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  1. Lotta good powders for 9mm. Vihtavuori N320 & Alliant Sport Pistol come to mind first. If you're happy with 3.1 gr Titegroup then you need about 3.25-3.3 gr of these to reach the same velocity. Both powders are less dense than Titegroup, having more loft, means they fill the case more.
  2. For competition training, this gent is pretty much local to you and a contributing member of this forum. https://bigpandaperformance.com/training
  3. Titegroup: 2.9 gr under 100 gr plated @ 0.965". 3.0 gr under 95 gr coated @ 0.965". Sport Pistol: 3.0 gr under 100 gr plated @ 0.965". 3.1 gr under 95 gr coated @ 0.965". WST: I haven't loaded.
  4. When in direct sunlight, instead of the plastic strips, place a target on top no-shoot side down.....white facing sensors. If the sun is coming in at an angle put another target on top and off-set it enough to block the sunlight from reaching the sensors. Those numbers you show above are all consistently high though. Usually when sunlight is causing issues your numbers are erratic, not consistent.
  5. Was the chrono in direct sunlight?
  6. If it exited the barrel it wasn't a squib. It could have been under charged or the powder didn't fully ignite (d/t contamination, etc.) but since it exited the barrel it wasn't a squib. It's likely just as you surmised, poor QC d/t the pressures currently on the ammo companies. I wouldn't worry about it. Blazer is generally good-to-go. To be safe simply keep that lot number for practice if you can.
  7. This isn't a concern. The occurrences you described are in no way related to a lite strike. That's not how it works.
  8. Start on page 45 where @SGT_Schultz suggested. This starts the appendices for the different firearm divisions. Look under item #9 for each appendix.
  9. Just seat the bullet until the case mouth is around the middle of the top driving band and adjust from there. You're about to learn something else about coated bullets. With that bullet profile/shape that you show in the picture you're likely gonna be able to load longer. With that profile notice that the bullet ogive doesn't reach full bullet diameter like groove-less bullets, just the driving band does. That very top edge of the driving band is what you'll make sure plunks because that's all that will be engaging the leade. These should plunk easier for you than a groove-less bulle
  10. You can still get coated bullets but there will be a wait involved. Some waits are minimal & some are 3 months or better depending on the brand. I imagine you would easily unload those 1200 bullets though.
  11. Good info to know but not reflected in my chrono data of regular SPP vs. magnum SPP. I've chronoed the exact same load only changing the primer because I wanted to answer this exact question for myself. I had CCI regular & magnum SPP, Winchester regular & magnum SPP, and Federal regular & magnum SPP. I did strings of 10 shots 3 times for each primer....180 rds, The averaged chrono for each ended up being the same. As a matter of fact, the average was also the same among the different brands of primers, not just among the regular vs. magnum SPP. I printed the loads
  12. Small pistol magnum primers are simply harder than regular small pistol primers. They aren't any 'hotter' as some will claim, just simply harder to handle the increased pressures of the magnum loads without deforming or flowing. You should be able to run them just fine and with no noticeable difference. DA/SA pistols or competition revolvers that have a lowered mainspring might encounter lite strikes d/t the harder primer.
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