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    St. Louis, MO
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    All Pistol and Rifle Shooting
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    Robert Puckett

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    Shield upgrades

    I have have a Shield in 9mm. Mine is the S&W performance center with ported barrel and improved trigger. The trigger on the performance was significantly better than a standard shield. Not sure if the barrel is any better than the standard shield outside of the porting. For accuracy I can put a full magazine into the head of a USPSA target at 15 yards.
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    What Did You Do Today In Reloading?

    I set up my new early and very much surprised Christmas present from my wife. A new Pro Chucker 7 press. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Black friday components thread?

    They seem to be comparable to Winchester SPP. An example. CCI I have a 5-8% failure to fire out of 100. With Win SPP and Federal SPP are 100% reliable. Fiocchi SPP so far have been 100% reliable. For me they are very close to Winchester for cup softness and I use them interchangeably with Win. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Leupood delta pro 7.5 on pistol

    I have used a DPP 7.5 on my CO Pistol over a year now. I have had real good success with it. The triangle is easy for me to pick up and I use the “point” for more precise shots at distance. Battery life has been very good. When I’m at a match I just leave it on. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Prima V metering terribly

    I think you’ll like SP. I have burned through 6 pounds of it and I’m getting ready to buy another 8 pounds. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Prima V metering terribly

    When I was using Prima V powder I had the same issue with my RCBS powder measure. I would have to throw somewhere between 15-25 powder drops before I would start getting consistent weights. If I wasn’t loading a different cartridge I would leave the powder in the hopper and my powder drop would remain consistent. However if I emptied the hopper I would need to “start over” to get consistent throws again. Prima V is a good powder. But I have since switched to Sport Pistol when I couldn’t find it and no longer worry about inconsistent drops. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    RCBS bullet Feeder ? Anyone using it?

    Just saw this thread. I have been using the RCBS bullet feeder on my Pro 2000 press for awhile. My biggest complaint is when you start running low on Bullets in the collator it won’t reliably feed bullets. Other than this it’s been a great addition. It’s not that much loader than the Mr Bullet model I have been around. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    RCBS Progressive press

    I have been loading on a RCBS Pro 2000 since they first came out. I stopped counting the number of rounds loaded on this press after I passed 100,000. My press is is the manual advance shell plate like the 550. So far it has been great press and the few minor issues I’ve had RCBS took care quickly. Things I like about the press and were deciding factors over the Dillon 550 is 5 stations and the APS primer system. I can comfortably load 500 rounds per hour with the added bullet feeder. More if I push myself. The APS primer system has been outstanding. It seems to just work. I can load 500 primers (20 strips) in about 10 minutes. Once loaded I can load 500 rounds non stop other than typical quality and safety checks I do while loading. As far as the Pro Chucker 5 & 7 I would rather have a Dillion 650 then either of those. The Pro Chucker series seems to have serious issue with the priming system. And if you want case feeder you have to buy additional parts from RCBS adding more cost, and a different manufacturer case feeder. If and when I upgrade to fully progressive press it will be Dillion. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Bell width for coated

    If you like I can measure the flare when I get home. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Bell width for coated

    It sounds like you have plenty of Bell on your case mouth. I set the width of my case mouth flare large enough to just not hit on the mouth of my seating die. I use a Redding Competition seating die. Occasionally I will get a bullet scrap the coating off on the side but that is because the bullet is sitting at an angle not any where near straight up and down. When it enters the die it scrap the coating off. Are you seating and crimping in one operation? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Good Dry Tumblers

    I use a Thumlers Tumbler UV 10. I’ve had and used it for 24 years and it’s still going strong. Mine is the smallest. It will do about 700 9mm cases a5 a time. They are pricey compared to most others, but they are quite and reliable. The UV 18 would most likely get you the capacity you are looking for. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    RAP's Journey to Success

    8.26.2018 Live fired practiced with my good friend Dave today. We started with checking our zeros at 25 yards. Dave just set up his Sig X5 for carry optics. Next we worked on DOT drill. I was happy I made progress from my last session even though I only dry fired once this week because of out of town travel for business. After we completed the DOT drill we set up 4 targets 2 yard apart at 10 yards. This was the same basic drill I shot last week. Difference is the targets were 2 yards apart. Like last week I started with the target on the left as my first target. My goal was the same as last week with the targets at 1 yard apart .3-.35 second transitions with all A's. Like last week I would start with the same far left target first then transition to the third target to the right and so on with a goal of all A's. We also went right to left as well. We spent the majority of the day doing this drill. We wanted to focus on 1-2 items to really get the most out of the live fire practice.
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    3gun rifle ammo selection 200+ yards

    If both cases are steel than it’s the cannelure making the difference. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    3gun rifle ammo selection 200+ yards

    As a former long range shooter I can say from my experience all things being equal; Bullets with a cannelure typically are not as accurate as Bullets without. (However I noticed on the non-cannelure bullet it looks like it has a groove from crimping albeit light.) Also, does the training ammo have a brass case as oppose to steel? When it comes to long range shooting for accuracy your case can and will most likely affect your accuracy as well. A good example of how your case effects accuracy. I have a .308 I used for F class shooting. When working on my loads I used 2 different brands of brass. Lapau and Federal. When shooting the same bullet,powder,primer combination Lapau brass consistently out performed Federal brass. The difference was significant. Based on your information I would say the bullet and casing are biggest drivers behind the difference in accuracy. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hi from Northern Colorado

    Welcome to the forum! You will finds lots of knowledge, opinions and good people willing to give a helping hand. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk