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  1. Got to agree with Chronoing outdoor. Natural light is the best.
  2. Sarge, Correct ProChrono PAL, is $100, Digital $125, New DLX is $135, need to get one of those for the shop to test. I think that could be the big seller through my shop. They are easier for regular guys to use and do everything they are likely to want. The DLX will be the one we will stock at the shop, for the sake of $10 or $25 you might as well buy that. For the more expert reloader the LabRadar and the Oehler are the way to go.
  3. Oehler 35P, simply the best there is. LabRadar #2, mainly because you can't put it down range. ProChrono Digital #3, everything else below them. You will also notice that the most expensive is the best. I tested my Oehler, my ProChrono Digital, my brothers CED M2, and a LabRadar with the same ammunition at the same time. ProChrono and CED were slipped between the Oehler Sky Screens and all four were tested at the same time with the same factory ammo. The results were interesting to say the least. The M2 would show a slightly low velocity for the odd shot, which non of the others showed as being low. If you are interested in down range performance, as in BC, then the LabRadar is the way to go. If you need velocity at a target some distance away then Oehler. The ProChrono is the easiest to use and would be the best value for money, even though it has some minor issues with sensitivity. the M2 has the advantage of having its brain away from the Screens so hitting the screen will not result in a new chrono. Oehler has the Largest Sky Screen and worked under nearly all conditions. LabRadar does not work without modifications if running subsonic and a suppressor. All in all. I prefer the Oehler, just a pain to set up. I sell more ProChrono and LabRadar. All except LabRadar have to be about 10ft (3M) to centre of Chronograsph Screens to work well and be relaible.
  4. Had a guy just get binned at our Nationals using WST, chronoed 124 2 weeks ago, not running 118. He is not a happy camper. Saturday was generally much warmer than 2 weeks ago. Not even left in Sun, but there you go.
  5. Winchester Australia, (Olin Corp) will soon be just a warehouse for imported items. Bringing Powders in from USA is now murderously expensive. A 20Ft container packed tot he rafters has about 11Tonne of powder and costs about $35K US to get from Hodgdon to NZ. Probably same to get to AUS, so anyone there had better find a way of using ADI. Not sure about any other brands, but anything out of the EU is likely to be an easier bet for the short term.
  6. Roll sizing is the best solution. Not so keen on sizing die with loaded ammo.
  7. Internal capacity is slightly less for the Super Comp, extractor groove is also different. If your gun is set up specifically for 38Super Comp, 38Super brass MAY cause a change in pint of impact, may not feed up under the extractor cleanly and cause a FTF. Set a pistol up properly and it will shoot both well enough. My own personal handguns will work on both, but are more accurate on 38Super as that is the majority of the brass I use and how I set up for.
  8. I have been doing some research on the new ADI powders APS350 and APS 450. APS 350 is essentially old AS30, which in essence is Hodgdon Clays, works OK with 125gr (3.7gr), not so with 115gr. Looks like APS450 is not an exact swap for AP50 (Intl Clays). Accuracy is OK, just not as good as I get with Titegroup, 231 or WST, at this stage. WST at 4.8gr is maxed out in my guns. I found it to be a little too fast burning for the way my gun works. Much prefer Titegroup, which is essentially WSL, for my guns. APS450 being a tad slower burning works Ok with 115gr at around 4.7gr (1150fps) with Zero's at 1.225" OAL. Good enough for practice if you are short of US made powders.
  9. How do you make an Octopus laugh? With Ten Tickles
  10. Alan, I am working on getting Lottery Funding to do this match, I have tickets in the upcoming draw here in NZ. If anyone has a heads up on the winning tickets please let me know. Otherwise, enjoy what I know will be an excellent match. GM
  11. That is what I was thinking. But once on you can fine tune the shape a little.
  12. Been lurking on this. Primers are surely the cause, and keeping primed cases about is not worth the hassle of any kind of contamination, regardless of how anal you are about storage conditions. I would clean everything out and start again. Plus not sure if anyone has suggested this. Test your guns with at least 2 good quality loads, NOT Bulk ammo from Sumso Ammo Corp, no re-manufactured either regardless of who makes it. Also check that the guns have the springs in them that they left the factory with. If it fails on factory then you call the maker and get it fixed, no longer your problem. I load for accuracy, and if it saves money then great. At 30K per annum of 38Super the cash savings are there. Match Grade ammo from Atlanta Arms is still $400 per 1000. There is no cheap 38Super in bulk. 9mm is a little cheaper if you buy in bulk, and they mean 10K at a time. Zero 125gr JHP are about $120 - $140 per K for 10K plus orders. ($0.14 per load) Hodg Tite group is about $150 per 8lb (4.7gr per load = $0.015 per load) Primers run $150 per 5K ($0.03 per load) So for me $17.00 to $19.00 per 100 is for me, especially when that load shoots 0.545" at 50yards. The real deal is I have X Dollars per month for ammo, the cheaper the ammo (and still hit my accuracy mark) the more I can shoot, I have never saved actual cash with reloading, it allows me to shoot more. The budget is the budget, stick to yours and make the best of it. I am bored with half arsing s#!t, just too damn old for crap. I used to make my own lead pills for 38Special, 9mm and 45, just got over it. Needed more time not breathing lead fumes. I still love casting and if I need to then I may get back to it, but would rather not. As for spending 4K on reloading gear, dead easy when you start cranking ammo. Dillon 1050, Decent tumbler, scales (good ones), etc, etc etc. It all depends on how you personally need to do it. Time is something not all of us have.
  13. With all the s#!t that I am flinging at the "NRA" over this cock up, it is important that we stand up to those cocks and keep shooting AP. The worst thing they want is for us to make the rest of AP, (Regionals, State Champs) and all the extra shoots that are hosted (Cameron Cup comes to mind) run by individual clubs with no help from Bullshit Castle in Virginia a screaming success, this will show that they are irrelevant to us as a shooting sport organisation. These matches that have seen increasing numbers when all around us there is chaos. The NRA needs to stick to its knitting and what it is best at, keep our rights secure. Let us run the matches.
  14. Ryan is dead on here. The NRA does not own the right to the name Bianchi Cup, that name resides with Safariland however the Action Pistol National Championship does belong to the NRA, which is fine and dandy. A match can be run just not with National Championship in its title unless the NRA give it their say so. Seeing as they now use this match as a cash cow for other National Champs (which lose money like a government), prizes/gifts and cash are redirected. What they don't get is that Firearms companies are not awash with cash to hand over to run these events, what they do however have is product, which when given to a particular match should go to the Competitors or Volunteer Staff AT THE PRIZE GIVING, not some shady back room deal that we, the competitors (as in paying entries), only find out about after it is posted on face book. The money given should go to the match, so we don't run out of food at the BBQ, so we don't have to buy deserts at the Banquet, so that the match can be run properly with correct staff numbers on all days. I really could go on.
  15. He may have led the USPSA for years, but he also shot 3Gun, Action Pistol (Bianchi Cup), Speed Steel, you name it. He was good, very good. He will certainly be missed and by more than just his family. RIP Mike Keep well Maggie.
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