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    Tom Vaccaro

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  1. Hi Max,

    I saw your response to my ad for swage sense. I honestly don't know what "blow a stack" means. Could you please explain that to me?



    1. Maximis228


      Blowing up a primer stack. It is quite the explosion when it goes off.

    2. tomv


      That's what I thought. I don't see how not using swage sense would cause that on the 1050.

    3. Maximis228


      Running an press automated while inserting primers without a decapping sensor and/or without a pocket probe of some kind is asking for issues.

  2. tomv

    Case lube powder

    That must be it. I heard about this from a shooter on PA. Thanks
  3. I was at a match last week and talked with a guy who uses some kind of powder to lube his 9mm cases for a 1050 press. He said it only took a couple of puffs of this stuff to lube a batch of cases. I thought it was something like "magic powder" but haven't had any luck finding that. Should have written it down. Anyone have any experience with something like this?
  4. What about 124 gr loads? Anyone using those using Extreme plated bullets? How do they compare to the heavier bullet?
  5. Anyone have experience with this bullet / powder combination in 16" 9mm PCC? I just tried 2.5 gr @1.100 OAL which resulted in a very quiet and soft load which runs well in my gun. I haven't had a chance to chrono yet but I'm shooting Steel Challenge with this so power factor won't matter.
  6. How did you mount the sight? My gun didn't come with a mounting adapter plate for Vortex.
  7. I have a Smith 9L that I want to use for Carry Optics division. What's the best sight for that?
  8. From the loads I've tried it seems like about 111-112 power factor is the sweet spot for SC loads in my Steelcats and my friend's DVC Steel gun. 100% reliability. Whether it's a 95 gr bullet going 1150 - 1175 fps or a 115 gr bullet going 970 or so. Lower than that my guns will run 95 - 98% but not quite reliably enough. My guns are new so I'm hoping that when thoroughly broken in they will run sub 110 PF. Actually I'm going to try to get there with the lighter bullet since there's more energy available to work the slide with the higher velocity. Right now running MG 95 gr JHP over 4 gr of N310 @ 1.080 COAL. With 109 PF 115s the guns feel like a .22, almost no dot movement. Slide cycles slower than with 95s but still OK for me.
  9. AA states on their website that "Select" ammo uses reconditioned brass, ie. reloads.
  10. Atlanta Arms bullet is a Berry's 100 gr hollow base round nose plated bullet. Because of hollow base it's only about .025 shorter than a Montana Gold 115 JHP. It looks like AA is using 3.9 gr of N310 powder. I have had no problems at all with Montana gold 95 gr JHP at 1.080 COAL. Feed fne and bullets are secure. About 1200 rounds fired so far.
  11. The Montana gold 95 gr JHP sells for $405.00 a case (4500 rounds). $90.00 / thousand. Much better bullet.
  12. That's the COL for a .380 round. If used in 9mm this bullet can be loaded much longer. Typically 1.135.
  13. I asked SVI to build a 9mm upper for one of their 38 SC guns about 6 months ago. They refused to do it.
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