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  1. You can release the trigger during recoil to allow reset. Are you seeing what you need to see? Are you able to make acceptable shots with splits in the .20 range? If so, I don’t think a .2 split is holding many back. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. If you go into a match thinking you’ll screw up, you will. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I listened to this on my way to work this morning. You’re inspiring me to get back into shooting having taken the last nine months off. I picked up a couple new pistols and tried to knock the rust off. Dang I suck! But I will get better. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Yep exactly. But the U-die seemed well recommended so that’s what I went with. The original size was adjusted as deep as I could and it was actually showing wear on the bottom of the die as well as the shell plate. I’m glad to stop using it. So far with the new die I’m at 100% pass rate for the first 1,000 rounds plus. I’m pretty confident in the process. At worst, I’m over working 9mm brass but I shoot fairly mild loads and end up losing quite a bit of brass at matches (where you want to be careful anyway because you’ll end up with 9mm major brass mixed in that’s asking for trouble). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Update: Disassembled several rounds that would not plunk and failed the gauge. Ran rounds through the RCBS sizing die and reloaded. These rounds again failed. Installed the Lee U die, disassembled the remained of the failed rounds and ran them back through the press. Viola, these rounds plunked and passed the gauge. Again disassembled the failed rounds and ran them through the press with the Lee die installed. These rounds now pass both tests. Problem solved! I ran several more rounds through and it seems to be working perfectly. Thanks for the suggestions! This should save me a lot of time in that I’ll be confident each and every practice round won’t need gauged. I have 1,000 rounds to run tomorrow to get started on a new pistol. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. And you police after every gun you switch to lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Again, reread the thread. I have ensured COAL is appropriate. That is not the issue. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. ID stated it wasn’t a sizing problem. He’s attempting to state it is a COAL problem. It is a sizing problem. It is also impossible to segregate brass to ensure brass is only fired from one gun and lives with that gun. That notion is asinine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Not necessarily the case when there are cases that have been fired in about a dozen different guns. Fired cases shot from one pistol don’t necessarily for the next one. Good try though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. We already know the problem. The problem is in the sizing die. When I pushed the die down where it broke over when the tool head is at full extension, the brass passes the plunk test and the gauge test. However, it has caused some damage to the die as well as made the machine run very rough. Therefore, I will give the Lee a go. I’m also going to run the Redding seating die to possibly low straighter rounds. I’m about 99% sure the existing RCBS carbide sizing die is out of spec. It is very flared at the bottom, and measuring the cases it isn’t sizing down far enough, and each case is hanging up on the same place it seems, just above the rim. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I ordered the Lee U-die yesterday and the Redding seating die, which will perhaps load better ammunition for those heavy coated 147s. Both dies were marked down and there was free shipping and 10% off so was a good time to buy. Thanks for the info guys! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Thanks for the reply, I don’t think it’s the crimp though that makes a lot of sense. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Thanks for all the help guys. I’m going to order the Lee die tomorrow I believe. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Interesting on the comp die. On rifles, the Redding or the Forster dies load straighter bullets with less runout. I had assumed it crossed over here to 9mm. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Thanks for the info, I won’t bother with it the. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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