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  1. Off the top of my head I think my load was 3.6gr Titegroup at 1.13-1.14” and that worked pretty well for me Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. No deals on the 650s? I’m looking to pick up my first 650 soon. Hopefully a couple local people decide to upgrade to the 750 and sell their 650s haha Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Yondering, I actually tried the factory spring, and upped my ISMI spring from 11lbs to 20 lbs and saw a small difference, but was still having problems with it, that’s what’s convinced me to send the slide back. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I agree with this. Why mask a problem you know exists. I think the pitting is a problem, and I want to get it taken care of instead of just ignoring it. I also agree with the fact that the load I was using should run my gun, as it did at one point but as the pitting got worse, the load failed to work. And no, I don’t limp wrist in the slightest, I got rid of that problem a long long time ago. I appreciate all your help Yondering Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I went to the range a couple of times since then and have shot some Blazer 124 and some Tula 115 with absolutely no problems (probably 400+ rounds). I’ll probably end up shipping the slide back to Glock after talking to a rep about it. Said turn around is about 2 weeks and I would likely have to pay a small fee to have a new slide shipped to me. He didn’t say what the fee usually is, but I’m going to assume a couple hundred dollars maybe? As long as it’s more reasonable than the $450+ people are asking for g34 slides that’s likely what I’ll do and go from there
  6. Yondering, are you using the dies that seat and crimp in the same operation? I took another look at my dies and I actually have a Lee taper crimp die, not a FCD. After looking at my Lee die manual, it looks like that die can crimp and seat in the same operation. Should I try to use it that way or get a different crimp die? When I adjust my Lee taper crimp die down further it is shaving off parts of the case at the very top and getting brass shavings everywhere, which I assume is not what is supposed to happen? Did I get a funky die or is it normal for that to happen? If that’s not normal I was looking at Hornady die set and a Hornady taper crimp die Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. What do you recommend for a crimp die? Almost everyone suggests the Lee that Iv seen. Also, adding more crimp didn’t help me much in the past. It reduced the problem, but didn’t eliminate it. But why would the brass gauge before seating the bullet and not after? I’m getting contact there after the bullet is seated, but not before, that’s why I’m confused. What other dies would you suggest I try? Hornady, RCBS, or Dillon? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. So I finally got some more bullets in and was trying to load some up today and I’m having nothing but problems. Again, I’m using the Hornady LNL, PTX expander set to about .385”, lee seating for, Lee factory crimp die. I’m having problems getting my rounds to case gauge after loading. Every piece of brass was cause gauged before loading, and then loaded rounds were gauged after as well (brass is resized with the die just above the shell plate, but not quite touching it). Preloading all brass passed, but after I’m getting like a 50% fail rate. It looks like the bullet seating is bulging the case at the bottom. As you can see in the picture I colored the brass with a black sharpie and inserted it in the gauge multiple times to see where it was making contact, and at the bottom there is a ring that the marker has been rubbed off on. I’m using .357” bullets for the first time since my sample batch I got which went relatively well (15 rejects out of about 250 rounds IIRC) Is there something I’m missing for loading these larger bullets? I wast having these problems with the last batch of .356” 124gr Berry’s I loaded up. Any advise is greatly appreciated. EDIT: seating bullets to 1.13-1.14” Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Not sure if anyone else got it, but when I made my first order at Brazos I got a coupon code of “orderagain01” for 5% off. Not a lot, but it’s something. Made it a little easier to make another purchase of bullets I had good luck with. The .357 147gr bullets were the most accurate Iv shot in my 9mms so far (out of Berry’s, RMR seconds, and a couple other cheap plated 124 options) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Edit: also, I was using a 7lb striker spring with the Tula primers, but haven’t had a problem with light primer strikes using cci SPP and a 2lb striker spring (1 or 2 out of 5-600 rounds) with my pyramid trigger Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Ya I guess I might as well have been. They were 30-40 year old Tula primers I got dirt cheap at a gun show and I never had any problems so I wasn’t cleaning it all the time and this popped up in about 1-1500 rounds. So it seems like it’s gonna be an expensive lesson to learn. The other bad part is that I found a load that was great for 115gr and have about 1500-2000 rounds loaded with those primers I now have to pull, deprime, and them reload with new primers.... so that’s gonna be a fun adventure. But it’s not worth making my guns worse now that I realize what’s going on to shoot them. From now on I’m only buying new primers and sticking with quality components. I equate this to being a cheap college student looking for the best deal possible and not totally knowing what to look for in primers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. All I’d have to do is go back to the range with the weaker spring, I didn’t think about this until I got back from the range and read the replies. I may try that tomorrow when I try my factory ammo Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Alright guys... after another 300ish rounds tonight I saw a small amount of improvement, but it was certainly not totally fixed. I tried everything you guys suggested and here are he results: I shot some factory rounds (50) and didn’t have any problems with them. I will be shooting the other 150 I have to make sure no failures happen with those. I tried an ETS mag I had laying around, was hard to tell if it helped or not. Took out the ~13 lb recoil spring and put in the stock one, helped a little bit, put in a 20lb recoil spring and it made a noticeable difference, probably the biggest different of anything I tried. I switched extractors from the 19 to the 34 and saw no noticeable difference, had failures with both. The only thing I forgot to do was switch out the 2lb striker spring for a heavier one ( of course). I tried all of the rounds Iv been testing over the past couple of days and the biggest improvement came from the short rounds I made the other day. When I first tried them they would fail 8/10 times, today was only 2-3/10 times, so a big improvement. At this point I’m going to give up on these 124 Berry’s for the 34 and try some old 115s and some coated 147s I had good luck with before. Everyone talking about the striker getting in the way of the rounds me start thinking, could it be this pitting I have on my breech face? I had some s#!tty Tula primers that we’re splitting and ended up cutting away at my breech face(that I got rid of). My local gun smith said it’s still safe to shoot and I’m waiting to hear back from Glock about it. Could this be what the rounds are getting caught up on? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I have some more 147 coated bullets coming in Friday that I had good luck with that I will be loading again, so hopefully those will still work for me! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Thanks for this awesome explanation. I haven’t replaced the stricken specifically, but I did replace the spring, I don’t remember when, but honestly probably about when I started seeing these problems. I’ll take that apart and reinstall it and see if that changes anything. My RMR cut is from Glock and I’m using the correct screws, so I don’t think that anything is interfering, but I will check the operation of the ejector and clean it out. It is a lighter recoil spring, but it’s the same one Iv been using the whole time, so I didn’t think about it at first. I’m going to try a heavier spring tonight as others have mentioned. I’m also going to try an ets mag I have laying around too. Stayed tuned for an update tonight
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