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  1. Novagunner

    Time to upgrade....Dillon or Mark 7?

    I was looking at the options to upgrade to an automated press from my 650 a while back and think that I came up with a pretty decent analogy for the main options. You have the Dillon 1050. It is a bit like a current model Mustang GT. A workhorse with good performance at a reasonable price point. Ammobot + 1050 which is similar to the base model Mustang GT with cloth seats and basic radio. No frills, no comfort or nav package. It will definitely get up and go and get the job done while offer good value for the performance that you get. With the Mk7 + 1050 you get the Mustang GT Premium package with touch screen nav and leather seats. No real performance upgrade but it looks pretty and might make people feel a little more comfortable using it with the touch pad vs control box. Then the Mk7 Evo Pro is more like a M3. You get some fit and finish upgrades with the CNC parts and some additional features such as the extra tool head slot and the primer collator. Prices are estimated for similar build. Ammobot+1050 is about $3700 Mk7+1050 is about $4500 M7 Evo Pro is $6300 All 3 options will provide you with the same basic level of performance (rounds per hour) but it depends on what you want out of it and there is somewhat significant price difference between the levels. I was lusting after the Evo Pro but they increased the price by about $700 right before I pulled the trigger and that was enough to turn me off (and the significantly increased price on the primer collator). With the 1050, people have engineered workarounds for most of the major bugs. The Evo is still pretty new and I want to give it some time to see how it matures as a product. It is sexy and I do still kinda lust after it.
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    What Did You Do Today In Reloading?

    Damn. I thought that I pissed ,my Postal dude by having 9x70# boxes of bullets. I met him at the driveway with a hand truck at least. Also reloaded some 200 gr .40 cal minor loads which make me giggle when I shoot them.
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    Any Experience w/ Aimcise Supplements?

    I'm not a nutritionist so take my comments with a grain of salt. It probably isn't "all" snake oil but you can probably get the same basic supplements cheaper. Such as their Projoint supplement. You would probably see the same basic result from a generic Glucosamine/Chondroitin supplement at about 60% of the cost. They seriously need to run a spell check on their website. I might be a bit of a stickler but if you are trying to sell a product that is supposed to be revolutionary, you may want to spell the ingredients correctly. Hell, even the stupid Mac OSX textedit picks it up. https://www.aimcise.com/product/profocus/ "Ingredients such as L-Tyrosina, Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid, L-Arganine..." . Should be L-Tyrosine and L-Arginine. Maybe it is the alternate British spelling or something.
  4. Novagunner

    what am I missing about .40 S&W reloading

    I just use an EGW U die and never have any issues with case bulge.
  5. yeah. It should be just getting another upper fitted. I have a sti with both 9/40 uppers.
  6. Might depend on home much material is left on the grip if trying to cut deeper.
  7. Novagunner

    2011 baseplates

    Weird. According to the spreadsheet on the page below, STI 140mm should be a 4 mm. I have them on my STI mags. I'd give them a call. They've have great service whenever I have had an issue. https://tarantacticalinnovations.com/base-pad-for-sti-sv/
  8. Novagunner

    Is vvn320 worth the extra cost

    Powder valley has awesome sales. i was lucky enough to get my N320 from them @ $27 a pound (then $5 rebate).
  9. Novagunner

    Is vvn320 worth the extra cost

    I have only shot about 500 rounds of it. So far It does seem a little less sooty than WST. I'm mainly trying it out because a buddy of mine who shoots n320 said that he doesn't see much of a velocity swing with temperature fluctuation. I end up bumping WST up .1 when I have to chrono in hotter weather just want to dial in a consistent light load so that I don't have to keep track of it.
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    Empty or loaded mags during dryfire?

    I got a sampler of purple bullets that I make dummies out of. All my live ammo is blue bullets or jacketed so it is easy to tell dummies from live.
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    Checking in from NoVa

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    Winchester primers.......

    I find Winchesters are slightly out of round sometimes and flip/crush. they go bang well enough. I use them when i cant get federals.
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    Limited Ready Glock17

    Minor and shorter barrel/sight radius will put you at a disadvantage competitively but shoot it and enjoy.
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    Where to buy these days

    All this talk of 1050s made me put in an order yesterday for one.
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    Dry brass tumbling elixir of choice

    Same except with corn cob. Someone gave me some Flitz but I haven't had any brass to prep lately.