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About Djp55

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    Finally read the FAQs
  • Birthday 05/05/1992

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    Alexandria, Virginia
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    Shooting, off-roading, reloading, playing with my dogs
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    DJ Palombo

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  1. As the title suggests, I've been having some issues with the powder drop on my 1050. I'm getting variations from the ~4gof powder I normally use down to 2g or lower, sometimes in the 3s. A 2g variation round to round is problematic, not really acceptable, and not something that happened in my first 40k rounds on the press. Anyone seen this? Suggestions or ideas? I tried forum search and didn't see anything, but I also couldn't come up with a great keyword combination so maybe I'm just dum PS - no change in indexing height, so not an issue on articulation there. It's always going all the way up and all the way down and still getting inconsistent throws.
  2. Thanks for the help all. It looks like the metal piece that causes the articulation had flattened on one side and swapping that seems to have fixed it
  3. I took it apart earlier today and oiled it lightly with some full synthetic. I can take it apart again and try more. I also removed the ratchet bit due to the autodrive, was a colossal pain.
  4. I'm still running into some issues, I took a quick video because I may not be explaining it all that well. I'm out of ideas, if anyone can take a look and toss me any ideas, I'd really appreciate it: https://youtu.be/83YmYL_NHXM -DJ
  5. Any idea what that metal replacement part is called or where to find it? 30 mins on the Googles and I can't seem to find it
  6. It's not necessarily a new problem, but definitely an intermittent one. Some days it'll go 4k rounds without a hitch, others it won't go 400. I'll try swapping out those blue tips, I have a spare anyway and there was some wear on it last I checked.
  7. Hey all, Loading some ammo and the primer slide piece doesn't seem to be going all the way back. I've tried adjusting the arm that articulates that slider, but it doesn't seem to be fixing it. Is it possible the spring in this picture is the cause? Since it isn't going all the way back, it's not picking up another primer so it's not pushing in a primer for each round. Thoughts/ideas/suggestions? https://i.imgur.com/Sl15zXf.jpg
  8. Any of the Lee fans using it on an autodrive? I process my brass to resize multiple times before I load, burns time but I can let it run while I do other things and then only pay much attention when I'm actually going through and loading it, but I keep bending/breaking the decapping pins on various dies because I can't stop it from hitting a tumbled case. Same question to the Mighty Armory fan as well.
  9. I've used the Hyve one and it was a good bit bigger.
  10. When I started reading this I knew right where it was going. Been there, done that. The handloaded dummy rounds are the best approach, cost effective and serve the purpose well. Moreso than the seating for me, since I'm production running 10 in a 17rd mag, was the weight. Empty mag or partially full mag doesn't weigh near as much as a stuffed one, especially with proper weight bullets. Good that you identified the problem, always the first step.
  11. I had surgery on my hand about this time last year. Not carpal, but torn tendons in my hand due to arthritis. Not a 1:1, but if imagine the experience is about the same from the surgery side. My issue was on my support hand, so I ended up shooting rimfire matches for a month or two strong hand only. Was good for my strong hand shooting overall, and good to keep me shooting. Beyond that, erased my way up from 22 to 9 to 45. I've got some pain that comes and goes, but I shoot 500+ most weekends and I'm still good to go. YMMV.
  12. 2 I've got my indoor range that I go to that's about 10 minutes from my house, but I've also got my outdoor one that is over an hour away, but I've never had an issue getting a bay to myself to practice whatever I needed to.
  13. Those are in his books, but short version is practical accuracy is cut out the A zone, flip it around and tape it back in. This gives you a no shoot all around the A zone. Doubles is just working on shooting as soon as the sights settle, which helps you learn about gripping correctly so the gun will settle back into place. Also helps splits.
  14. Area 8 this past weekend was the first time I've ever missed a target in a year or so of shooting with regular matches. I've missed shots before, but never blanked while running the stage and forgot a target all together. Happened twice in one match. One was an aggressive stage plan and the other was a plan I modified after committing the first to memory. Hard lessons, had a few stages I crushed, a few that were where I'd expect, and then got killed on a few. My big takeaway is really memorize and visualize the stage plan.
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