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  1. 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 mos
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Winchester small pistol also.
  9. 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
  10. I think the early Gen 5's had a short chamber. I heard they changed that. I have a new gen 5 19. Maybe I will compare a couple of dummy rounds.
  11. I bought a guide rod from Jager, no spacers needed. I thought a spacer may induce failure, or at least, I was afraid of it. http://www.jagerproducts.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=35&products_id=116&zenid=14mddul8vg8045kp9omf4ipn06
  12. 35 but I would stay with 9mm till your skills improve.
  13. I was shocked when I first shot a Gen 5 34. It was noticeably better. What you are going to get is a better trigger, more accuracy and ability to run a dot without milling. I personally like the no finger grooves but that is not a game changer to me. I have been into Glocks for about 20 years and the Gen 5's are the best yet IMO and its not even close. Do I stake my life on the older Gen's, yes. For competition is there is better trigger and accuracy in the Gen 5, yes. The downside is that if your a Dawson adjustable sight guy, the sight dovetail is so far rearward for the MOS system you
  14. I usually shoot limited whether I am running minor or major with my 34 or 35. Lately, for 9mm I have been adding a TTI grandmaster kit, Jager SS guide rod, IMSI 13# spring, Dawson Fiber optics, for the Gen 5 I add the gen 4 extended mag release, for the Gen 3 and older I have run extended or not extended mag release. For the Gen 4 or 5 they are so close you can hardly tell the difference. I don't think there would be any harm with a tungsten guide rod. I have not heard good word of mouth on Double Diamond stuff. I think you can get most of the parts I listed except t
  15. Justy set the die up per the instructions that come with the die. When you set it up, a half a turn (of knurled knob) for a light crimp, full turn for a heavy crimp. I recently set up a 40 FCD and did 3/4 of a turn on the knob and it indented a jacketed bullet circumferentially pretty good so I backed it off to 1/2 turn. Just pull a couple bullets to see if you have too much crimp.
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