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  1. 3Dflyer

    Use FREE HS-6?

    Back on topic, i have ordered a CE pro chronograph DLX with built in bluetooth. I will report back on my loads with both titegroup and hs-6. It sounds like the hs-6 tends to meter well, if I am understanding everyone. This would be a benefit for a beginner.
  2. 3Dflyer

    3 gun shotgun, buy now or wait?

    I want the autoloader option but they told I cannot install it on my own. This is from MOA Precision how do you like the autoload feature? also, can you explain a break in procedure? I have trap loads of 1 1/8 at 1140fps and also some hotter 1300fps. I want to eventually use 1 ounce 1145 shot and Fiocchi low recoil slugs.
  3. 3Dflyer

    3 gun shotgun, buy now or wait?

    A new Stoeger M3k freedom edition has landed. It has been disassembled, cleaned intensely, lubricated, and reassembled a few times. It really smoothed out after cleaning the factory goo out.
  4. 3Dflyer

    Use FREE HS-6?

    BallisticianX, would you mind sharing your hs-6 load data with me?
  5. 3Dflyer

    Use FREE HS-6?

    I will look for a good deal on a Pro Chrono, they seem to be the most highly acclaimed bargain. Still open to further suggestions in the meantime.
  6. 3Dflyer

    Use FREE HS-6?

    I would appreciate some guidance on buying a chronograph. I have performed some searches and it appears the cheap Caldwell is hit or miss. The acoustic units seem very pricey for a beginner. Are there more affordable acoustic chronographs that work well and are simple to set up? I won't be shooting at an indoor range for testing.
  7. 3Dflyer

    Use FREE HS-6?

    Hello, I am gearing up to join action shooting sports. I have 6 pounds of FREE HS-6 powder and a borrowed Dillon 550b loading machine. I have ordered some blue bullets: 147gr, 135gr truncated, 125 gr round nosed, 125gr truncated. I will be shooting with a stock cz shadow 2 in 3gun and maybe uspsa as a total rookie. Locally, some guys are saying I should use and enjoy the HS-6 powder, others are saying that this is a terrible idea and I should dump it and buy titegroup. I must admit that when I read through the forums to absorb as much valuable information as possible I really struggle with the abbreviated, slang, and acronym filled conversations. So far I have become familiar with the loading machine and successfully shot about 400 rounds that I have worked up. I can tell a difference in the powder burn speed, as the titegroup feels snappy and the HS-6 much less snappy. The HS-6 did cause some slow slide travel when using powder charges at the low end of recommended data. I don't have a chronograph at this point, but come spring time I might look into one. I see everyone talking about power factor, but I don't understand how this plays into the rules for shooting sports. If I can find a good load combination using blue bullets and HS-6 powder, I would be very inclined to perfect the Dillon550b setup to crank out several thousand rounds for the upcoming season.
  8. 3Dflyer

    3 gun shotgun, buy now or wait?

    Stoeger has been ordered!
  9. 3Dflyer

    3 gun shotgun, buy now or wait?

    Went gun shopping. Reminton Versamax seems nice, , fairly heavy, but ready to shoot. Mid priced. Benelli m2 most expensive, light, but would need fitting, it didnt mount properly. Still needs work to be done. No 1301 to fondle. Franchi Affinti was ok, but needs much to be made ready and already mid priced before upgrades and work. Starts at $1,100 here. Browning A5 felt fantastic in every way, great trigger, light, great mount and fit, aims naturally for me, by far my favorite to handle. Concerned about opening the port and creating a finger pincher, no aftermarket support. I would add a mag tube and run it. Hate the idea of beating such a nice gun up. Price could be swallowed. Love the autofeed. Worried about port size. Stoeger M3K Freedom was most affordable and race ready out of the box. Found online for $566, half of most every other gun even before hundreds more are spent to upgrade them. A real bargain. It felt mid weight and clunky, not nearly as smooth and refined. It shouldered ok, average or better, and sight picture was at least good. Autoload can be added by MOA precision and still be cheaper than all others at their starting point. I would not feel convicted about tossing it around and abusing it. Any I buy will likely get an affordable set of adjustable fiber optic turkey sights, except the versamax comp as it comes with sights installed. I am down to the A5 Browning or M3K Freedom Stoeger
  10. For a new 3 gunner, is the versamax competition a worthwhile investment in today's offerings of shotguns? I know of one available locally but I don't see much discussion of them in the past few years when I perform searches for posts in various forums. In my area, Remington seems to be looked down upon because of their customer service and lack of accuracy when shooting slugs.
  11. Hello, New to the forums, new to shooting sports, and highly interested in 3 gun this upcoming season. I will not be taking competition seriously, other than improving myself and having fun. I have an AR-15 and a CZ shadow 2. I need a shotgun. Research is showing that Benelli M2 (expensive no matter how you approach it), Beretta 1301 comp (not as common), Stoeger M3k (MOA Precision is tempting but 3-4 month turn around time), and Browning A5 (nice auto load, but no much support for aftermarket and mid price before upgrades) seem to be the most popular. A local shop has Remington Versamax tactical competition on the shelf (seemed to be popular 5-7 years ago, don't hear or see much about them of recent, also reputation for not shooting slugs well at 50-100 yards). Several Gun shops are now showing the magazine fed shotguns along with the normal tube fed guns listed above. At my first local 3 gun event a shooter was using a magazine fed shotgun, including a round rotary magazine. He swapped magazines once due to starting round requirements, but didn't slow down after that. Am I foolish to invest in a high end tube fed shotgun at this point? Is it projected/expected that magazine fed shotguns will soon be the norm? I suspect the rules will quickly change for bottom classes of shooters where I would belong. I am in no way ready for the middle or upper categories such as open or unlimited. I plan to stick in the bottom classes with a CZ Shadow 2.
  12. 3Dflyer

    Franklin arsenal vibraprime

    CCI500's worked great for the 400 primers I ran through it. I ran out and bought Winchesters and they get hung up. I worry that modifying to make Winchesters work may negatively impact the CCI success. I will try to search for other threads.
  13. 3Dflyer

    New member, new reloader

    I paid $40 for 1k, plus tax. What is a great deal to you guys?
  14. 3Dflyer

    Franklin arsenal vibraprime

    Primers vibrate over to the corner, begin to drop in the hole and stop. A quick rap on the table often drops the primer into the tube, but the next one stops in the exact way. Banging the tube on the table 5 times for each primer is not a time saving event. I have tried to adjust the plastic tray and tube alignments but have found no improvements.
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