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  1. I think it's the brass. I've loaded so many 10s of thousands of 9mm that I under estimated how much old glocks screw this 40 brass up. Grabbed some once fired cases that have only been fired from my pistol and they go in with little trouble.
  2. Exactly, they come out of the seater at .425, .423 crimp should be perfect and what I was aiming for.
  3. I'm a bit befuddled just starting to load for 40 and wanted to get some advice. I'm loading 180gr coated bullets at .401 at a 1.18 OAL. Normally for crimp I simply take 2x a resized case mouth + the bullet which in my case should be .423 and if I crimp to .423 the rounds don't drop into the barrel and get hung up half way. To get the rounds to drop in, I have to crimp down to .421 There is a ton of effort to run these down to .421, almost as much as the resizing die and it just feels wrong. When I run 9mm, the crimp die bearly has any effort. Since I have zero experience with 40, is this normal? Is the chamber just too tight to run .401?
  4. Yup, I'm having the same experience in addition to what I posted. The round comes out of the seat die crimped to the point where I wouldn't even need to use the crimp die.
  5. Thanks for the replies and the confirmation that others have had similar problems. I asked Redding about it and they offered to open the die up for me if I sent them some belled cases and sample bullets. I thought that was pretty nice of them. Of course my attention span is about 5 seconds long and I already ordered a Dillon seater, but I'll send it back and see what they can do. I really like the secondary adjustment that you get on these Redding dies.
  6. It's wierd. Even if I just take the die out of the press and put a belled case into the die with my fingers, it contacts the wall. I know that makes it sound like I'm putting a ridiculous bell on the case, and yes, it's a little bigger to accommodate coated, but it's not that big. If I compare the opening and inside diameter with my Dillon 9mm seater die, the 9mm die is noticeably larger than this 40 seater.
  7. I picked up a set of Redding Pro Series dies to start loading 40 (Not the competition seater). I normally use the Dillion dies for everything else, but due to not being able to get them due to shortages, etc. I grabbed these when I found them. It seems like the diameter of the seating die is abnormally small. I load coated bullets in .401, so I bell the case a good bit more to prevent scraping, but the edge of my bell hits the wall of the die. If I back the die out so it fits, it isn't enough and I start scraping the coating from the bullet. I know there are handful of folks who use and like these dies, but the seater just seems too small and I'm bewildered.
  8. The issue isn't with tapatalk on the client side, its the plug-in on the forum side that makes it work with tapatalk. However, Tapatalk's client versions are really confusing. It used to be that the paid pro version of the app gave you the add free experience and the "pro" features, but that was changed a while back. Now you pay for Tapatalk "VIP" which is rather attached to your tapatalk account and just use the regular app for the same experience. It is my understanding that the pro app is mostly dead.
  9. Blue doesn't make any of their 40 cal bullets in 401, they are all 400. I would definatley try a different coated bullet in 401. I would bet on that before considering powder, etc. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  10. Note that Blue Bullets does offer a special profile of .356 for all of their 9mm bullets. In short of slugging your barrel, *most* guns as a completley general statement will probably be more accurate in .356 given that these are coated. The .356's shoot a good bit more accurately with my barrel after shooting samples with both. I love blue bullets and think that their coating is superb. I've had no reason to shoot anything else in 9mm. Its just always bugged me that their default size is .355 and I don't use them in 40 because you can't get a .401 Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  11. Case feeder not bullet feeder. Its been delayed a bunch of times, but they are supposed to be coming out with a case feeder for the 550 in the 120ish price range that uses the preloaded tubes much like the mini bullet feeder Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  12. If DAA ever comes out with their inexpensive 550 case feeder, I'll probably get that. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  13. I probably would have added one by now, but I've never had great luck with combined seat/crimp dies with coated bullets. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  14. I started with 147s, they shot fine and initially preferred the recoil characteristics. After some time in uspsa, however, I started to prefer a snappier, quicker recoil so I ultimately switched to 124s. Round noses also seem to generally feed much better in 10 round 1911 magazines and had a noticeable reduction in malfunctions. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  15. Browning. It's supposed to be their deer head/buck logo. I've reloaded small handfuls and never had any sort of problem.
  16. Fathers day sale this weekend, free second barrel and free upgrade to the stainless grip according to PTs social media.
  17. It'll be worth it though, PT is great and they really care about their products and customers. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  18. Waiting is the worst, I've only been waiting a little over a month for mine and it feels like an eternity lol Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  19. The race shop and the 3-gun are the same gun (as far as I know), it's just that the 3-gun is prepackaged with all the barrels, tac-rail, optic, etc. You could build the same gun via the race shop and leave off some things in the 3-gun package that maybe you didn't want to potentially save a little money. I think it just matters whether the package offers value to you. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  20. First, I think it's price point plain and simple. Edges were the quintessential limited gun and everyone just delt with all the quirks because it was the only big name 2011 at that magical 2k price point. Honestly, the Stacatto XL looks really nice, but not $3500 nice. For that money you can easily buy a semi-custom with a steel grip from a smaller shop with much lower production numbers. It's like buying a $3500 Ruger as an over exaggeration. Secondly, I think a lot of competition shooters have been majorly soured with the garbage quality control on their pistols in the last few years. Cracked slides, crappy finishing work, guns being shipped with the sights backwards, etc. All of this seems like it has been fixed already with the new line, but until some of that rep is earned back, it's just another turd with some new polish. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  21. Some 9mm experiences here: https://forums.brianenos.com/topic/258806-winchester-244/ Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  22. Great post, thanks so much for this. Definatley an option. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  23. I just ordered my first 2011 in 40, however, I live in one of those sad states where I have to shoot L10. I'm just trying to figure out what all of my mag options actually are before I go forward. MBX makes an 140mm L10 mag with basepad out the door which is what I'm probably going to do. Does STI make a 10 round gen2 mag? If they are 126s, I suppose I could do a +0 basepad, but by then they would be the same price as the MBX mag. Just trying to explore all my options first. Thanks guys. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  24. Appreciate the update Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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