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  1. 1) Use at least 0.2gr increments when testing. 2) Are we still talking about a 125gr HAP over CFE Pistol? If so and you want them stout go right to book max at 4.8gr (maybe some at 4.6gr for comparison).
  2. How did you determine the OAL? What was the longest length at which your rounds would still plunk and work in the magazine? Are you sure the rounds are failing because of the bulge? Are the cases being sized as far down as possible? What case gauge are you using? Certain dies produce "wasp-waisted" ammo which is accentuated when loading 147gr bullets.
  3. That's because as consumers we no longer expect, well, anything. Is it new? Check. Is it expensive? Does it have lights and buttons? Check. How could anyone possibly expect more??? This product is a prime example of that mentality, people couldn't throw their money at DAA fast enough.
  4. With so many initial problems one has to wonder how much testing DAA actually did prior to release. Why weren't they aware of these issues? Did they just test the thing with S&B primers and call it a day? Throw another primer collator onto the heap...
  5. Shorten the OAL until the round plunks.
  6. Not my data but I thought it might help... MBC 135gr LRN Brass: RWS Powder: Alliant Sport Pistol Primer: Remington 1-1/2 OAL: 1.130" Load Avg Vel SD 3.2gr 897 14 3.3gr 920 12 3.4gr 934 10 3.5gr 949 10 3.6gr 974 8 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ RMR 135gr FN MW 4.0 grains Alliant Sport Pistol OAL 1.130 Average: 969 ft/s SD: 7 ft/s Min: 957 ft/s Max: 980 ft/s Spread: 23 ft/s Power Factor Average: 130 Power Factor Low: 129 Power Factor High: 132 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Xtreme 135gr HP CCI SPP/WIN OAL - 1.08" 4.2gr. Alliant Sport Pistol # FPS 9 1035 8 1049 7 1046 6 1041 5 1043 4 1046 3 1036 2 1050 1 1031 Average: 1041.9 FPS SD: 6.6 FPS Min: 1031 FPS Max: 1050 FPS Spread: 19 FPS 4.1gr. Alliant Sport Pistol # FPS 10 1026 9 1034 8 1036 7 1036 6 1044 5 1044 4 1037 3 1035 2 1047 1 1032 Average: 1037.1 FPS SD: 6.3 FPS Min: 1026 FPS Max: 1047 FPS Spread: 21 FPS 3.9gr. Alliant Sport Pistol # FPS 10 990 9 996 8 986 7 1004 6 997 5 999 4 984 3 993 2 988 1 989 Average: 992.6 FPS SD: 6.3 FPS Min: 984 FPS Max: 1004 FPS Spread: 20 FPS ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 135gr BBI HITEK 3.6gr Alliant Sport Pistol 1.120 COAL Win SPP # FPS FT-LBS PF 10 990 293.85 133.65 9 982 289.12 132.57 8 992 295.03 133.92 7 995 296.82 134.32 6 993 295.63 134.05 5 982 289.12 132.57 4 991 294.44 133.79 3 989 293.25 133.51 2 992 295.03 133.92 1 982 289.12 132.57 Average: 988.8 FPS SD: 5.0 FPS Min: 982 FPS Max: 995 FPS Spread: 13 FPS 135gr BBI HITEK 3.7gr Alliant Sport Pistol 1.120 COAL Win SPP # FPS FT-LBS PF 10 1017 310.09 137.29 9 1019 311.31 137.57 8 1013 307.66 136.76 7 1018 310.70 137.43 6 1022 313.15 137.97 5 1008 304.63 136.08 4 1003 301.61 135.40 3 1024 314.38 138.24 2 1008 304.63 136.08 1 1003 301.61 135.40 Average: 1013.5 FPS SD: 7.6 FPS Min: 1003 FPS Max: 1024 FPS Spread: 21 FPS
  7. Sorry for the late reply, please allow me to clarify... I only needed to polish my MBF powder funnel with metal polish to get rid of the problem. The picture is a stock photo of a Dillon powder funnel which has been modified by Starline. It's hard to see but the radius of the funnel was modified to smooth entry and exit. When performed on a MBF powder funnel one must be mindful of the "step" in the funnel.
  8. You might be tightening the shellplate too much.
  9. Is the priming stem centered in the shellplate? Or does it look like this...
  10. The replacement for Clays is Clays.
  11. Several things can cause the powder funnel to stick. 1) New brass is especially sticky. 2) Not all brass is created equally: 3) Brass has galled on the powder funnel (look for a light brass ring or brass streaks). 4) You're pushing the powder funnel too far into the case (too much flare). 5) Your powder funnel is too thick. I just polished my powder funnel but you can also modify it. 6) As you have already learned, case lube make the press run smoother. 7) A million other reasons that I've forgotten.
  12. I think chevrofreak wanted to know which headstamps you're trying to load?
  13. A picture of your round(s) is still worth a thousand words...
  14. First, determine your OAL (See below). You can't duplicate a factory round unless you're using all the same components. You only have to flare the case mouth slightly when using FMJ. After crimping the case mouth measurement should be approximately .377 - .379. - How to determine OAL: https://czfirearms.us/index.php?topic=34225.msg189131#msg189131 (If your bullet doesn't easily collapse just use the seating die to shorten the OAL incrementally until it plunks) - Plunk test:
  15. Resize the picture and post it. How did you determine the OAL? Does your sizing die touch the shellplate? Are you using the semi-wadcutter stem in the seating die? The case mouth measurement after crimp should be .380 MAX.
  16. For the most part OAL in pistol ammo should address functionality. If your rounds work in the magazine and plunk in the barrel then you're all set. The length of pistol rounds will vary depending on the ogive of the bullet used. Never look to duplicate a manufactured round unless you're using all the same components.
  17. It's the name you deserve when someone, in this case me, can't criticize a product without you going off the deep end. Needing to hang this thing off the side of a bench, or modify your bench to secure it, wasn't a smart design decision in my opinion. It looks like others are starting to figure that out: Maybe I'm not giving DAA a fair shake. This could all be part of a larger sales tactic (which I don't begrudge them for). Bench attachment accessory $20, large primer conversion kit $50, press integration system $100. If so, then I can at least wrap my head around the initial design.
  18. Don't be fooled by the DAA fanboy, he's talking CAD not USD. Although we'll always pay a little more being Canadian, primer prices up here are similar to what you mentioned.
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