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    Tom Vaccaro

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  1. I'm seating them to 1.085. You will definitely have a problem with longer COAL. Mine run 100% at that length.
  2. Not an issue for me, my SC loads average around 650 fps.
  3. X-treme bullets makes a heavy plated 9mm bullet which is good for Major power velocities. Watch their website because I've seen that stuff in and out of stock recently.
  4. I just checked PD website. All they have in 115s is FMJ. That's NG for my comped guns. You are also right about pricing
  5. Who is RMR? I like PD bullets. Too bad they don't make the lighter ones. I'll take a look on their website. Thanks
  6. I tried some of the Bayou 105s with good results. My 95 gr MG loads are around 61 PF and the 105s felt like they were in the same ballpark, but I never chronoed them. I am shooting a shrouded barrel so I would rather not use coated bullets but it may come down to that.
  7. I've been using these bullets for a long time for light steel challenge loads. After watching the MG website for almost a year now I've never seen them available. What are the available alternatives that you have found?
  8. Sorry, just read the caption of the thread. For a light Steel Challenge load with light bullets a faster powder would be better. I'm using N310 with all of my loads using bullets around 100 gr +-. The problem with light loads using slow powders is that they don't burn completely which leads to high velocity variations and causes them to be very dirty. Sometimes, grains of unburned powder interfere with the operation of the gun. To give you an idea of what you might try, I have a SC load for my open gun using 115gr bullets and 3.8 gr of N320. To get an equivalent power factor with 3N37, wh
  9. What event are you shooting with these bullets? Barrel length? What power factor are you trying to achieve? All three powders you listed are very slow. I assume these bullets are 9mm.
  10. tomv


    Bolt speed is equal to 10-22
  11. tomv


    I have a cmmg 4.5" barrel with Taccom shroud. Cmmg bolt carrier group . Gun weighs 4.25# and runs 100%. I like it better than my Volqartsen Ultralight with Modshot chassis even though it's 3/4# heavier.
  12. I use N310 exclusively for PCC SC loads. My current load is 2.4 gr N310 under 95 gr Montana Gold JHP seated at 1.085". 61 PF in my Taccom 5.5" barrel. The high impulse of this very fast powder provides positive cycling and ejection with minimal dot movement. I've read that N310 is temp sensitive but have not noticed a difference in the way my gun runs in temperatures from about 50 to 95 degrees.
  13. I was using a PWA pre ban lower receiver with a Stern defense mag adapter, a JP bolt, JP SCS buffer and the old style Taccom shrouded barrel. The barrel is all that I've changed. The old configuration would feed the 115 gr MG JHP just fine but I that bullet has a relatively long, pointy tip and was seated to 1.135" COAL. The 95gr MG JHP, which wouldn't feed, has a short fat profile and needs to be seated to 1.085 to retain the bullet. The shorter length also contributed to the feeding problem.
  14. Montana gold 115 gr JHP bullets also ran fine in my old Taccom barrel. It just wouldn't run the 95 gr bullets which are loaded to 61 Power factor. That was my motivation to go to superfeed barrels.
  15. I should have mentioned that Tim will machine your bolt to accept the upper feed ramp when you purchase one of these.
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