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    Nick Berger

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  1. Will we be able to tri top the comps without the worry of them cracking? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Do it! I went from limited to CO (for a very short period) and loved the dot. Mount the dot to the frame and shoot major power factor for even more fun! I’m running a 9major gun that I built on a JEM slide frame, MBX mags (with Taran springs) and 124grain Everglades. If the gun is built right and tuned with your mags and your ammo it should just need a wipe down and oil. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I said his 2 port comp works great, going to try an atlas for aesthetics. The first picture is the CFD comp. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I have no complaints on how the gun feels and tracks with the 2 port. Loading 7.6 grains of HS6 and a 124 grain Everglades. 5.0 barrel makes 170pf. I am going to try an Atlas comp on this pistol, mostly for aesthetics. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I have 3 9 major guns I’m finishing up now. None are really apples to apples but I have a 3 port on a 5.4” barrel, plastic grip, brass magwell. 2 port on a 5.4” barrel, stainless grip and a 2 port on a 5.0 barrel Ti grip. I will be cutting slides for comp clearance tomorrow and I should be able to work up some loads this weekend and test them. Going to be using 124 grain bullets and HS6. No poppel holes right now. First impressions, they don’t match the radius of the slide and I’ve read somewhere you can’t tri top the comp or they can crack. I will have to see what I can come up with to make them blend. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Also wondering about how these are with 9major? Building an open gun now and like the shorter OAL gun. Also is there much difference between a 5.4 barrel and 5.0 barrel? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I'm running STI tubes with tti springs/followers and 4g2 pads. I can get 21 in all 4 of my mags. I run 21 in my #1 mag and 20 in the 3 on my belt just for ease of loading. I just recently tuned my STI tubes with the Dawson kit. I'm tempted to try a couple of mbx tubes just because. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I changed to an older tool head that was making 9mm ammo. As of now I think I found the sweet spot for all of my dies. Everything worked good yesterday.
  9. Loaded 700 this afternoon, I've chamber checked 400 of them. So far: Winchester 100/100 pass Cbc 95/100 S&B 198/200. Give me enough ammo to take over to a last minute match I'm shooting tomorrow. I have some other headstamps loaded but have not checked them yet. Also the bullets I checked that I thought were .400 were actually .401, I got a mic out and checked them... I thought it was a little odd to have Bayous that were sized different. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. So either my OCD kicked in, or I completely lost my mind last night. I sorted about 2000 pieces of brass by headstamp. I'm going to load 100 of each headstamp and see how it works out as far as failures to chamber check. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I'm curious about your stages? How does a complex stage dictate that you need to shoot more than 41-43 rounds? Or do multiple reloads. I thought of one match so far this year that I have planned 2 reloads, there was X number of targets on the left side of a shoot house that got taken on the move, get to the back and do a reload to take a few arrays of steel, after the steel there was some distance to cover with more paper and a few farther steel on the right. I broke that one into 3 mags just because it was pushing the round count close trying to combine the 2 of the positions on 1 mag. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. All the other 40 bullets I have loaded have been .401, this box is .400-.4005. Velocity was about 30fps slower (166PF). Accuracy did not seem to be effected. Off to the basement to load up 500 rounds for A1. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Finished off a box of bayous with 100 pieces of Starline brass, first time 100 good rounds have come off the press in a row. Opened a new box of bullets and they are sized to .401, so far 3 out of 100 have failed to plunk test (they would chamber if cycled through the gun but I'm loading rounds for A1). I will see how much the velocity is effected tomorrow going from .401-.400. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I'm using bayous sized at .401 (normal). I have a couple of buddies that run bayous and leather heads. They load on hornady presses with zero issues. Another buddy runs a 550 (like me), but runs xtreme's but doesn't have issues. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I though I had it pretty well fixed but it's coming back again. I'm getting a few that don't pass the plunk test. The real issue is the ones that plunk test ok, but if you rotate the round wrong it will get hung up when trying to feed. I was hoping to have this sorted out by now, area 1 is next week and my pistol is choking on this ammo. I did notice a lot of the rounds that are hanging up are GFL headstamp. I'm going to try some different brass tonight and also try some new star line brass.
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