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  1. You would be fine to leave the brass in the water prior to starting the cleaning process. Do not let it sit in there not tumbling in the dirty water after the process has ended for very long. If you let it sit in the dirty water for a long time (long time being several hours with out tumbling) then you will find that the dirty water starts to tarnish the brass. If that happens you will need to empty the dirty water and re-clean the brass.
  2. The other option is to roll size the brass as part of your process.
  3. Had same problem with my Czechmate sight mount. Had to chase the threads and then clean and re-clean them multiple times (including the threads on the screws) with brake cleaner, and then the Loctite cleaner. Used RED Loctite and have not had an issue since. The least little bit of oil / grease in the threads and the Loctite will not cure properly. I use the liquid and not the stuff that is in the "chapstick" tube. The other option to the Red is Green 632 Loctite. I have used that in the past to mount compensators on other guns, but will warn you that you will definitely need to heat up the screws if you should ever need to remove them.
  4. I had same problem with one of my Czechmates. If your gun was new from factory there is no Loctite on it. The problem is the factory does not always do a great job of cleaning the threads on the barrels. You may even find once you get the limited front sight block off that you run in to the same problem with the open set up. You can use a set of soft jaws on your vice to hold the barrel and a leather pad between a wrench and the flats of the front sight block to get the limited configuration loose. Once you do that get the proper size die and chase the threads on the barrel with the die using some oil. Then clean after chasing the threads. Do this for both barrels and you will not have the problem any longer.
  5. I doubt you will ever wear the die out. I run the Lee 9MM U die on a RL1050 and have well over 70K rounds through it so far with no issues. I wet tumble with SS pins and lube brass as well.
  6. I give the press a general cleaning after each reloading session. It gets a thorough cleaning and lube every 10K or so rounds. I just find that the press runs much better if you stay after it and keep it as clean as you can.
  7. Agree with the above. Go with longest OAL and check as you go. Also, every full turn of the throating reamer be sure to pull it out, clean it off and clean out any chips from the barrel. It should not take much to get it done and go SLOW with no pressure put on the throating reamer.
  8. Malibu13

    CM and TSO magwell ?

    No one makes mag wells with inserts for TS or CM like the Dawson Ice. Armory Craft does have some aftermarket mag wells that I believe they MFG or have made for them. Might be worth reaching out to them to see if they would be interested in making such a thing.
  9. Malibu13

    Czechmate vs Parrot

    Yes both barrels are the same.
  10. Malibu13

    Czechmate Recipes

    What reamer were you using? There should be no reason you had to use your drill to do the throating. I have done a number of the Czechmate barrels, as have a number of the guys I shoot with, and not one of them required using anything but standard tapping chuck and very light to no pressure what so ever to get the job done. Did you get a measurement before and after throating and if so how much did you have to remove? Should have only been a few thousandths of depth in the throat area.
  11. Malibu13

    Czechmate Recipes

    You can do the barrel reaming yourself. It is very easy to do. You just need to take your time and go slow. The reamer can be purchased at Brownell's or direct from Clymer. Clymer part # 184053380. When doing this you need to make sure you do not put ANY downward pressure on the reamer. Get it chucked up in a tap holder, ube wit hsome cutting fluid, and put in barrel, then gently turn one or two turns, clean out chamber, test fit dummy round that is OAL your looking to use. Then repeat as needed one or two turns at a time until the dummy round seats properly in barrel. If you try and put pressure on the reamer it WILL get stuck very easily. They are very sharp and will make the cut with no pressure being applied to it at all.
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    Czechmate vs Parrot

    They are the same gun. Only difference is the anodized grips, mag well, mag base plates, slide racker, and the hammer on the Parrot is the CZ low profile competition hammer. I have both a Czechmate and Parrot. My Parrot came with 2 barrels as well so I am not sure if they are now only shipping with one barrel (I got my Parrot a year or so ago). As stated above you can get the anodized grips, mag well, trigger, slide racker, etc. from Armory Craft if you want them for a Czechmate. Both are good guns and run well with very minor tweaking needed. Also if you shop around a bit you should be able to find a Parrot for about the same price as the Czechmate. Armory Craft gets them in from time to time and Milos is a good guy to deal with.
  13. Malibu13

    Czechmate Recipes

    Sig2009, I load to 1.160" OAL. for the load I mentioned using the MG 115 CMJ bullet.
  14. Agree that is flow in to the firing pin hole as mentioned above. I think your OAL is a bit short as well. Typically see OAL of 1.160 - 1.165 for that bullet and load in 9MM Major. Loading the bullet a bit longer will help with the pressure as will the extended firing pin.
  15. Malibu13

    Czechmate Recipes

    Agree with getting barrel reamed so that you can seat bullets longer. Preferred load I am running is 9.8GN of Accurate #7 under a Montana Gold 115GN CMJ Round Nose bullet. Makes ~169PF and is very flat shooting. Would also suggest you change out the recoil spring (if you have not done so already) to a 9 or 10LB spring.
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