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  1. I'd get the 650 instead of the 750 for the exact same reason.
  2. You definitely should have bought all of them. Naturally, things here in Canada are starting to get sketchy as well. Primers are still somewhat available but hard to find and prices are starting to skyrocket. I too just "topped up" with 22K of Ginex primers (my "budget" S&B primers aren't so cheap anymore). I would have bought them all (88K) but my wife would have killed me, lol.
  3. I understand your nervousness as a new loader, we were all there once. Try to stick with published data whenever possible but sometimes, like in your case, published data from the powder manufacturer doesn't exist for your bullet weight and construction (Titegroup+147gr lead/coated lead bullet). When this happens I reference several manuals and or collect as much information from the web as possible and start with the general consensus charge. When trying to duplicate a load bullet weight and construction matter most. For instance; from my previous example you can assume that any 147gr FMJ loa
  4. It doesn't matter that 1.08 is LESS than the cited OAL if that information is useless. What happens if you find data that lists a shorter tested length? Which length would you choose then? As an example only: I load a 147gr FMJ to 1.08 over 3.6gr (max) of Titegroup (130 PF from 4" barrel). Hogdon's data applies more directly to my situation but I still ignored the OAL. No reputably published data will make your $hit explode because you shortened the OAL to fit your barrel. Lead data for lead/coated lead bullets, FMJ data for FMJ/plated bullets. Also, wouldn't it be easier to search
  5. 1) The OAL's listed in manuals/data is completely useless so it doesn't matter that yours is "shorter than listed". 2) You aren't loading an FMJ so the charging window Hodgdon provides isn't very helpful. Generally, it takes less powder to move lead (coated). 3) Other forum members who have already tested a 147gr coated bullet with Titegroup should be able to provide you with charge weights. Maybe like the information provided below? lol.
  6. Bullet profile affects the OAL. Measuring a factory round is useless because you aren't loading those components. Under a coated 147gr bullet 3.0gr-3.2gr of Titegroup should make minor. Load to the max determined OAL.
  7. Everything's clean when loaded near max. I think Titegroup's a great powder, it's cheap and very versatile. Definitely not the "cleanest" powder but that doesn't bother me much. I would like to try Clean Shot but they don't offer their products in Canada (yet?).
  8. I use the MTM crates I pictured in my last post, .50 cal for storage within the plastic crate which I stack on top of one another and .30 cal for transport/range trips.
  9. I don't use small ammo cases anymore (they're good for matches) but the Dillon boxes match up with the hundo perfectly. Now I buy plastic 50 cal. ammo cans and dump everything in them.
  10. https://forums.brianenos.com/topic/260618-load-data-for-9mm-147gr-coated-bullets-cfe-pistol/page/2/?tab=comments#comment-2900470
  11. Take measurements along the length of two rounds (one that passes, one that doesn't). That's where you'll find your answers. P.S. Doesn't the EGW case gauge check OAL? Maybe the gauge is the problem. Have you tried loading those dummies extremely short (1.08)? You have nothing to lose...
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