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  1. Malibu13

    czechmate recoil spring

    No, I would not say that it shoots softer with the lighter recoil spring. I would say there is less dot movement throughout the recoil cycle with the lighter spring. Especially on the return to battery. With the factory spring I found the dot dipping down as the gun came back in to battery. Thus I went with a lighter spring. A lot of what you choose to run for a spring, how "flat" the gun shoots etc. is very much based on the load you are running in the gun, and where you feel you are getting the most optimal performance out of the gun. I don't believe there is one right answer and what works in one gun will not always work in another. Just my two cents worth after spending a number of years at this and lots of testing.
  2. Malibu13

    czechmate recoil spring

    I have 2 Czechmates. The stock recoil spring was 14# in both of them. I have since done a lot of testing and settled on a 9# recoil spring. Have not had any issues with either gun going back in to battery. Also have two other guys I shoot with using Czechmates and both run 9# springs as well with no issues.
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    I have had the Level 10 kit on an RL1050 with a Mark VII running it for about a year and a half now. I don't track round count super close but a solid 25K rounds have been put through the press either prepping brass or loading with no issues. I make sure to clean and grease the bearing every time I convert press over from brass prep to loading and vise versa. No signs of wear yet, but I do have a back up bearing just in case. The press does operate smoother with the bearing in place, you still will get a bit of "snap" on a 1050 when the shell plate indexes, even with the delrin ball upgrade installed.
  4. Malibu13

    Lee bulge Buster kit

    If you have that much brass that is bulged, why not roll size them instead with a Case Pro?
  5. Malibu13

    What 9mm bullets are you using for major?

    Running MG 115GN CMJ bullets over Accurate #7 in my Czechmate. If you buy in bulk the cost difference per bullet becomes negligible compared to what you spend on match fees, travel, etc..
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    Finally got my czechmate

    I keep a spare recoil spring and slide stop in my range bag just in case. Have only had 1 break, and that was after 2+ years and 10K+ rounds through the gun. Have not had another break in either of my guns since, but better safe than sorry. Aside from that I do not keep additional springs / pins etc. with me for matches. I would suggest that you do Loctite down the site mount, thumb rest mount, scope mount once you install them. If you don't you will find they will come loose at the most in opportune time (while shooting a stage).
  7. Malibu13

    Finally got my czechmate

    Agree it depends on you and what you are going to do with it. If you plan on shooting matches (USPSA) and run it in open configuration with the compensator attached then... You will most likely want to get some extended mag base pads and new mag springs so you can load more rounds. Also suggest you get a few different recoil springs for it. I run 9# springs in my two Czechmates. The weight you end up with will depend on load you develop for it (assuming you are going to reload and load for major power factor). Also agree on the extended safety for left hand side of gun. Found that factory safety inadvertently engaged when shooting based on how my hands gripped gun. Might also want to consider a larger thumb rest as the factory one is very small and does not work well if you have larger hands.
  8. Malibu13

    Breakin my Parrot

    Yes that is correct, you can get them from Wolf. Also agree that you should try several different weight springs so you can tune for the load you are running. They sell a calibration pack of springs that I believe has 9,10,11,and 12# springs in it.
  9. Malibu13

    Checkmate! Load data and questions

    Yes. I run Montana Gold CMJ 115 Round nose bullets at 1.160 with no issue in both of my Czechmates. I also have several friends running same load in their Czechmates as well. The ability to load to that OAL will depend on the barrel that came with the gun. Have found several instances where we had to use a Clymer Throater Part # 184053380 to allow it to chamber that OAL. Specifically the spare barrel on my second Czechmate and the factory installed barrel on my first Czechmate.
  10. There is another trimmer called Trim-it that does same thing as Tri-way. Similar design to Crow trimmer but has micrometer like adjustment of trim length and chamfers inside and outside of neck at same time as trimming. So no need to debur afterwards. Have used mine for thousands of rounds and still on first cutting edge do carbide cutter. Don think brass is going to wear it out very fast unless as stated above you are reloading commercially.
  11. Si have a Mark7 and have been running it for well over a year with thousands of rounds loaded on it. Have not seen any variation in powder charge with it. Running on a Dillon 1050 and once I get charge weight set it stays there. I check charge weight multiple times during reload session just to be sure. Could be your powder measure or the type of powder your loading. What Powder are you running?
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    Breakin my Parrot

    Go with the lighter spring for sure. Factory recoil spring is 14lbs. I run a 9# spring in both my Czechmates and they run with out issue at major power factor. You may also find the extractor spring in the gun is a bit heavy and you can cut 1 coil out of it as well.
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    Checkmate! Load data and questions

    Running Acurate #7 at 9.8 grains with a 115 grain bullet seated at 1.160" in both of my Czechmates. Both make 168-170 power factor with that load. Think you will find light bullet with s,owner powder a better bet for shooting flatter.
  14. I run a Mark VII with the U-Die at digital clutch setting of 3 along with a bit off OneShot case lube and have no issues. Is your Mark VII exceeding the torque limit on the up stroke or the down stroke? If on the down stroke check your brass and make sure you do not have any "Glocked" brass. If the lower section of the brass is bulged and has the "Glock bulge" in it that may be your issue.
  15. Malibu13

    Czechmate Assembly (Limited >> Open)

    Not to be disagreeable but if he is going to shoot USPSA or IPSC and at major power factor ( which is what gun set up with compensator is intended for) he will want to run longer OAL loads to keep pressures down . To do that he will more than likely need to ream the chamber. Can you do it without reaming chamber, yes, but then it limits bullet and powder choices you have and puts unneeded stress on the gun. Do a search on this forum on the topic and you will find vast majority of people shooting a Czechmate ream the chamber for said reasons.