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  1. FWIW I use Hornady dies with my Lock n Load progressive for 9, 45, and 38/357 and I've never had a problem (except the time a .380 case got mixed in with the 9mm). I have a Lee Factory Crimp die that I use with .45 because I had a pistol that was finicky about the crimp on SWC loads, so I use it out of habit.
  2. I pretty much exclusively load coated bullets (ACME, ibijeheads, Blue, whatever..) and I've never had a problem using a Hornady Series II Taper Crimp Die Set. Station 1 - deprime and resize Station 2 - expand Station 3 - powder Station 4 - empty Station 5 - Seat and taper crimp The Hornady seat and taper crimp is great with coated bullets. Even when I have to pull bullets because of bad primer strike, etc, there's very little damage to the coating.
  3. Factory ammo or reloads? If it's reloads then check to make sure your primers aren't sitting too high. My press developed a little wear under the priming section and started to seat primers a little high, so I was getting light strikes, FTF, etc...
  4. I've always gone with ACME because they've always been a few dollars cheaper than the rest.
  5. Ditto on supporting small business.
  6. Good call Chet. I run 124 gr coated with Win 231 and 5.0 seems WAY hot...to me. For my Glock 14 I'm right at 4.0 gr, and I'm at 4.4 for my 9mm carbine, so I'd never go anywhere near 5.0. Doesn't mean someone can't safely go there, but it's too hot for my comfort...
  7. I've been on the fence for a little while about picking one of these up. Consensus everywhere seems to be that they're a good value for he money.
  8. Very nice. Getting a 3D printer is definitely on my short list this year...
  9. I've been hit with splatter many times. Found this high speed vid of bullets hitting steel:
  10. Yes, I think my reply was poorly worded! I use the same pins that you referenced in your link and the pins can't get stuck sideways.
  11. Agree. I've picked up a bunch of different/older powders from people and as long as it was stored properly there were never any issues. And getting 10 pounds for FREE is fantastic.
  12. Same here. The pins are too long to get stuck sideways like in the OP picture.
  13. Probably 3 position small bore shooting. My daughter (high school sophomore) is part of a local Jr Rifle team and that's what they practice. " In NCAA smallbore 3-position rifle, shooters fire in prone, standing and kneeling positions at targets 50 feet downrange. The bullseye is tiny, about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Student-athletes shoot free rifles with metallic sights (no magnification) that can weigh no more than 17.6 pounds. The course-of-fire is 20 shots for each of the three positions for a possible perfect score of 600. After a 15-minute prep period, shooters have 120 minutes to complete each relay. "
  14. I'm like the OP. I have a large frame stainless Witness in .45 and there don't seem to be that many options available for grips. Tanfoglio even stopped selling the wood grips for the large frame pistols.
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