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About Banacek

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    Eric Hill

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  1. Banacek

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    Montana Gold 124gr JHP (no idea why but the JHP went faster then the CMJ) 1.165 OAL CCI Sorted headstamp brass to keep things somewhat consistent without trimming. Hodgdon LongShot 7.9 grs for ~1400 fps (I think its softer and I use Longshot for most of my calibers) This data is from Minnesota, I had to change my formula when I moved from Colorado to Minnesota.
  2. Good lesson to go back to basics. Which progressive press are you using? There are a ton of light options now and you can always rig up a mirror. Can't say I have not had a squib before but certainly not many in over 30 years but the progressive press can be the problem, more so with something that is manually indexed versus automatic. I usually end up with rounds that have an upside down primer. Be nervous for awhile and then get back to cranking them out!
  3. Haven't cleaned mine in awhile and just used small brush and picks. How do you like the comp cleaning tool? Mixed reviews on Dawson webpage. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  4. Check powder valley and the link below if you live close to them, they use a non standard delivery company that has a good deal on shipping / hazmat. https://recobstargetshop.com/ Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  5. I stand at both my 550 and 650 but I have used a tall stool at times.
  6. Add Hodgdon Longshot to your list of powders. 9mm Major 124 gr JHP Montana Gold Bullet 7.9 grs Longshot 1380 fps STI DVC GUN Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  7. I shot major out of mine with heavier spring in it. It was my backup Open gun and it did very well! Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  8. I have loaded about 1500 rounds and fired 300 of those. I can not tell the difference from my range brass reloads comparing them after being fired. I did a good amount of research before buying this stuff, did not read or hear anything that would discourage me from buying it. I have only shot the .40 cal but have read about others reloading the rifle brass with no problems but I do not have any personal experience with the rifle brass.
  9. I just sold mine for $2400 with one mag. after some hard negotiations since the new DVC is selling for X dollars more. PM me if you want more info. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  10. I know longer shoot 38 super, check the classifieds for my die set and case guage. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  11. I would recommend my favorite powder, Hodgdon Long Shot. Slower burning and can get you to your desired velocity. Not as snappy as the faster powders. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  12. We were in Colorado at the time of load development and were using 7.9 grains of Longshot under a 124gr JHP Montana Gold bullet with a ~1440 fps. We tried the FMJ bullets but they were slower. Once I moved to Minnesota and bought more Longshot (different LOT and lower altitude, so checked velocity) , I went down in the amount of powder since the power factor that you needed was lowered by USPSA.org. So work up from 7.4 or so grains of Longshot.
  13. I and my friend use Longshot for 38 super and love it. It is my goto powder for many calibers. I also use it for 9mm Major loads. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  14. Great info. I have been looking at the Athlons and was just at a PRS match yesterday, two shooters were running Athlons (one Argos and one Cerus (sp)) Both had good things to say and shot very well.
  15. Look at Ruger RPR, love mine and have seen many of them at PRS matches and FTR.
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