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AcePrater

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  1. Welcome to the Poors! Go ahead and pour yourself a cheap beer and heat up some leftovers, you deserve it! Your plan seems do-able. I think there needs to be some mechanical interference fitting to keep the comp from spinning out of time, which is the problem I have been having. I will defer to the others that have had greater success than I.
  2. Ace Race Bracket - Related to gun in theme of Open Poors... $14 at lowes and $59 from Ben Stoeger for the block. I had a detailed explanation on another site, but I think we all know what's goin on here so I will save the read. Looking for opinions on the outside trigger guard. Right now the winning option is just another piece of angle bolted to the rearward facing flat bolted under the block
  3. I might just do that. I don't plan on running this a lot so I may just build another upper for minor with no comp. That would allow me to weld the f*#ker on ot whatever. I'm gonna float the idea of a roll pin on the bottom of the comp, vs just a set screw. Or maybe 3 more set screws... we shall see... I totally dig your builds on the other forum where I'm newageroman...
  4. Tried a couple more mags this past weekend. Comp spun more out of time. took it back to the smith. will add another set screw and see how that rolls. Made my first pistol grip with local walnut. looks like a beaver chewed it for now, but feels ohh so right in the hand.
  5. http://brassbucket.net/ 100 cases ready to ship - bumped the shoulders back 4 thous. 500 more brasses ordered already and marked for conversion. decent groups with the Berg 105s and ppVarmit and Leverloution. Leverloution seems to have the best velocity numbers from what I've researched and seen in ladderloads. more to come.
  6. cool, thx. I might try that lanolin lube. I have a similar bottle.
  7. Heard good things about those. I made another stack of rounds and have a Ladder load for Leverloution ready. Hoping to have more good news soon.
  8. Hit 600 yd steel with the ARC today. Started by running groups at 100. they were meh... I hade a few at 2450 and sent them down to 2/3/500 easily. Walked to the long range and scored hits on the 4'x4' sighter steel plate. high right due to wind. landed 4 hits, not the best grouping, but seeing impacts @600 is encouraging. I did have 1 Failure to feed, but I think it was related to the brass catcher thowing shells back into the chamber. It wasn't as soft shooting as I had hoped. I was hoping to be able to sight the hits, but even at 7x I was off due to muzzle rise - that reminds m
  9. I've duplicated speer GD 124s using PD124s and SP. my bullets arent bonded, but they are lower SDs and ES than the Speer GDs I tested (in order to duplicate)
  10. Initial results look good. Brass came in, and resized and trimmed. Hand primed(I forgot how good nice new primer pockets are) and loaded ladder load (pairs of rounds in + .3 grns/ea) starting nice and low. Checking Brass each pair, I got just a very slight cratering, but no real flattening and no ejector marks. To my surprise the very last/highest load for the day was a duplicate (matching pair) at 2446. Going to load up some 5 round groups in this area and see how they run. May make a few extra sets of that 2446 load to throw at some of the steel targets. I saw a bobcat on the way
  11. Initial results look good. First round was a sighter. 2nd Group 6mmARC - ppVarmit Berber105s First group no pictures I was getting setup with a good rest. After checking the brass I proceeded to the 2nd group pictured. Checked that brass and saw flat primers and moderate cratering (similar/typical to factory) and 1 pierced primer. Stopped there. Have 250 Starlines on the way, but will be a couple weeks. I think I'm going to focus on this bullet/powder combo. I did notice that the two mags that I currently have are different mag length, so I'll have to load shorter to
  12. Anyone running these post up. Just ordered 250 starline Brass, for conversion convert them. The way I see it right now, we have everything but brass to make it happen. Hornady is great and all, but we know the brass aint the best. I think it will be a while before the good companies make runs on it, but that will not stop me in the meantime. I did see that Georgia Arms sometimes has once fired. Also looking for opinions on annealing before necking down. or other options on getting ahold of once fired/new 6ARC brass. Thanks.
  13. Did a bit of load testing today with other pistols and ran the gun again. got: Avg-1374 with 124s using same load as prev. Dot on clays at 50. 97B and 6ARC also ran great. I noticed that the dot never really left the window, it just jumped to the top and then back down. My next batch I am going to back it down a hair. Love the CZs!
  14. Its mounted, sighted in and ran it yesterday. When I pulled it out my wife said "is all that laser stuff IDPA legal"? lol... She helped me sight it in with clays on the 50yd berm. The grip broke, I knew it would. I have replacement in development. Now on to the holster, with this big honking 90 offset thing, Im thinknig racemaster or similar, but I'm also cheap so I have some options in mind. For Holster, has anyone just bought the racemaster holster inserts and milled/formed their own cradle/attachment? Already left the battery on all night after some
  15. So.. dropped off the gun at local shop to have it mounted to the SP-01. Learned a couple of things: With the horiz setup, it blocks the left side view of the sights, so that forces you to work from left to right. Also must remove rea sight to dis assemble the gun. so a slide racker is next. He said lots of guys are running CO style dots (frame mounted) on open guns now. My reply was well, this is bought so I'm running it. He also said hes getting out of open major because slides only last about 20-30k rounds. I doubt this one will see a fraction of that.
  16. Ahh, that makes sense. Thanks for the explanation. I guess I'll just stick to my minor plinker loads...
  17. So is the sight block just to add weight and keep the muzzle down (in addition to longer radius)? I just stumbled on this thread doing a search for Shadow threaded barrel. You guys need to stalk the professor. He is the dude about building open poos guns. Mine is in progress, 90 mount and Cmor dot on the way. Its an SP-01 build full cajun, threaded (and throated) barrel and 11 port SJC comp. Load for 9maj on D650. Now I'm on the fence about nex build 97 same way or another 01 backup gun. As far as capacity I can get 23 in with hennig baseplates, good enough for me til c
  18. Having similar issue with mine. It held for a while but started to come out of time once again - Its been a *fun process of dykem and facing the comp to the shoulder of the threaded CZ barrel. My latest attempt lasted a local match. Using 272 with no set screw. I'm newb to comps and open, just shoot local matches, no all day burn em down out of town matches. So... I'm back to taking it off, then reinstalling with a set screw or roll pin. I'm leaning toward the roll pin, as that seems easier to manage in the field/on the bench. If I go Pin, should I try blue locktite too, or
  19. Very interesting. I've got a PCC and some czs to load for. Are you running it in competition? If so you may be limited to the certian weights of bullets if you load for major. I would think that you can either try to load hotter with slower powder to work the comp - like a 9mm open gun, OR Try a light PF load with 147s - but note that wont work the comp as much. Normally I run my CZ 124 minor loads through the PCC, but I just worked up to open major with a comp so now I'm wondering what that would be like in the Ruger PCC.
  20. Hats off again to the folks here for help with this. Have cheely mount in hand, but its not the horiz offset so gonna get that swapped. What is the best dot size for c more in bama sun. I'm thinking 8MOA but newb so plz schl? The gun seemed to run great besides one mag issue with the first round. First action match in a year so a bit rusty but it was pretty fun. Looking back at those popper shots its pretty good POI, probably a couple inches high, but I'll take it until the dot.
  21. sweet. I might go this route for future builds. I ended up farming 2 barrels out (both for 9MAJ)
  22. Finally made 9 MAJ! First match this year (for me) is coming up this weekend. I figured I might as well jump in to open. So... Using SWMP I was able to make 5 shot avg. of 1343. I had a nice 45 min drive in the miata through the hills to shoot 3 groups of 5 rounds/power levels. The last made major, just as I had estimated based on prev data interpolation. Range was full, 3 separate groups of dads and young sons with all smiles. Ruger 22s rounded off the day and leftover clays on the berm. No jams, brass ejects ~5ft, very faint breech face mark on primer, very slight cratering
  23. More PF testing today. this gun is coming together nicely and I'm loving SWMP. I just did 5 shot groups for testing. Comp is holding time! I went back and added some red 272 on the inside of the comp threads where they come through the 1st chamber of the comp. I sopped the extra up with a Q tip. Let dry for a day and a half. I'm up to 8.80 gns @1283 and 159PF - NOTICABLE power increase from the previous load level, brass ejected ~3 ft, no jams, very faint square ejector mark, very slight cratering. This gun is becoming a sweet shooter for sure! Leaning toward a
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