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  • Birthday 06/10/1965

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    Mark Klein

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  1. I had a castle nut loosen (that was blue locktited) at Rock Castle and it was hard to find someone with a wrench. I stake it now, use blue lock tite, and have a armorers wrench in my rifle bag.
  2. I just shot a match last weekend and went between spreader and IC. Here in the Carolinas I have occasionally used tighter than LM, but rarely. I would suggest patterning your chokes at various distances. If you switch brands you may likely learn not all brands pattern as well as others. I see where your slugs shoot. Some peoples guns shoot left or right or high with slugs. I have adjustable sights.
  3. My loads seem to go slower than everyone else's and I live at higher elevation in the mountains. Using Precision Delta 147 FMJ over 3.4 gr of VV N320 I get between 860-910 in various Glock 34s and STIs. I am using Federal SPP and a Lee FCD. Don't be afraid to shorten the COL some to make your load run in all your guns. I noted very little if any velocity change shortening my loads. I know what the load manuals say. You need a chronograph in your life
  4. I buy the inserts and have them made in my prescription. I go for the uber premium lenses with all the coatings so they filter the light like a quality optic. I have had my Rudy Project glasses since 2014 and they are awesome. I am about to get a new prescription actually.
  5. I was wondering what it would be with a 4# striker spring. Or is there is issue using as lightened striker spring/ A 3 pound trigger pull with a full power striker spring is an interesting cocktail.
  6. It looks novel in its approach to a trigger return spring at least. I will be interested to try one. I have run $40 TTI kits not finding a marked improvement on other triggers.
  7. I have several single stage presses and my favorite is very much the Forster Coax. The die switching is amazing and far better than and O press IMO. With quality dies, like Forster, it is easy to load concentric ammo. We can go down a whole rabbit hole about concentricity, die floating and all that, but I won't. I have a Rockchucker IV and it's not even set up right now. I have a Lee Classic cast setup that I use for bullet pulling. Since the Forster is so easy to set up and change dies, I do load development on it with a powder dispenser. Depending on the what it is I am loading, I mostly load on a Dillon after a load development. I do not shoot long range competition just 3 gun, but I do shoot out to 700 yards with some regularity. If your going to load rifle with any consideration of longer range, a chronograph and understanding why low SD's are important is something else to consider. The older I get the more picky I am. If I was doing a turret, which is worth consideration, I think the T7 is worth considering.
  8. Our Gen 5 Glock 34's will barely close the slide with a 11# recoil spring. I think 13# is the minimum for the gen 5 34 but I am not sure about the 17. Our Gen 3 34's run good with 11# springs but I do use 13# springs in those guns as well. My match loads (N320 3.5 gr, PD 147 COL 1.145) are too soft for the Gen 5 guns to function with the factory recoil spring.
  9. My die preference in order is Forster, Redding, Dillon, RCBS, Lee since you want to shoot out to 500. I think 69, 75, ot 77 grain bullets only unless you are loading burner rounds. The high BC bullets hold energy better, have less wind deflection and flash the targets more robustly. I think Forster has a equivalent of small base dies, National Match maybe. Use a case gauge to set up your sizing die so your rifle will run good. I have nothing against Redding but Forster in a small company that answers the phone and all that. Their stuff can be hard to get.
  10. I use trimmed once fired for my long range 5.56 loads. I use twice or more fired brass for 55 grain burner loads. I have a good supply of once fired LC brass so I am able to use this practice. I tumble brass for hours. I, perhaps falsely, think that the smoother shinier brass may be more reliable feeding wise.
  11. I don't think the SDB will load the 44 WCF or the 32 ACP. The BL should work but if you get it I would get the ejection chute or whatever is called. If it were me, I would get another 550.
  12. Power Pistol is probably the most accurate pistol propellant I have used. I don't use it for competition because its not as soft shooting as Sport Pistol or N320. I think unless your going for max velocity in a 10mm or magnum, there are a lot of multi-functional pistol propellants that will work.
  13. Lee Pistol 4 die sets are a good thing for pistol IMO. The Dillon dies will work also, I have a mix and use mostly Lee. Forster inline seaters dies decreased my runout with 223. I have no dog in the fight regarding Inline Fabrication. I can say that the bullet tray mounted up on the strong mount is a significant ergonomic advantage. I would make sure thats available from Inline Fabrication as well.
  14. Winchester small pistol also.
  15. I think a new shooter with reasonable aptitude can run a Dillon 750. I have two 650's so I cannot comment precisely on the 750. You may have to scrounge for components for a while checking frequently for what you're looking for. Make sure you get on everyone's mailing list. We have been down this road before sadly. My Dillon press experience started with a 550 mounted directly to the bench. I now have strong mounts and bullet trays on all my presses and find the ergonomics of that to be superior. I would order your press with the two conversion kits you want, or at least the 40 in addition to 9, that's a simple change over. I am guessing you shoot 40 and 9 the most. I would also order a couple extra primer tubes and a spare parts kit, a primer flip tray and a couple extra blue bins. You could opt to get a 550 with everything you want and I have a 550 as well. I like the 650's much better, case feeders are nice, very nice. Regarding powder choices that is more complicated right now, A lot of choices that are not bad. I primarily used N320 but am switching over to Sport Pistol and already did for 40. Put me in the camp that Titegroup Powder is not a good choice for a new reloader. The following link may be useful: http://www.natoreloading.com/fast9mm/
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