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  1. I use Longshot for high end loads in 10mm using 180-200 gr. bullets. It is the right burning rate and since it is a ball powder it works well in my Dillon's. You will easily find published data out there for it.
  2. I got registered for both matches but couldn't squad on SAT/SUN for the S/S match? There are squads with zero people in them but it is all RED and you cant squad?
  3. I was going to say, the jigs with the ball detent to hold the case (like this one) are really great. I borrowed a buddy's to cut some cases down and the ball detent made it easy and fast, just like you see in the video. Most others you need to keep your finger on the case to hold it in position while it get cut and is a PITA. The ones without the detent are usually cheaper because they are just 3D printed.
  4. I use my Tico tool, just like I use to keep my barrels clean. Been using mine for 30+ years and while it is a bit grubby it still works good, quick and easy. Tico Tool
  5. TJ, like reloading, better equipment can help cut your time down so it is tough to approximate time spent making 1,000 bullets. The key to casting decent quantities of bullets by hand is having molds with more cavities and a decent way of sizing bullets. I run 5-6 cavity molds for most of them but do have an eight cavity mold for making heavy 160 gr. rn's for my revolver. I also run a push through sizer (Star) which helps with the economy of motion when sizing. The last thing you need is having enough clean, ready to cast lead. The lead thing is probably the big showstopper th
  6. I cast and coat my own bullets with HiTek, been doing it for years and in fact just coated up 1,000 rds of bullets yesterday. The coating is applied with acetone which distributes the coating then evaporates off before baking. To check to make sure the coating is cured the easiest way it to do the wipe test. Take a clean white patch, soak with acetone and rub it on the bullet. If the coating has not been cured the coating will be dissolved back off the bullet on the patch. Once cured by heat you will not get any appreciable coating on the patch. Baking longer will not hurt the
  7. I use the lotion to get the initial coat on my hands (spray doesn't put enough on) and found that during a match I tend to lose some of the grip on my palms as I tape/handle gear/load mags etc. It is like the base is still there, just getting smoothed out or filled in with dirt/grime. Rather than putting on a whole new base over the dirt on my hands I use the spray as a touch up to refresh my grip. One pump on each palm does a great job in freshening up my grip. Doing it this way makes the regular lotion last longer and the spray bottle lasts me a long time. Usually I go through a
  8. Yes these were "half jacket" bullets made by Speer. I have shot lots of these back when they still made them and still have some sitting on the shelf. These are basically jacketed bullets and should be loaded as such. Think of it as a jacketed bullet where the jacket doesn't go up above the mouth of the case when loaded. Other than that it has the jacket on the bearing surface of the bullet where it is important. When I shot these they performed great and I have never heard of any issues with any jacket separation with these types of bullets? From what I saw they were discontinued by Speer
  9. Honestly I do not know. I have had the tool for 20+ years (there was only one choice when I got it) and it is slightly different looking but works the same way. I would rely on Brownell's tech service to make sure you get the right one.
  10. I use this tool to safely tighten the rod on my revolvers without damaging it and have never had any of them loosen during use. When you need to loosen it for maintenance you have to tool and don't have to use vise grips. extractor rod tool
  11. 160 gr. Bayou @1.170" Win Case Fed 100 3.1 grs of N320 gives me 804 fps ave. (129 PF) out of my S&W929
  12. I load 160 gr. bullets for my 929. I mostly use N320 but since I use a lot of WST in other loads I tried it also for the 929 and it worked well. Both of these powders are very clean in the 929 loads which is important for me.
  13. Intel6

    Max Michel 1911

    Just measured both my .40 & .45 ACP MAX pistols (sorry don't have a 9mm yet) and found they both seemed to be the same at 0.255" It was a PITA because there are those little relief cuts around the blade but I kept coming up with around the same measurements.
  14. Aaaand the the 6 Grendel is much just a 6 PPC that has been around for may many years before that I have been shooting it since the early 90's
  15. ChuckS is right. I got my 650 in 1995 and it had that style of funnel. They had a plastic insert to fit inside for 9mm so it wouldn't do that. It worked but was a PITA to install and take out when going to another caliber. One Area 2 years ago I brought my 650 w/casefeeder with me and dropped it off at Dillon for a refurb. They replaced the whole case feeder (mine didn't have the metal plate on the side) and I noticed they did away with flat sided funnel and went with a round one which works fine without the insert.
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