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  1. I worked up my MAJOR PISTOL load in my CK as recommended instead of the WAC i was using. Looks like I will be about 9.6 gr. to get 172PF instead of the 6.7 of WAC. I feel a quicker smaller kick, but still not the infamous “dot not getting out of the glass” unicorn some of y’all talk about. (Jk) My question is are the pictures below un burnt powder? I obviously worked my way up and could have been some of the higher loads I tested. But unsure if that is what that is. Thnx y’all.
  2. 1.) Ok so below are the pictures of the primer sets after installing the reloading innovation spill stop pegs. In my opinion the wheel didn’t turn all the way and it pushed the primer partially, turning it partially. I also saw some primers that favored one side. Needless to say is took them off. They are great to arop the apillage but but I felt like they were pressing on the breaks when the round started to engage. 2.) My OAL is not as consistent as I would want it to be. I am currently loading 1.162. That’s just as close as I got it to 1.160 and figured it would make a darn difference. BUT! Every 4 or 5 round are coming out to 1.166 or 1.165. I am using range brass from Everglades ammo and doing zero trimming and anything for that matter. Is this something I need to address? I come from the precision rifle loading world where I trim, neck turn, uniform, anneal, etc.. thanx in advance!
  3. ZZT, I was doing so research on that powder yesterday and ran into someone shooting exactly the same gun I have with that powder. From what I can see major pistol powder will produce a crap ton of gas and should accomplish what I expected open guns to shoot like. Do y’all use shock buffers and cut the spring if the spring is binding. Does that make the slide not hit as hard fo y’all?
  4. Not so much that he steered me away from it but said they have ran many different powders and settled on WAC as being the better choice. I will definitely try HS6. At this current stage in my experience I really count tell much difference between 170 , 172 , 174. Haha. i am a true believer that ‘too’ much gas will go out the front in turn creating more backwards recoil. Sounds like I need to try a 8# spring as well as a different powder around the 170-172 PF. Run drills and work on grip. Just don’t know if someone’s has tried a better comp, fairy dust powder, lighten slide, cut springs. Etc... Not looking for a magic potion, but any insight or recommendations for more experience open shooters.
  5. Kujo - that’s pretty flat. Obviously your grip has a lot to do with it, but I can tell you mines not quite like that. What spring # is that? Aanda - I originally wanted to play with HS6 as my research pointed that way. But does a powder actually make that big a difference? CK told me 172 PF “maximized’” the comps. What are yalls experience.
  6. New to the forum as well as open shooting. Have shot my fare share of three gun as well as PRS matches. Very familiar with reloading, and have a XL650 loading MG 124 JHP. Believe The thunder comes with a 9# recoil spring. I called CK and they recommended OAL of 1.160 and steered me away from HS6 and advice WAC. I loaded; 6.8gr - 170.1 PF 6.9gr - 171.9 PF 7.0gr - 174.3 PF 7.1gr - 177 PF 7.2gr - and didn’t shoot as 7.1 was high! I have three upward barrel holes. I know everyone expect the open guns to hit like tiny baby farts and I understand it’s not realistic, but I feel I got to do some further tuning as I feel this gun hits like my 34glock with a lighten wolf spring and regular loads. I have already upgraded to a thumb rest but will do anything recommended. I shot a open open gun at a 3 gun match and it felt like a freaking .22. Btw I have read and read all the “FLAT’’ major threads but can see if I’m doing something wrong or where to take it from here. What would y’all advice. Thanx yall.
  7. I have a brand new 650 XL, and its doing the exact thing. I just set it up last Thursday and it seems the slower you go the more it catches. The metal tabs pointed with the red arrow is bent and I was wondering if it was meant to be that way and obviously it is.
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