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  1. Another thing that might be happening is not getting the bullet straight when it is being seated. If they tip any bit then you can have some shaving and they wont gauge either. DougC
  2. Hi Sarge, remember I only said the brass would "chamber"......lol. 9 Major is a complete different animal.....
  3. Thanks for the kind words, Jack. I now have elderly parents I care for along with a special at home, and am in my last three years of work for my pension so I have been a little bit busy......LOL
  4. As I have a Automated roll sizer and used to be a Commercial Loader here some info to take how you will. In my experience you don't need an undersized die for 9 or .40. The standard Lee sizing die will return the OD of the case to factory spec, unlike the Dillon die, which is hogged out a little bit. There is nothing wrong with the Dillon dies, but the Lee sizes down a little farther. The OD of the brass with the rollsizer and Dillon die is the same as the same brass with the Lee factory sizer die. Use Dillon case lube and don't worry about the brass after that. This will ensure the brass will chamber properly in your gun. Good luck, DougC
  5. For those of you that don't know Jim he has been inside the shooting sports for over 30 years and is a wealth of knowledge. I feel honored to have been able to see his S&W custom guns from the 80s and 90s when I was invited to his home. If you have the opportunity to meet him you will enjoy the experience! DougC
  6. I would try the old spring first. You also may need your extractor adjusted for proper feeding of shorter factory rounds. That is a known issue. DougC
  7. The match went great thanks to the crew at Green Valley. There was much improvement on the part of the NRA. Things were better but rhere is a long way to go to get back to where it can be. There is work behind the scenes to promote the match to the grassroots to gain more shooters. DougC
  8. Hello all. The Big Dawg Steel Match 2018 will be held at the West Liberty Gun Club on October 12-14. We have a few spots left with 100 entries so far. Come shoot 15 stages of plate rack excitement against some of the best shooters in the area! This is set up like the Old American Handgunner match in Colorado. Please like and visit our Big Dawg Steel Match Facebook page for information and updates. https://www.facebook.com/BigDawgSteel/ This continues to be a 50 % cash payback match, paid to the top five shooters in the limited (iron sight), Unlimited (open), and PCC categories. Plaques will be awarded to Top Senior, Top Lady, Top Junior, Stock and Open Revolver( out to 3 places if enough shooters enter). We are soliciting prizes for the prize table as well. We will be using Practiscore scoring with paper back up. You will be able to squad yourself as well once you are paid. https://www.practiscore.com/big-dawg-steel-match-2018/register The match will take place Friday, Saturday, and small squads Sunday morning. Once we get done on Sunday we will check scores and get on with the prize table and awards. All updates will be posted on the FB page. I have blocked out rooms at the Heartland Inn in Coralville. Their direct number is (319) 351-8132. http://www.heartlandinns.com/ http://www.thinkiowacity.com/ has links to hotels and answers many questions about the area. Please send this to all your friends that may have shot the match or want to so we can get the information out to them. A big thanks to Eric and Heather Martin for stepping up to help and making the Practiscore sign up and scoring a reality! If you see them at a match tell them thanks! Get to loading ammo, it will be here before you know it! PS. if you need anything hit me up on the FB page.......it will be a quicker response! Doug Carden
  9. Great, right before Bianchi...........Is there anyway to get back to not bunching up the large matches right on top of each other? It was nice when it was the same time every year so you could plan to attend the large matches. Not complaining but putting it out there..... DougC
  10. i heard a couple weeks ago it was 110 for the Worlds, and around 140 for the Cup. I hope those go up.....
  11. Yes that is what Bob gave me for load data as well. I hated the slow powder and noise. Start at 5.5 and see what the groups look like. DougC
  12. I will try to help if I can! DougC
  13. Update. We are almost to 100 shooters. If you are thinking about attending this match please sign up soon. www.practiscore.com Big Dawg steel match. Cool weather along with the most steel shooting you can find for $50 bucks! See you there, DougC
  14. I have used Lehman Optical since 1997. He sets up your focalpoint for your front sight distance. My last set was for shooting 50 yards for Bianchi Cup shooting. He made me test lenses with my new prescription and send test lenses to put in front of the new lense so I could dial in what I needed for 50 yards. Now I can see the front sight perfectly and see the lines on the target as well. He is a wealth of knowledge. Allan Lehman Optical No reviews · Optician Dewey, AZ · (928) 632-5848 He doesn't do internet anything. Call him. He travels to all the big shotgun shoots and competes as well with his family. Pretty neat guy! DougC
  15. Hello my friend! It is a blast. We are going to take a lot of video this year and also have a drone with an HD camera. Like the FB page and we will post everything after the match! Hope to see you at a match soon! Doug
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