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Everything posted by Rallyx100

  1. I agree, sorting by headstamp makes a difference at case mouth, there will be a variation of neck tension otherwise.
  2. Agreed, it think leading problems are related to reloading practices for the most part, or bore diameter and the projectile dia used.
  3. Lol, you did dig it up, sounds like the local doesn't subscribe to Sport Pistol which many have found to be somewhat compatible to N320 and my local guy stocks it!
  4. You can buy processed brass that has been swaged, you just have to pay attention to the process when buying, note resized, swaged and cleaned not just range brass! This varies by source.
  5. I think it depends on seating die, lots of opinion of soft lead based on other posts resulting in excessive leading, I'm not sure I subscribe to that but have not done or have the ability to do hardness testing, my opinion is there may be a crimping problem causing those reports, I have used 120 TCG Bayou with some good results.
  6. This is chrono data for 4.7 & 4.9gr of Sport Pistol with 95gr Precision coated bullets.. not jacketed. https://precisionbullets.com/product/380-95-rn/ The OAL is short to shoot in a short CZ chamber, with no comp. And a stock 1911
  7. I have loaded some 95gr precision coated at around 1.070 with 4.9gr of sport pistol, depending on bullet being grooved you may be able to go as long as 1.100 for a revolver but I'm loading for a CZ chamber also. Sport pistol is somewhere around burn rate for n320 but not alot of data to compare, I have have had some success but SD are not great at 70 and 114 FP. I assume you are shooting a revo, they would probably be ok for steel challenge. Mileage may vary.
  8. I agree, good response from Precision, the Gallant bullets worked out, but case prep was a problem with the Dia supplied, went with the Lee univ expander die and the NOE plug at .358 it's a stretch for .358 bullets but got SD at 9 and 17 spread on the crono
  9. 78Staff, talking about Precision Bullets, they have changed the ojive on some of the bullets. https://youtu.be/09RYIvCHZP4
  10. I agree, the seating die can sometimes take the bell off the case before the bullet is fully seated, I really don't care the the lee expanding powderdrop die either as it bells the case mouth too much, I prefer the lee universal case expanding die and use the NOE expander plug for the size bullet you are seating.
  11. I had tried some of those 135gr Rn over CFE Pistol, maybe I will try them again with SP
  12. That 105gr has good potential I think, not crazy about the grooves but that is probably my issue with loading it, have had more success with the 120TC straight shoulder but have to load pretty short, that 3.5gr of SP is probably in the ballpark with 135gr RN depending on OAL
  13. I was thinking you might be using Bayou based on the 95gr, that weight seems to run good in the shorter chamber guns. Might have to do with twist rate also?
  14. My 1911 seems to favor the 125gr RN, that's good info for reference! Might have to look at a spring change to run that though.
  15. Is that Precision bullet the .358 FP Cowboy bullet?
  16. Who's bullet are you using, seems like 1.020 might be close to min OAL depending on the bullet
  17. I'm reaching out for advice on a light shooting Steel Challenge load, currently using Sport Pistol and CFE Pistol. In a CZ P-09 and 1911 in 9mm
  18. That makes sense, my P-09 likes the 120gr TCG. I may try the the Blues in 125RN as my 1911 likes that bullet made in other brands.
  19. I have noticed Blue sells their 9mm bullets at .355", lead bullets usually start at .356" and some of the coated mfg's will size to order in my experience Bayou offers custom sizes, just received a number of profiles and weights 100pc packs last week sized at .357. I'm curious why blue lists a .355" dia, I haven't tried them but lots of comp guys use them. The main thing I will say is if you select the TC bullet profile, make sure you do the plunck test when selecting OAL.
  20. I chose the 125 FP for the precision purchase looking for use in other guns. I have settled with a 120TSG Bayou for the CZ P-09 and 4.4 of CFE Pistol working really well at 1.043 OAL. So far the Sport Pistol loads haven't done better, but some test loads are pending.
  21. I have some .358's have been working on a load for 929 with CFE and Sport Pistol, have time off next week hopefully I can do some more testing! The Range is close to me convenient! I also have two other pistols P-09 CZ and 9mm 1911, but it looks like I'm not going to find a common ground so to speak, chamber depths and such. I don't intend on making this a powder selection debate as it gets out of hand. But if you have an experience with CFE or Sport Pistol great!
  22. My understanding of bullet size to barrel size is something like this .3565 barrel plus .001 for bullet size would be .3575 to .358 depending on opinion and rifling, just want to open this up for opinion. Thanks!
  23. I entered a note on the order to Precision, .357 dia which they acknowledged having noted as such, we will see. I have seen YouTuber FortuneCookie45LC do a video of sizing coated bullets. Also ordered a number of various Bayou using the same request .357 dia, based on advice here including some 160gr, 150gr, 105gr, 95gr
  24. I measured the Gallants with a mic at .3575, and using a bore gauge on the cylinder bore at about the same means. Noticed alot of leading on the cylinder bore in the process when spinning the bore guage, seems mostly at the 6 & 12 o'clock of the cylinder in firing position. Cleaned the cylinder and barrel good and loaded the Gallants did some test runs with .377 crimp with no issues, but not outstanding results, I haven't established a good load for the 929 yet, going to try some precision 125gr .357 dia.
  25. Yes, I noticed before loading any of the Gallant bullets that the bullet would not drop through the cylinder as previous other brands purchased Bayou & SNS, checked the dia and sure enough they were larger, Gallant being .358. Aside from being larger than what I was expecting to receive, I started looking on this forum and saw some conversation of people using .358 although it can be transparent of the equipment people are using, I have had excess leading with the .356 dia I have been using and decided to explore furthur.
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