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  1. jerryz

    Tactical Performance Center UT

    I took the competition handgun. I've taken plenty of gun training courses, but, I've not seen one specific to competition. I'll probably go again next spring.
  2. jerryz

    2018 STI DVC Limited reviews?

    They sorta sound like the same thing only different, with either one working ok for limited. Thanks for the voice of experience. I can now continue my quest for a limited gun knowing more than I used to. Thsnks.
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    2018 STI DVC Limited reviews?

    From a practical perspective, what is the difference between STI DVC 3-gun and DVC Limited? The only difference I can see from their website is the Limited is available in .40, but, I want to shoot 9mm; Limited is offered in chrome, which I don't care; and Limited does not have a pic rail, which I don't care. I currently shoot single stack but I want to move to limited. Is the STI 3-gun legal for USPSA limited? Are there any major benefits to one or the other for limited? Thanks
  4. Paydirt! No one on this list had them but Hoosier gunworks recommended www.outbackgunparts.com and they have one. Thanks for steering me in the right direction. Jerry
  5. My son in law bought a winchester 94 in 30-30 at a gun show at my urging. It was something his grandfather let him use to hunt deer with when he was a kid. His grandfather just died and we don't know where that gun ended up, so, I thought this would be a good idea. Turns out, it was made in 1969, and, I now know, post 1964 winchesters are pretty much junk. It is missing parts so it is now a single shot. I need: - post '64 - caliber 30-30 - top eject - right cartridge guide stop and a machined carrier. The local gunsmith cannot find the parts. I cannot find the parts. Anyone have a source? Thanks
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    Tactical Performance Center UT

    i flew from Salt Lake to St George. Short flight and easy to navigate airport. Stayed St George Inn. Convenient location.
  7. I just finished 3 days at Tactical Performance Center in Utah. Wow. What a class. I was drinking from the firehose. I was most impressed how Ron Avery was able to dissect every aspect and every movement into small, understandable, pieces. I found I was doing things wrong that I had no idea there was even a right and wrong way to do. I've been shooting for 40 years (USPSA for only the last two). Changed my grip. Changed my stance. Changed the way I moved. I broke one gun and every body part aches -- it was great. Highly recommended for those who have never shot a match to GM.
  8. Yes, completely agree. I am loading on either a 550 or a 1050 and once everything is set, I just let it run, but I do spot checks on all factors every 100 rounds or so. The recipe I use is one I've used for years with good results on the chrono and the range. The problem I found is that when my scale was mis behaving, and I didn't notice, it really threw off my velocity. I'm not pushing the envelope so there is no danger, it's just that I have to wrestle with a 190+ power factor instead of my intended <170. I guess at this point I'm just looking for people's experience with this scale, or, the Gempro250. If there is nothing I can do to fix this, even though it's only a couple years old, I'll have to buy another. But, I don't want to buy the same problem I currently have, nor do I want to buy something worse. One thing I noticed on this scale is that the calibration weights will weigh with very slight variance. I used 4 weights of all the same weight that I gathered from other scales. Most of the time, they weigh correctly, with only an occasional variance of, at most, -0.1gr. But, when I put the pan on the scale, even after calibration, it is usually (and used to always be) 118.1gr. But now it can go as low as 117.5gr. That's 1/2gr. variance. It seems like heavier weights, like the calibration weights, work OK but the lighter weights, like my powder charge, are all over the map. Almost like the scale needs lubrication (which I know isnt the case, but it functions like that).
  9. Hi-power Jack: I was looking at 65fps. Of course, there are other tolerances other than powder. Sarge: I was trying to avoid buying another considering this is only a couple years old. I know that it is unacceptable fluctuation. I was hoping someone would have an idea I could use to save myself a purchase. But, I would expect a new scale may be my only real option. Thanks Anyone have experience with Frankford Arsenal scales? Or, Gempro 250?
  10. + - 0.3 gr. I'm currently reloading .45acp. I'm loading on a Dillon 1050, so, I really only need this to set and verify my powder throw. And now that I know it's a problem, I have another scale I can use cross check with, but it's clumsy to use. But, I want my FA to work properly and I'm wondering there is some sort of adjustment or outside factor causing the problems, or, are FA scales junk, or do they wear out after a couple years?
  11. Platinum series. Bought it a couple years ago and I loved it because it was fast and accurate. But, I went to chrono some recent rounds and found them all over the map. The pan should be 1118.1 gr. But, many times when I put it on the scale to tare it, it comes up to 1117.x. When I put the check weights on and off the scale multiple times in a row, they give different readings. I took the batteries out and used only the charger. There are no air drafts blowing the pan. No vibrations that I know of. I think it used to be spot on, so, I'm not sure what changed. I never store it with a pan or any weight on it. I read good things about Gempro 250. But, I've also read good things about the FA and I used to love it too. Ideas? Thanks
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    Where is Rainier 230RN .451 for best price?

    Not sure what happened to 57K. His posts disappeared. I forgot about Acme. They are cheaper. I prefer 230gr because lighter bullets are just too "snappy" to make major. Anyone have experience with Acme Coated in 230gr, and / or, ideas for HP38/Win231 with them? Thanks
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    Where is Rainier 230RN .451 for best price?

    Yeah, I started with Midway and Natchez. I forgot about the other two. I have googled and googled but the prices are just about the same everywhere. I'm bummed because I just bought a 1050 with MBF just for .45, and, now that I did the math, it looks like I can reload for >$200/k'ish but I can buy loaded for <$300/k. (not counting Wolf, etc). I think I'll need about 3 lifetimes to pay off this thing. I was certain the price spread was a lot more, like less than half. Sure, I can't buy the same specs as I can load, and, yes, I enjoy reloading, but, I was just surprised when reality set in. Bullets are half the cost. Thanks for the suggestion on the coated. I'll check into them. All they have to do is make my gun function and put a hole in a piece of paper from 10-50 feet.
  14. Looking to stock up on reloading supplies. I was surprised that Rainier 230gr RN in .45acp is almost half the cost of buying new loaded ammo. Anyone have leads on some red hot prices? Thanks