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  1. Update for those who are curious or who have the same conditions as mine: I could not load these more than COL 1.07 in my CZ SP-01 AND P-01. This felt so short to me. I loaded random range collected brass. After chrono. Loading with 4.1gr Titegroup I feel was too hot. Signs of flattened primers in cases after firing. with an avg of ~ 1150 fps Loads with 3.7gr TG were much better. No over pressure signs on cases with an average of ~ 1040 fps. Adequate for minor pf which is what I'm aiming for. Hope this helps anyone who
  2. I've read other topics with this projectile / powder cartridge. I just got a case of these JHPs so my first time loading them. For my cz sp-01, I could NOT load this projectile longer than 1.07-1.08 and pass the plunk test. 1.08 will plunk 90% of the time. 1.07 will plunk 100% of the time. I've read other posts that are loading >1.10 , 1.15 My current load is Titegroup 4.1gr. Am I too short or still ok? I know CZ's have a shorter "throat" as well so could this be normal or am I doing something wrong? Thanks for your time.
  3. Sorry I found my answers from previous posts. Thank you!
  4. Update: I've since gotten both the EGW undersizing die and the Redding sizing die. In testing both: Out of the group of 30-35 cases that failed prior, they worked well. Only about 3-5 cases now failed the case gauge, and of those they just barely failed with ~1mm from being flush. Not bad. Thanks again for everyone's help!
  5. Yes, I've seen this post before. I've marked my cases and they are all diagnosed "Poor sizing". I'm waiting for my EGW u sizing die then I will try to size the cases again. Thanks for everyone's help so far!
  6. Thanks for all the input! I'll try your suggestions and report back!
  7. Hello! So I've reloaded around 1000 rounds on my new Dillon 550C with all Dillon Carbide dies. About 30 of them did not pass the plunk test so I set them aside. While I was testing some of the rounds I had a round get stuck and did not go into battery. I actually had to disassemble the gun, take it home and push the round out from the barrel end. After this I figured I never, ever wanted this to happen again. I since got a couple of case guages (a hundo and a single) and went through ALL my loaded rounds again. I ended up taking out another 15-20 of them tha
  8. Hello! Thanks to the many helpful people on this forum I loaded my first 500 or so rounds with my new 550c. Varying bullet weights and powder charges, ready to chrono. There was a couple things that I observed. Nothing crazy bad, just annoying sometimes. Was wondering if there was anyone else who ran into these issues and how they fixed it. 1) When de-priming, the old primer / dust isn't all collected by the metal "claw" underneath. Sometimes I see them shoot out the spaces on the sides onto the table, right next to the piston, under the strong mou
  9. Hello! So since my last post I've been busy getting what I needed to start, ended up getting a Dillon 550C. Part of that was getting a BUNCH of federal primers since they had a rebate with free hazmat at midway. I started to mention to some of my shooting friends that I got into reloading, then got connected with some of their friends that load as well... but they don't load for uspsa. they just load for hunting and general usage. They all told me I made a mistake getting federal primers because they heard so many stories of primers detonating on presses
  10. Ah ok, that does make sense. Thank you for the info. I read a bunch of different opinions on Lee vs Dillion dies. I guess staying consistent with the brand is ok too.
  11. Thanks for the info and help! Man, to be honest I have no idea about PF and where to start with bullets and primers. So thanks for the suggestion on where to start! Any preferred stores to buy from? Right now, I was naive and have a bunch of factory 115gr ammo that I need to shoot and save the brass. I have mostly Blazer brass, Fiocchi, and S&B ammo. Is there anything special I need to know about the different brand brass? Also, how many times can you expect to reload a casing before they go bad? I'm in Rancho Cucamonga. I'm super newbie, but I
  12. OK, I just want to make sure I'm ordering everything I need. I've tried to do my own homework but here goes: RL 550C Die set (Lee has a 4 set, while Dillon has a 3 set. is there an additional one I have to get if I get the dillon set?) Bullet Tray Case bin and bracket Strong mount Aluminum Roller Handle (Already have a powder scale) Digital Caliper (any brands recommended? best functional for price?) CV-750 + CM-500 Case tumbler/separator Case lube (One shot?) ---------------- Should I get? list ----------
  13. I would probably reload 300-500 in a sitting. When I reloaded my shotshells I did 200 at a time, but I can imagine doing 3x that in a sitting comfortably for 9mm. It was relaxing to me. Is buying prepped cases still economical? I got a brass catcher and I have like 3k factory 115gr ammo that I have yet to shoot (I thought that was a lot for stocking up for ammogeddon, but I guess that's a small amount!) I know that reloading is not going to save me money (you shoot more) but my price per round going way down sounds good (and not being logged in CA DOJ system for every round
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