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About jeffroberdo

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    Looks for Match
  • Birthday 01/29/1969

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    Raleigh N.C.
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    General Shooting, Competition Shooting and Reloading
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    Jeff Roberdo

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  1. Anyone have any real world experience with the new Alliant Sport Pistol Powder yet? Burn rate? 9mm and .40 for USPSA and Steel Challenge. I am always willing to tinker and experiment but would like a good starting point for reference http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/06/07/new-alliant-sport-pistol-powder/
  2. Awesome reading on this thread. I have shot almost exclusively coated (BBI, Blue, Bayou and SNS). None have given me true acceptable accuracy. I have tried a few Plated from RMR and XTreme. The Plated have never given me an appreciable benefit over Coated to justify the extra cost. Now, To My question/comment. Even though everyone is saying "Acceptable For Our Game" accuracy is good enough and i am okay with that but. I want my gun to shot as accurate as it can. (Glock34, Wilson Barrel). I want to try some FMJ bullets now after reading all this. What brand does everyone recommend within a reasonable cost? Sounds like MG's are a bit pricey. Right now my "Go To" Load is 4.1gr of HP-38 under a 125gr Blue Bullet RN. I do not have a crono but these should be right around 1050fps for about 130pf. P.S. For some of the posters that will probably be reading this. I stopped using TightGroup because of smoke and leading issues. W231/HP-38 is great.
  3. @Bamboo. Thank you for that very well composed and very informative reply. I love tinkering and don't mind at all being on the "Fringe" of reloading for my pistols. V sounds like a good powder and i did notice the inconsistencies that everyone is having and i agree that since the powder shortage is now all but over their are lots and lots of other powders out there that have very well established load data available. I indeed may be just chasing a rabbit down a rabbit hole and looking for the Holy Grail of accuracy with my Glock 34 and should just be happy with the accuracy i am getting but i KNOW this gun can do better in the accuracy department.
  4. By "Reliable Data" I mean something i can read and use from say "The Manufacturer" not something i have read on a forum or on the internet somewhere. I don't need a "Lawer" i just want good well tested data, not B.S. Now after saying that, I indeed have found lots and lots of good load data starting points from folks in this forum and yes, i love to experiment when i can afford the time and ammo to test. That is one of the reason i asked if anyone would know where Prima V falls in the burn rate chart.
  5. Sorry for not getting back you guys till now. My Main Shooter right now is my Glock 34 9mm with a Wilson Combat Match Barrel. My Favorite Projectile right now is Blue Bullet 125gr RN. My current go to load right now is 125gr BB RN over 4.1g of Win231 should crono around 1050ish. Shoots pretty soft and not bad accuracy but i know the accuracy can be better.
  6. I am hearing a lot about Prima V Pistol Powder. Where can i find reliable 9mm Load Data and, Does anyone know where it falls on the Relative Burn Rate Chart?
  7. @igolfat8, What type of gun and What Brand of 95gr Bullet?
  8. @RickT. Running a Glock 34 9mm with a Wilson Combat Match Barrel. Very tight chamber on the Wilson Barrel. Does Not Like .356 Bullets. Best Bullets for this barrel i have found are "The Blue Bullets" I have always shot 125gr 9mm bullets in USPSA but i am getting my inexperienced brother in law into shooting competitions with me and we are gonna be doing a lot of Steel Fun Matches and i hope some Sanctioned SCSA matches to get him a lot of "Under The Buzzer Match" Trigger Time.
  9. I have 2 Simple questions for the 9mm shooters. 1. What is the lightest Bullet anyone has used in their 9mm handguns? (Non Compensated) 2. For those that shoot Steel Challenge, What would be your Favorite Loading for SCSA? This topic may have been covered here before and if so please point me to the thread and i will read on.
  10. I would like to use the same for both economically but i want good match ammo.
  11. I am pondering and wondering what everyone else does? Does everyone that competes (I am sure most people here do). Does everyone that does Live Fire Practice use the same ammo to compete with that they use to practice with or do some folks have different match ammo then practice ammo. 2 Different loads. Very similar but different.
  12. I chose this bullet because i love the clean holes flat points put in paper and i wanted to try a 125 instead of a 147 Flat Point. Its listed under the 9mm section on SnS Casting site and sized at .356 so i decided to try it out. the 100 rounds of test ammo i shot, shot very well and 1.050 +/- is just my first batch. I have 3000 of these so some experimenting with O.A.L can be done but can only go so long due to the Lube Groove. I wouldn't mind a 1.10 length so this gives me a reason for more bench and range time.
  13. The BBI 125gr TC bullets this post is originally about do not have a lube ring. The new SnS Casting 125gr FP bullet i am talking about does have a lube ring and a crimp ring.
  14. @IDescribe, The reason for the 1.050 Depth is the bullet profile of this particular bullet. They have a Crimp Ring in them and my depth is pretty close to that crimp ring. Trust me, I stopped at that depth. Could have been a few thousandths shorter to seat inside that ring. I certainly would think 1.040 or shorter is way to short. Go to the SnS Casting website and look at this bullets profile and you will see what i am talking about. I was actually pretty happy with the way they performed.
  15. Testing Completed using the SnS 125gr FP's. Very Pleased with Results. Specs: Glock 34 Factory Barrel 125gr SnS Coated Flat Point C.O.L.: 1.050 +/- .001 Crimp: .377 Powder: 3.7gr Tightgroup 100rnds tested: Flawless Plunk, Spin and Drop Free of Chamber. 10yard off hand group of 50rnds netted around 3in grouping (Not Exact) Slightly to the left of center and slightly high about 1.5in. 15yard Pistol Rest Group of 50rnds netted almost the same probably 4in grouping (not exact). As for the BBI 125cn, I will since i have about 1800 of those left to try i will certainly give them a second chance once these SnS 125's are shot up. I just think they were loaded to long and not the best quality control on the coating.
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