytntech PCC to run in my MBX rifle. I'm currently in the middle of load development and would to compare to other 'specialized' ammunition. Is there some sort of connection between "official USPSA endorsed ammo" and the chrono checks at majors?
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