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    Czechmate vs Parrot

    Yes both barrels are the same.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Czechmate Recipes

    Sig2009, I load to 1.160" OAL. for the load I mentioned using the MG 115 CMJ bullet.
  6. 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.
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    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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. If you have that much brass that is bulged, why not roll size them instead with a Case Pro?
  12. 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..
  13. 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).
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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?
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. You will more than likely need a brass punch to remove the rear sight after loosening the set screw. The slide racker will be a tight fit going in and may also need a little assistance with the brass punch to drive it all the way in. I have several Czechmates and on some the fit was very tight and on others it was loose enough to to not need much more than a gentle nudge to get it installed. I strongly recomend using some Loctight on the set screw for the slide racker set screw. It will come loose if you don't use any. Same it true for set screw on the mag well. Then if you are going to shoot open class with gun you will want to chamber ream barrel so you can load longer bullets. Czechmate barrels tend to have a short chamber as delivered and typically need a few thousandths taken out of chamber to allow for longer OAL bullets to be chambered. Only takes a few minutes to do this.
  24. Have STI Truebore that runs the following load: 7.8 grains WAC 1.165" OAL 115 grain MG HP 173 Power Factor
  25. Correct. As I mention above you will need to modify it very slightly to get it to fit.
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