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  1. I've seen this mentioned a lot but with no real context. I see QC10 touted as having the correct angle but don't see anyone mentioning which lowers have the incorrect angle. Do the PSA lowers have a different angle compared to QC10 and as anyone actually measured them to quantify how they're different? This is one of my reasons for asking the question, I have a 5.56 AR built with mostly PSA parts and while they don't have all the bells and whistles they just plain work and were a great value for the money. Like I mentioned before I don't mind paying more to get something that is demonstrably better but I hate paying extra just to have a certain brand's roll mark on the side.
  2. I've been doing research on components for an upcoming PCC build but am struggling to find information on any functional differences between different lowers. For example I see the Quarter Circle 10 lowers recommended fairly frequently and are currently on sale for $225 QC10. On the other hand a guy I shoot with has a Palmetto state armory PCC and has had no issues with it and their lower is only $120 PSA. Are there any functional differences (beyond aesthetics and brand loyalty) between these two lowers? I'm not opposed to paying a premium for for quality parts if they are objectively better but if I can save $105 on the lower and get the same performance I'd rather use that money to upgrade other components of the rifle. The only thing I can tell that is different between the two from their descriptions is the QC10 has a LRBHO and the PSA does not which is not a deal breaker for me.
  3. Still a no go for me as well.
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    Keep and use or buy new?

    Even at that volume I would look into some sort of progressive press or at least a turrent press. I loaded about 300 rounds of 9mm on a single stage (already had it for precision rifle) before I said enough and bought a dillon 650. The single stage can do it but you're going to spend hours to produce the amount of ammo that a progressive can spit out in 15 min. Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
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    Good news for Prima V junkies

    I'm loading the same bullet at 1.110 with 3.5gr prima v and getting 130 power factor out of a stock 2. Standard deviation while not as good as yours was around 5 fps. I just switched from my 147 grain load because this one is just as soft but the sights track better. As far as I can tell prima v is basically the perfect 9mm minor powder: it's cheap, meters consistently, relatively clean, soft, with good accuracy. What more could you want. Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
  6. I get very consistent powder drops with prima v on my 650 loading 9mm. Every time I've chrono'd my ammo it's always single digit sd and low teens es. I would imagine that it should work similarly well in 40. Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
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    Glock to Shadow 2?

    I recently made a similar switch from a springfield xdm to a tanfoglio stock 2. At the end of the day pick whichever one you like and will motivate you to practice. My switch did not instantly make me a better shooter but rather took me a step back. It's taken me 2 months just to get back to the performance level that I had with the old gun. For me switching platforms exposed some bad habits that I developed and it was frustrating seeing my performance dip. But it motivated me to actually start practicing and digging in and work towards rebuilding my fundamentals correctly this time. Like the others said the gear isn't holding you back. Pick what you like and then practice practice practice. Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
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    COL for 125 FP

    9mm minor or major? What gun is it going in? More information is needed to give an intelligent answer. Take a dummy round and seat it really long, iterate seating deeper and checking it in your barrel until it passes the plunk test. Then seat it another .01 deeper and call it good. Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
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    Wet Tumbling Without Pins

    From my limited experience wet tumbling, brass discoloration has more to do with what you're adding to the water than the drying process. I'm using a couple squirts of armorall wash and wax and a teaspoon of lemishine. My cases come out shiny and have had no issues with discoloration. Everyone's water is different though so you may want to experiment with different amounts of lemishine or try a different soap and see what works for you. Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
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    Wet Tumbling Without Pins

    I turn it up all the way (160 F if I remember correctly) and run it for about an hour. I shake it after 20 - 30 min to agitate the brass to make sure no moisture gets trapped. It will also depend on how much brass you're drying at once. It's not complicated run it for awhile and check, if it's dry great, if not run it longer. Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
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    Anybody use Prima V for .40?

    I'm using it in 9mm but I've had no issues with consistent drops in a dillon powder measure. I get single digit SDs and I haven't had to touch the adjustment for thousands of rounds. Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
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    Lax Ammo

    I've never shot their ammo but had issues using their brass to reload. Not sure if the brass I got had been shot out and left but the primer pockets were super loose. Had one round spit out the spent primer during ejection which then made its way down into the trigger mechanism and jam everything up. Thankfully it was during practice, but since then all LAX headstamps get culled. Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
  13. This is exactly how my 650 is set up. It was already mentioned but the case feeder is sold separately but is really mandatory to use to press as it's designed. Strong mount is nice but depending on your bench set up may not be necessary. The roller handle and bullet tray aren't mandatory but make reloading more pleasant. The only addition I'd make is good lighting, can be as simple as a desk lamp next to the press or a dedicated led strip. https://www.amazon.com/UFO-Reloading-Press-light-Dillon/dp/B06Y6M4S5D Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
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    Recoil spring weight

    I use a 14lb in my 5.25 XDM, 16lb was okay but the front side still dipped a bit on the return. Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
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    Whats your favorite coated bullet

    I've used both blue bullets and bbi with good success. I'd recommend either of them and order whichever is cheaper. Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
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