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  1. When I ordered my xl750, Dillon was out of stock and estimated a three week + backorder timeframe. Bobcat Armament had everything in stock. I assumed that Dillon would have inventory when others didn't. I was wrong.
  2. How will using magnum primers vs standard small pistol primers affect the exact same load? Example is magnums used in place of regular Winchester primers the same projectiles and same powder drop?Winchester Is power factor affected? Felt recoil?
  3. Bigboy69, Can you clarify your advice for setting my dies when you suggest putting a bullet in the die, are you talking about the powder drop/flaring die? Please forgive my ignorance. I am trying to visualize your instructions. I appreciate your help. I must admit that setting up a press and learning the fine details is a challenge.
  4. To achieve a 130 power factor I loaded some sample rounds of 147 blue bullets, round nose, on top of 4.2gr, 4.5 gr, and 4.7 gr of hs-6. The middle load appears to be about perfect averaging 133 power factor with a SD of 9 using mixed range brass. I did increase the flare to where it really scrapes going into the seating die, but it does enter the die with added pressure. I am able to remove the flare with the crimping die. The lead shaving has stopped, but I do see brass residue after the seating die. I do use some diy dillon lube on the cases.
  5. I have noticed rec entry that when I perform searches on youtube for anything related to the shooting sports that videos that come up are two years old. Content that is current is hard to find. Where else are folks going to find relevant firearm, reloading, and gunsmithing video content?
  6. Regretfully I must report that I have not shot any matches with my M3K yet. All reasonably local matches are Sunday morning events, and I have family commitments every Sunday. Additionally, I had arm surgery and have not been released to shoot shotgun yet. My first multigun event is a month away but shotgun is not part of the stages. The m3k has been perfectly reliable during practice and trap shooting before I was benched for my arm.
  7. Btw, titegroup was used for my past reloads. I did struggle with peeling lead shaving off on some rounds. Still working that out but expect that to be best solved when I decide on one specific projectile to use.
  8. M700, Your advice hits home and is why I am hoping to use my ammo for practice during the next month. I dis use ammo I loaded on a borrowed press for the last event after hundreds of practice rounds. No failures during the event after I made some tweaks dicovered during practice. I was very concerned about your exact advice.
  9. Hello, As a new reloader with an xl750 and 6 pounds of hs-6 powder on hand. I want to use blue bullets in 9mm using range brass and cci sp primers. My first IDPA match has me hooked enough to continue IDPA casually and also sign up for my first multigun event in a month from now. I will be using a Dan Wesson pointman 9 for IDPA and a sig P365 when shooting in BUG class. For Multigun A cz shadow 2 will be used. From my research here, It sounds like HS-6 prefers to be loaded higher on the ladder of grains and also is better at propelling heavier projectiles such as 147’s. Your experience is valuable and well appreciated. What insight can you all share with me as I gather my supplies and and set up the xl750 to load ip your recommendations. Truncated vs round nose? 125, 135, vs 147’s? HS-6 powder drop weight? crimp? overall length? I have been using 1.111 so far. I have a full Lee carbide die set with factory crimp installed.
  10. Just bought the xl750 as my first press. I borrowed a friends 550 to gain some experience and determine if reloading was for me. I am very pleased so far. It runs smoothly, is solid, adding the self indexing shell plate combined with the variable speed case feeder I am impressed with the production rate.
  11. Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I did follow up with each company and Bobcat is the only one with everything in stock. Several knowledgeable shops, for aure.
  12. Just placed my order with Kimball at Bobcat. What a great experience and helpful conversation. Excited!
  13. I was going to order from Titan, but the shipping charges are more than the $60 discount. Also, they are out of stock for the 750 in 9mm, the case feeder, and the roller handle. Oddly enough, I come out ahead buying straight from Dillon. Still shopping...
  14. Ready to buy a Dillon 750 for 9mm. I would welcome your suggestions on a supplier based on both price and service. Thanks.
  15. "Wake Up America" brand coffee, prefer the immune support offering, medium roast. "patriot" blend is nice, medium roast. My wife makes me order more when reserves dwindle.
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