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    38sc brass

    I posted that there were good prices at CZ Custom: doesn't look like they're listing it anymore. Midway has nickle brass listed now at $90/500.
  2. Re: Light strikes. Make sure your firing pin is not bent: don't ask me how I know!
  3. And it did. A designated spot for the shooter takes care of this in advance.
  4. I've had shooters hovering over the Chrono, trying to read the numbers, and even one who was trying to insure i was handling his pistol properly. YMMV
  5. In addition to the above, make sure you have a designated area (I've used a 3x3 shooting box) for the shooter to stay in while you are testing his setup. Another thing I found helpful: get a small, cheap powder funnel. Put it over whatever container you're going to use to hold the powder from the pulled cartridge. Use your inertia puller to pull the bullet, then dump the contents out into the funnel. Shake the funnel, powder goes into the container, bullet stays in the funnel. No digging around for the bullet in a container of powder.
  6. They're pretty easy to make yourself. I've used steel, brass, aluminum, and the easiest to work delrin (sp?). Use 1/16" sheet (.0625) for a 1/8" width grip increase.
  7. Thank you for the response, I'll try that.
  8. I just installed a Dillon Case Feeder on my 650. I was surprised at how much noise was generated when there are cases in the hopper. I may be more sensitive to the noise because of my hearing aids. Has anyone found a way to suppress the noise at all? Maybe wrapping the hopper in some kind of insulation? Thanks for any help.
  9. Accurate #7 (9.8 gr to start) or Silhouette (8.0 gr to start). Shooter's World Major Pistol is also poplar with some guys in my club in SuperComp, but I haven't tried it.
  10. 1) Determine where the screw hits the bottom of the dovetail and put a shallow divot there. I'd also modify the screw to fit in that divot. 2) The dovetail may enlarge over time (at least two of mine have). I put a small shim with a hole for the aforementioned divot under the dovetail on mine. Then blue locktite. YMMV
  11. Just started to load 38 Super Comp on my 650. I found the same shell plate and pins (#5 and #3) I use for 9mm work fine for Super Comp. 800 rounds so far with no problems. YMMV.
  12. I bought a used Kimber Stainless Target 9mm 3 or 4 years ago. It came with 5 Chip McCormick 10-round magazines. I've put about 2500 rounds through that combination. Never had a Magazine issue. YMMV.
  13. I went to a 4 day pistol course in 2002. FS spent more time trying to sell us memberships than teaching. Content was aimed more at self defense than competition. We were told to bring 1000 rounds, I came home with about 400. No food available for lunch, and only pit toilets were available. The course was free, but I spent over $1000 for travel, factory ammo, and lodging. I would not recommend them based on my experience. YMMV Maybe they've changed since then.
  14. No, I haven't, so don't speak from experience. But if poppers you're shooting take a little extra, then they need to be reclaibrated.
  15. In my main 2011 I'm running 7 pound recoil spring and 19 pound mainspring. Went to 19 pounds when I was having some light strike issues. Solved the issues but never went back to the 17 pound mainspring. My old backup uses 7 pound recoil spring and 17 pound mainspring. Can't tell any difference between the two when shooting.
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