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BJB

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  • Birthday 05/11/1969

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  1. You know damn well @B_RAD will have one as soon as possible, probably two.
  2. Take the G34 & gear that you already have and go shoot. After a few matches you'll have a better idea on what you want to do going forward. Do not go on a gun & gear buying spree up front. You can go on that spree later, after a few matches.
  3. Federal black is fine for a bulk ammo. If you can get a bunch of it at a good price then get it.
  4. Those powders you have aren't optimum if you're loading for minor, but they'll certainly push a bullet out. You say you'll be loading for USPSA. So, for loading for minor you'll want to find a powder with a faster burn rate. There are many options. Look for Titegroup, Sport Pistol, N320, etc.
  5. No, it isn't illegal. It's 100% perfectly legal to use the de-cocker to lower the hammer.
  6. Left to right and repeat (or right to left). Saving the head shot on T3 for last is adding a transition & time that is totally not needed in any form or fashion.
  7. I had similar results with Sport Pistol under 135 gr. It dropped a little at lower temperatures, but not much. The equivalent load with Titegroup would drop about 4 PF at lower temperatures.
  8. Oklahoma State https://www.facebook.com/OSUPracticalShootingTeam/
  9. If you ever ream a Walther or CZ barrel or the like you'll likely need carbide. Check with @MemphisMechanic
  10. My comments copied & pasted form your other thread in green: If you're looking to mimic your carry loads then use a slower powder than Sport Pistol. It's not designed for the higher velocities like a slower powder is and the recoil impulse might be a little different than your carry loads. Try BE-86, Auto Comp, AA #5, CFE, N340, N350 or powders that are slower like that. With BE-86 under a jacketed 124 gr ~1.12" you're looking around 5.5 to 5.6 gr to equal a standard pressure 124 gr Gold Dot load (~1150 fps via a 4"). Also to keep in mind, if you're trying to fully mimic your carry ammo so you can train more effectively, you need to mimic the powder burn somewhat and not just chrono a 124 gr carry load and then push it with Sport Pistol until you reach the equivalent velocity. Sport Pistol & the like will work just fine as far as shooting goes and I'm not suggesting that it won't. My primary powder is Sport Pistol and I burned about 12 pounds of it this year for USPSA. But, it will have a slightly different recoil impulse than one of the slower burning powders that carry loads utilize. To load to your carry load velocities with a faster powder like Sport Pistol you're at the upper edge of it's load range and pressures can really spike if you get too far up there. With the medium/slower powders you are safely right in the middle of the load range window pressure-wise because they are designed for the higher velocities and the recoil will be more similar too. If you're trying to somewhat copy your carry load then load it with whatever and you're good to go. If you're trying to fully copy a carry load as much as possible then grab some BE-86 and see my suggested load above. (Hint: Pull-down a standard pressure 124 gr Gold Dot and measure the powder charge and try to ID the powder and then load some of what I've stated above and see what you have. It'll chrono to the same velocity & recoil impulse as the factory round. Pull-down your preferred carry load and try to see if you can ID what is in there and how much of it. This stuff is actually kinda fun & interesting) You're stated goal is to mimic your carry ammo so you can train more, and more economically, via reloading, You're not carrying this stuff, just training. So, the projectiles performance is irrelevant. Get a cheaper 124 gr jacket projectile of a profile similar to your carry stuff and you should be fine. It can be a JHP or a jacketed flat-point of similar dimensions. But it has to be jacketed as the load workup would be different for just plated or coated.
  11. If you're looking to mimic your carry loads then use a slower powder than Sport Pistol. It's not designed for the higher velocities like a slower powder is and the recoil impulse might be a little different than your carry loads. Try BE-86, Auto Comp, AA #5, CFE, N340, N350 or powders that are slower like that. With BE-86 under a jacketed 124 gr ~1.12" you're looking around 5.5 to 5.6 gr to equal a standard pressure 124 gr Gold Dot load (~1150 fps via a 4").
  12. Go to Alliant's web site and look at their load data. It's easy to get to. 5.0 & 5.1 grs is way under all they have listed for 45. And, all of my loads require a few tenths more Sport Pistol than Titegroup to reach the same PF.
  13. I just have a kinetic hammer. You really shouldn't be using it too much. As far as seating depth.....back your seating die out a ways, seat, and then measure the OAL. Keep adjusting down with the seating die in small increments, on the same cartridge, and keep measuring until you get to your desired OAL. You shouldn't have any seated too deep that way.
  14. BJB

    CZ recoil spring.

    After you fire, notice what the front sight does. Does it dive back down past the target after reciprocation and you have to adjust back up? If so, there's too much spring. Does the sight stay up too high & you have to adjust back down? And, the spent brass is getting flung far? If so, you need more spring. Have someone video you from the side and watch the gun movement in slomo if you have trouble telling what the gun is doing. Also, as mentioned above, brass landing about 6'-8' is an effective tell too and should put you at least close to where you want to be spring wise..
  15. For me with Blue Bullets out of a Stock 2, 0.356" is better and TC is better.
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