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    10-16-2020, 08:02 PM
    I am not stating that the SAAMI chamber is the best for accuracy or even that is what CZ is using. Thats why I recommend a chamber cast. I am using the SAAMI chamber since it an easy too locate print of a 9mm chamber that does show what the actual...
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    10-16-2020, 02:04 AM
    As to who case hardness barrels any of the barrels that are Melonite treated are case hardened. This is getting to be fairly common in both pistols and rifles. Same for Titanium Nitride surface coating that CZ is using on these. That is the same...
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    10-15-2020, 05:46 PM
    If you’re going to use that Lee bulge buster kit the only way you can get it to work on 9 mm is to use a Makaroff factory crimp die instead of a 9 mm factory crimp die. The only difference between 9 x 18 and 9 x 19 is that the 9 x 19 is A tapered...
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    10-15-2020, 05:28 PM
    For me it almost entirely depends on the mould itself. With my Mihec Brass Moulds usually the first 1 or 2 drops may have imperfections. Once the mould is the right temp they run perfect for as long As I can stand to do it. My steel moulds...
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    10-15-2020, 03:13 PM
    The thread size is "8-35" which, is bastard. However I have made several of these from 8-36 NF Screws which are close enough to thread into the hole. Unfortunately 8-36 screws are getting rather scarce and Mc Master-Carr doesn't even list them any...
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    10-15-2020, 02:59 PM
    After reading this entire thread, my solution would be,,, to throw that barrel away, or maybe drive it into a Wall Stud and hang your coat on it,,, and then buy a different one that you could machine to your liking. You've already spent way too...
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    10-14-2020, 11:39 PM
    I would start with a quality chamber cast or pound cast to see how it compares to a SAAMI chamber and what actually needs to be done. That can be found on page 27...
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    10-14-2020, 08:15 PM
    The roll on the front indicates its a blank of some type. Could be a line thrower or some type of actuator.
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    10-14-2020, 02:14 PM
    If the barrel is a CZ Shadows 2 it is not case hardened. Per CZ it is nitride coated. Titanium Nitride (TiN) is a very hard surface coating applied to metals in order to improve the surface...
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    10-14-2020, 12:49 PM
    Making a Mini Foster style slug might work, but I don't think he can do that due to his condition. I have a whole bunch of Lee 175 gr .40 cal boolits I've made, but once you drill out the base they will be down in the 125 gr range and just like...
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    10-14-2020, 01:08 AM
    Are you trying to increase the lead/throat length or increasing the chamber size? Some tight 9mm chambers won't accept .358" diameter bullets due to increased the brass size from the .358" bullet. Not sure we are all using the same terms. ...
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    10-13-2020, 10:00 PM
    The a couple of reasons that a barrel would be that hard is it's Melonite treated, chrome plated or is a machine gun barrel with a Stellite liner. Carbide will cut Melonite treated barrels. Several issues with throating a chamber using a tool post...
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    10-13-2020, 06:45 PM
    CW; This whole Glock Kaboom BS was finally attributed to the Early Federal Cases marked "FC" And FC10 which had insufficient material in the web to run safely in an unsupported chamber. The fix was raising the web higher in the case. The one in...
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check