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shoots100

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    Burning Powder and ringing steel at any distance, with the biggest caliber firearms available I'm allowed to own.
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    Steve Carey

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  1. One thing I've noticed when practicing reloads with moon's loaded with dummy rounds , is that you need to practice with some type of padding on the floor for the moons to fall onto, as they do get damaged when dropping on a hard floor and don't work good afterwards. I've gotten away from using dummy rounds and just use over sized brass, so I can practice ejecting how it happens at a match(ejecting empty brass) and the over sized brass is easy to load back into the cylinder and won't get banged up as much when hitting the floor. Otherwise, try not to miss and you won't need to reload as much !!!! SJC
  2. I took it out ASAP and was going to fill it in, but it makes a nice access port for doing a quick internal flush and lube.
  3. In the flintlock muzzleloader world, if a ball gets stuck in the barrel, there's a screw tip that fits on the ram rod that you use to screw into the lead projectile to pull it out. I would try that method to remove the dowel and then ram the projo out with a brass rod. I would never use a drill in a barrel unless you have another to replace it. SJC
  4. I had the BB grips, but like the factory grips, they were too thin for my hand, so I ended up trying and have been using the Hogue grips I borrowed from my S&W 500. Hogue # 19022. SJC
  5. Can't wait to try one someday, maybe on a 10 shot revolver ? SJC
  6. I got an RF100 after buying a 650 press many years ago. I did the recommended adjustments to it, like the PP, but never got it to run 100%. I moved on. SJC
  7. And in under two minutes, The PAL can be turned over and used for large primers. If the PP could be used to load Small and Large primers, I would've been on the list. SJC
  8. The same thing occurred with the debut of the RF100. I had one and I got tired of screwing with it. Sold it for a loss and that's the only piece of dillon reloading equipment I've ever gotten rid of. I couldn't live without my dillon presses. I tried all of the primer fillers, settled on the PAL and have been very happy with it. I would like to have another unit that fills tubes while I'm loading and if the PP can do that reliably(albeit slowly) without worrying about upside down primers, I'll give it a try. Of course, I'll be waiting for some more positive reports on the PP before ordering, as I'm in no hurry because I have a Rolls Royce in the Garage ! SJC
  9. I used Fed auto match during match's and the fed 525 box ammo for practice and match shooting. The CCI patriot was also very reliable when I set the pull to 6.5 pounds. With the factory hammer, I needed to keep it at 7lbs with auto match and 7.5 with CCI. SJC
  10. I stand corrected, as Apex has answered the call about making an SA/DA mass hammer. SJC
  11. You need to blue loctite the strain screw of any revolver. If your not comfortable changing parts on your firearms, by all means bring them to a competent gunsmith, but it's really not that hard to accomplish by yourself, especially with all of the knowledge found in this forum. Trying to make a race car out of a VW beetle isn't going to happen using factory parts. The 617 has been around for awhile and there's only so much you can do to it before you need to add race parts to get where you want to go. As far as I know, there's no Single/Dbl mass hammer in production to make it fire more reliably. The only way I got my DA trigger pull down to around 6lbs, was with the addition of the apex mass hammer and a well adjusted main spring. I got it down to about 7 lbs DA pull with shimming the cylinder, longer firing pin, spring kit and a more sensitive primed ammo combination. Plus polishing the internals, frog lube and dry firing (with snap caps) for a couple of weeks. SJC
  12. Better or not, It's one shot less than the 929 and that 8th shot is worth the extra $$$.
  13. Qualityguru, A little research in this forum would've show'd that almost all 929's needed work to make them function to a competitive standard. With some guidance from this forum, quality parts and some elbow grease, my 929 is rock solid and has been so for the last couple of years. Your not alone and we understand your frustration, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. SJC
  14. I bought a couple thousand Federal nickel brass after trying all of the available nickel brass brands. The tighter fit of the brass in the moon clip and less space between the brass & frame = better ignition for me. Easier extracting nickel brass and they look nice and puurty after polishing. I do get the occasional split case every once and awhile, but its easy to find them when de-mooning. SJC
  15. Been using the stainless .040" DAA moons for years. After tuning my 929 to a 6lb DA pull, the DAA moons had the best ignition reliability of all the moons I tested. It figures it was the last moon brand tested and they come from a neighboring state. I only use nickle plated brass in my 929, but a fellow wheelgunner I lent a few moons to uses whatever he picks up and has had no issues either. As was mentioned, try different brands before going all in. SJC
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