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    Finally read the FAQs
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  1. Mushki25

    Cast bullet leading

    I have only had leading when of the following three mistakes were made. I have done all three of these at some point while learning. If I had batch that leaded I shot a few full metal jacket rounds at the bottom of each magazine and the leading was shot out. Glad someone gave me that tip. 1) undersized bullets-these will lead without anyway I know of to avoid it 2) too much crimp-it can be caused this by simply crimping too much and by swagging a softer lead bullet with a lee factory crimp die. I like using lee factory crimp dies but this is something to be aware of 3) not enough bell on the case-this causes the bullet to get shaved to some extent causing an undersized bullet I’m sure there are other way I have yet to encounter to cause leading but have not found them yet
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    Ejector pin

    My Svi will slide off if I try to remove it. I have not had a single issue and just assumed it’s fine as is.
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    Do you like the new Production rules?

    +1 for going back to just two divisions
  4. I got a great deal on a pair of stars a few years ago. The only way to practice for one without shooting one would be to trap any other moving target. The fastest but most risky way of clearing a star is to start at the bottom and work around and up the opposite side. The best way is top down, fairly fast and relatively safe. The only thing similar to shooting them as them as they come around that I can think of is waiting for a grouse to clear a pine tree in order to drop the bird. Hope this helps.
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    165s for Major

    I cast my own 165 grain bullets for .40 major. While they are snappier than 180’s and 200’s I have tried (in different but similar guns), they are still softer than factory .40. I like the way they shoot well enough and highly doubt they cause me to lose any stage time on the competition. I push them using titegroup which is a fairly smoky combo. The only way I would consider switching is if I was given a free 180-200 grain mold, but don’t see that happening. I use a 2011 so 165 may very well be a bit snappy out of a plastic offering, just a guess.
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    trigger ignition kit

    This is the way I set the first leg as well.
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    Production changes ..

    I'm going to preface this by stating "this is only my opinion". I believe that production was intended to be an entry level division. Something a new guy could shoot with his carry gun or range blaster without getting smoked for shooting limited minor. The time progressed and shooters began to game the system in place. People were going out to purchase imported guns for a perceived/real advantage. Others modifying their guns and still others doing both. I do not believe this rule change was intended to address this issue but as an added side effect it may have done so. I think the real issue was trying to enforce the previous rules. I do not want to invest the time to learn all of the CZ variants nor try to figure out if that extended mag release on a comparators Glock is factory or not. I believe this new rule set will be easier to enforce and therefore better for the division. I have been shooting limited for the last 6 months so maybe because I have no skin in the game I care less. I also shot an M&P in production. I do like the fact the playing field will be closer to level for the plastic guns. I can fully understand why the guys spending limited gun money to gain an advantage in production are upset. I would believe everyone else will like the new rules for the most part.
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    Production changes ..

    I like the change of rules. I feel this allows the plastic guns to compete at a closer to level field. Now that the triggers can be modified fully the may even have an advantage since they do not have to deal with the pesky double action first shot. The steel guns will still have a weight advantage. Nothing changes at the end of the day though as the Indian is still far more important than the arrow.
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    How are you adapting to the new rules?

    My biggest adjustment is simply not shooting IDPA much at all any more. That said I did shoot an indoor match over the weekend that included the 5x5 classifier. My prediction is that it will not be around for very long in it's current format. An accurate shooter has more than 2.5 seconds on the draw and 0.5 second splits to make master with zero down. Not exactly master class shooting. This does not even account for the simple gaming that can be done by those that do such a thing. Due to mental malfunction reshoot of a string, you can shoot any string over and over and over again until your happy with the result and move on. Verify down zero or take an extra shot. You will see a lot of new masters once this becomes known and before the 5x5 disappears. Honestly IDPA was fun but those days are long gone.
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    Dead trigger

    You probably checked it possibly you over travel screw worked itself in too far. I had an issue like that which only showed itself with one of my magazines.
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    Quicker transitions

    This may very well be the best tip I have ever been given. The beats of the metronome forced me to keep up in dry fire practice. Live fire I saved a 1/2 second off my Blake drill with all good hits. I never would have pushed the pace fast enough to make that happen without first hearing the metronome. Thanks a ton Memphis Mechanic!
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    Quicker transitions

    I want to tell you I can pull sub 2 sec bill drills but honestly while I can do them, I am more likely to go 2.3 all alpha or pull Charlie’s if I push it to beat 2 sec. All that said I still feel I need to speed up transitions in order to improve. Memphis Mechanic’s idea seems to have merit at least while dry firing. I get that the cadence firing will not be an option in competition, think it’s a great learning tool. Time will tell. I’m still open to any new ideas.
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    Table start (production)

    I could not find the video to post a link but I have seen one where Max Michael shows exactly what you describe. That said I tried it and it works well but since most times that I run into a table start it is with an unloaded gun, I just stick to grabbing the gun with the strong hand so my weak hand is free to go for a magazine. This becomes second nature after a little practice. I’m sure any way of doing it will work quite well with only a little practice.
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    Quicker transitions

    After a quick dry fire test I can say this is excellent advise. Thanks. I would be happy to hear any other tips as well.
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    How Light is "Light"?

    My favorite trigger measures at 1.75 pounds but I think a crisp trigger is more important.