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  1. Coated Bullets do have a small to them when using a fast burning powder, like titegroup. I have tried multiple manufactures of coated bullets and all will have a smell to them when shooting hot burning powder because it starts burning the coating off the bottom of the bullet Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. In Michigan, while the ammo shelves are bare here as well, participation is still crazy and you need to sign up for a match immediately after it opens as they’re full in about an hour at the very most. Some of the more popular clubs fill up in about 10 minutes Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Is this their smaller cheaper version of the primer collator? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I have found that lots and lots get through the 1050 using Dillon dies. I use mtm 45 ammo boxes and just dump cases onto them and 99% land mouth up and I can quickly glance inside the case and check for stepped brass and pins stuck in the flash hole. I do it while listening to podcasts or with the tv on in the background and can blow through them pretty damn quick Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I have only used a couple of dots so my opinion on the size of the window is very limited. That said, after I had my draw down on the new pistol I bought and put the DPP on, I have very few issues finding the dot if it wasn’t my fault with a crappy draw. So, an update on the warranty. I called into Leupold today saying that I bought one, it started failing after 5-6k, not the worst thing ever, I bought another brand new one so I could continue shooting the rest of my season. That new one failed after ~1k (note, same letters in the serial number so likely the same exact issue showing themselves at different points in the life of the dot. They are both AF models which supposedly have a higher chance to fail even though it is the second most recent model, based on another thread on here and not my experience at all). I said I was worried because I bought the new one hoping to shoot my state sectional coming up without problems. The gentleman on the phone said he would hook me up since I bought two and had a level two match coming up. He sent me a shipping label and told me to send both of the dots in and they would have both of the broken dots fixed and back to me within two weeks (including shipping) using 3 day shipping from me to them, and the same coming back. I decided to keep one of the dots to continue practicing with, and to send one back and it will be back before my level 2 match which I will mount and shoot only a few rounds through to zero right before the level two match, then continue to shoot it after and see how it lasts. This is certainly a testament to their customer service imo, and that they understand that the competitive shooters using their dots may have higher level needs over casual shooters? I’m not sure, but either way I am happy with my second conversation with customer service as my first one went “send it in and we’ll fix it”, and while he was entirely helpful and respectful on the phone, that was his final say. I didn’t say anything about a match coming up or anything, I took it as it was and bought a new one. So it seems that the commitment to Leupold and buying two DPP helped me out in the long run? Not sure, take it as it is. But, after this conversation I am less “SRO 100%” and happy Leupold stands behind their product even though the first time I called was different. Seems Leupold wants to take care of their compete everyday shooters? Although it does seem buying two Leupolds is the move from the start if you committing to the DPP. Hopefully that helps someone.
  6. I agree with these comments as well. There was once or twice I wished it was slightly brighter, but nothing that killed a stage or anything like that. Also, the controls are annoying to say the least, but it works. It is a large window to look through as well, there is however a very small (maybe 1/8th inch) at the bottom the window where you cannot see the dot. Never had that be a problem though. By an “upgrade from Leupold” you mean you have to send the red dot in and they fix it correct? Because that is what the gentleman from Leupold told me to do when I called in. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. SRO, i currently have 2 DPP that are getting sent back to Leupold because they randomly shut off (a decently common issue) and I’m desperately wishing I had gotten my slide milled for an SRO. I will be seeing if a Sig Romeo pro 1 fits the slots which it should, which I will need to run for about a month or two while my DPPs are out getting repaired so that I can shoot my state sectional Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I agree with this. Just found a butt load of nickel plated steel 45 acp made by Barnula or how ever you spell it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Correct, I was showing how easily the coating comes off, and also commenting that I was getting leading which wasn’t a surprise after seeing how thin the coating was and how easily was removed Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Yes with titegroup, but that is what I use with all ol their coated bullets also. A friend recently told me about sport pistol and I would love to try it, but obviously it cannot be found anywhere right now. I might end up trying N320, but that’s about $100 more per 8lb jug than what I pay for titegroup Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Over 6-8k no other feeding issues at all with correct ammo. Some 147 blue bullets I had to load down to 1.050” to get the to plunk they “almost” had failures to feed and some would get hung up but still go into battery. And I agree, I really liked the profile and how they loaded and wanted them to work for me. I found the DG and Blue bullet FP profile to work as well though and will be going with one of the two of them. They also have the exact same o-give profile as switching between bullets does not require adjusting of the dies for the same result. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I got a sample of SNS 147 FP a little while ago and I really liked them and planned on buying more until I had to clean the gun and my barrel was coated in lead. Turns out my gun scrapes the coating off the bullet when it is simply chambered and really leads up my barrel. Haven’t had this problem with any other brand which sucks because I had always heard good things about SNS (why I tried them to begin with) and I didn’t have any function or accuracy issues with them. Was shooting the last 100 or so from my sample tonight and this is what reminded me. Picture below of a round that was chambered in my S2 and ejected afterwards
  13. Yes, if your brass is already resized and deprimed you don’t need to do it again. A lot of people choose to process their brass in a separate process, like myself. So when I load I do almost exactly what you said in your last post. 1.exapand 2. Empty 3. Powder 4. Seat 5. Crimp So yes you could switch powder to station 2 and put the powder check in station 3 then seat and crimp separately Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. IV only had one squib, and luckily I was using played bullets because like you said the bullet was stuck right in the chamber and wouldn’t let another round chamber. I say luckily because I was a new shooter, had never had a squib, or knew what a squib was like, and the ROs for the stage didn’t notice anything and didn’t say anything until I had already tried to chamber 3 or 4 other rounds. So, after that happened, every time I have a ftf of any kind, I slow way down and make sure I watch the shell eject as I rack the slide and make sure the round I’m ejecting still has a bullet in the case. This is usually an unnecessary waste of time and I get some weird looks when I’m running a stage and do this, but like you said, I also enjoy my fingers and would rather lose a couple places on the stage than have an explosion. Glad to know I’m not the only one lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. So I’m assuming that even though the bullet traveled further down the barrel, the load still didn’t cycle the gun or even recoil at all correct? And the distance was purely because the coating helped the bullet slide down the barrel easier? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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