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  1. "Last two have been mostly malfunction remedy drills... " That's how it was for me before I got MBX mags. Just watch the springs. If you shoot a lot. You need new springs 2-3 times per year on your 170. Assuming you use MBX springs. The 155s and 140s last longer. As soon as I see any kind of malfunctions with my 170s, I replace the springs and they are back to 100%. I've seen rounds flip under the follower when the springs need replaced. That's the most common. Recently I had a couple stovepipes and a friend said it could be mag spring related. Seemed to fix it. In a couple years of use they have never needed tuning. Sent from my Pixel 4 using Tapatalk
  2. Mine worked fine as they came. I have only seen issues where the gun wasn't set up right. For instance the feed ramp not cut back out of the magwell. Sent from my SM-G973U using Tapatalk
  3. Well you could do the same in 9 major then. Not something I would do. Sent from my Pixel 4 using Tapatalk
  4. "Doesn’t 38 SC allow you to run coated bullets" No, 38sc has nothing to do with being able to run coated bullets. People don't run coated bullets in open because of two things. 1. The bullets are pushed at a high velocity and coated bullets will sometimes break apart at those speeds. 2. Coated bullets tend to lead up the compensator which can be a nightmare to clean and can also be dangerous if not cleaned for extended periods of time. Sent from my Pixel 4 using Tapatalk
  5. It's hard to believe but in the long run it will cost less and be much more enjoyable to spend a little more and buy a new gun from a reputable builder that stands behind their work and has some type of warranty. This is coming from someone who bought a couple used guns starting out and now owns a custom built gun. If I had it to do over.vi would save up and spend the 5500-6k on my current gun right off the bat. Would have saved me so much money, time and frustration. Sent from my Pixel 4 using Tapatalk
  6. Put that extra money you would have spent on 38sc brass into a really nice custom gun. Like a Rafferty. That will run just as well as a 38sc gun. In 9 major and then you can just focus on shooting and having fun. Worrying about picking up brass on every stage ruins the experience. With 9 you can still pick up all your brass at practice and if you feel like it and have time at matches. But your not forced to do it. You don't have to mark your brass for ease of picking up. I don't get why anyone still shoots 38sc. Nobody in my local area does. But there are other areas close by that everyone does. I think it's just because when new people get into open, they do what everyone else around them is doing. Sent from my SM-G973U using Tapatalk
  7. If you can afford the mark 7 buy it. It's better. Sent from my SM-G973U using Tapatalk
  8. I wouldn't recommend auto driving a 650 is that is what your asking. It will break a lot. Huge headache. Sent from my SM-G973U using Tapatalk
  9. Option 3 1100 autodriven. 2 tool heads. 1 for brass processing and one for loading. You could add a 3rd if you want to have one for loading 9 and one for loading .223 That's the route I went with. Although I would like to get a Mark 7 at some point. They are awesome. I have a friend that has one. So I have seen it up close. The biggest benifit is the additional die positions on the tool head after the powder drop. Which allows for powder check while keeping seperate seat and crimp dies. Sent from my SM-G973U using Tapatalk
  10. Haha. He is exactly right though. 115s at 125pf are 1100fps. So loaded a little faster would be close in snappiness. Sent from my Pixel 4 using Tapatalk
  11. You can load in that range with minor powders. That's what I would tend to do if your looking for the feel of major since it would be snappier. Keep it at 145 and under. I know major powders like HS6 can be loaded down in that range too. But it will likely be super dirty. If you have a minor and major powder on hand, you could develop a load for each in that range and see what you like better. But of coarse be careful that is getting in the upper end of some minor powders. Like tightgroup builds a lot of pressure at higher charges and might not be a good minor powder to load up too much. Sent from my Pixel 4 using Tapatalk
  12. Probably 115 gr loaded a little hot 145-150 PF will be close in feel. Sent from my Pixel 4 using Tapatalk
  13. Gotcha. Maybe "disagree" was a typo? Sent from my Pixel 4 using Tapatalk
  14. True. However. Open is not Carry Optics. It is a benefit to have a frame mounted dot. If it wasn't then you would see a lot more people choosing to have slide ride dots in open. But it's extreamly uncommon. My point is that it's in your best interest to take every advantage that is given in a division. Sent from my Pixel 4 using Tapatalk
  15. Ya. I would love to get a rollsizer. But can't afford right now. So bandaid it is. Sent from my SM-G973U using Tapatalk
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