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  1. Decapping with the flicker spring has been literally perfect for me for many thousands of rounds. That’s why I bought them. What’s the cause of the scratching? I thought they used really well heat treated hard steel?
  2. Then go order the new 9mm TNT Match sizing die.
  3. I noted that already above. Let me ask you from a different perspective... What specific problem(s) are you experiencing with your current setup?
  4. By 'bulge' do you actually mean things like the coke bottle shape that comes from using the grossly undersized dies? In terms of actually dealing with the worst of the "bulges" from unsupported barrels, there's only so far the dies can get down the case. So if you (need to) care about those you'll still want to e.g., roll size your brass. Given the variability of various headstamps and projectiles, there have been some issues with the MA sizing dies not creating enough neck tension. Their newer TNT (tighter neck tension) dies take care of that. Whether or not the price is worth it to you is up to you.
  5. The non-DLC pvd finishes haven’t been offered for very long by SV. So there’s a lot more stainless guns around.
  6. Ouch! That’s horrible. How do the other timers fair in those conditions?
  7. I was worried about that too. Outdoors, I haven’t had that problem at all. Setting 5 or 6 have worked great. Indoors, I haven’t tried that yet.
  8. I found very little difference in velocity due to OAL with N320 between 1.18 & 1.20. Frankly, I expected more but that seems to be a node. The longer OAL did slightly reduce ES & SD but that's right at the noise level with mixed brass, variation in bullet weight & diameter, etc. (for N320 -- for N310 it's small but statistically significant). The barrels I tested with were 5.0" and 5.4" in length. Finally, note also that I got basically the same velocity with .400 & the .401 coated bullets in those barrels. The .401's in both barrels were ~30% tighter in terms of ES & SD than the .400's.
  9. Indeed, changing barrels, especially manufacturers, invalidates existing loads and warrants a careful check/workup.
  10. All for working up loads conservatively. But, he's got solid data for an existing load *using* .401 coated bullets -- which are much tighter than the plated that he's moving to (since they are .400" & plated vs. .401 & coated). His existing load for the coated .401's is *already* at 4.7+gr of N320 so staying the same, let alone going down is patently silly. Especially, when the 5.1grs of N320 for that exact bullet (the Xtreme 180 HP) has a good number of folks using or who have used exactly that load -- including myself. Obviously, if he had a tight barrel and his existing loads were lower (e.g., 4.3grs) then that would be a very different story but that's clearly not the case here.
  11. Note that the OP is talking about plated, not coated. The .400 plated are about 0.4gr slower than the coated. So if 4.7-4.8 is getting 169 pf in .401 coated, then 5.1 matches the differential that I have found in testing coated vs. plated with that exact bullet and powders.
  12. For the xtremes 180 HP .400, 5.1gr N320 @1.185. For comparison... coated 180 RNFP .401, 4.7gr N320 @1.20.
  13. Added to a .40 decap/sizing die. Completely eliminated all suck back problems for me.
  14. Do you have pictures of how/where they are having problems fitting the gauge?
  15. Looks like the TTI page only talks about 9mm now.
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