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    Yesterday, 04:55 PM
    Back to the basics it is and as many of you pointed out with 9mm its mostly sizing and swaging down issues :groner: Rechecking everything I found out that my bullets are getting sized down to .355 after seating and before FCD. I'm pretty sure I...
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    10-18-2018, 01:44 PM
    Thats another thing I wanted to check again because a while back I loaded some Lee 358-158-RF over 3gr of HP38 and I didnt shoot too many of these but I think they better then 125-2R and def better then 120-TC (drops at .355 so i need to fix this...
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    10-18-2018, 10:13 AM
    I'll take those two PM to follow. 1 bag of ONCE FIRED, 1OO count, STAR LINE 10mm auto brass $16 1 bag of 100, S&B 10mm auto brass, once fired $15
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    10-17-2018, 02:56 PM
    This is a great video because I was just wondering about COL and how it affects accuracy. Probably more important in rifles but I would imagine it would affect handguns as well. As a matter of fact I have some more 9mm load development to do and COL...
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    10-17-2018, 10:32 AM
    I wrote my quick rant out of frustration as I was trying to figure out what to do next. All I was expecting was few posts telling me to stop whining and get back to work lol. I should have knows better then to think that. Looks like most of us are...
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    10-16-2018, 03:46 PM
    In general I agree with you that rested would have been better. Next time I'm going to try to get to the range early or really late and hopefully i can play on a bench where I can shoot rested but even standing unsupported I could see the difference...
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    10-16-2018, 02:56 PM
    I was just using that as comparison. Its not something that i need to do since most of the time we shoot local steel plate competitions at 10 - 15 yards so its more speed then accuracy. I just think that my guns should be able to do that if I take...
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    10-16-2018, 11:11 AM
    Thank you for all the responses. Looking at everyone's impressive targets now I see that its not the caliber but my rounds that still need work so back to the drawing table. Reading everyone's posts made me reconsider few obvious things i missed and...
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    10-15-2018, 04:55 PM
    I started casting and reloading in 9mm and i went through bunch of powders, projectiles, different COL, crimps etc but i dont think I will ever get it to be as accurate as other calibers. Yesterday i tried new load with 3.8-4.2gr of Vectan GM3 under...
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    10-15-2018, 11:51 AM
    I vote for one of each 5.56 & 300AAC. I shoot FMJs out of 5.56 and cast out of my 300AAC. I think both calibers work better that way. Little 55gr .223 works better with FMJs at those speeds but for 50 or 100 yard plinking I prefer 300 blackout....
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    10-10-2018, 01:21 PM
    I keep looking at those every now and then. Maybe one day I'll get one but it would probably be in 10mm though.
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    10-10-2018, 10:19 AM
    marek313 replied to a thread A day of Retirement in Our Town
    I'm jealous too. Enjoy
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    10-10-2018, 10:14 AM
    I could never find any surplus powders but I recently purchased 2 different Vectan powders GM3 and A0 on sale for $14.50 /0.5kg (about 1.1lb). Ends up around $13/lb and you dont have to buy in large quantities. I got couple to try with free hazmat...
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    10-08-2018, 04:48 PM
    I didnt like results from baking bunch of them all over the place. I still stand my bullets up on non stick foil. Yes its a pain and yes it takes a long time but thats the only way I found to make quality PCed bullets. I found a way to do it in...
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    10-03-2018, 02:53 PM
    Is that really the case or is that just media blowing smoke against CCW again? I cant say that I remember one story where CCW caused issues or got in a way. I'm sure there are cases of stupidity as in everything else but for most part I think CCW...
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    10-03-2018, 11:55 AM
    Hate to see that officer getting shot but love to see CCW citizen help in this situation. Didnt see this story making any major news headlines and its only covered by local news stations. Not surprised either. Nothing to see here move along. Makes...
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    10-03-2018, 11:30 AM
    Lee 401-175-TC is a great mold that many people use and its available from many online stores. I dont have one to offer but you might be better off just ordering a new one. Lee molds arent that expensive.
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    10-02-2018, 04:51 PM
    I just started loading the same Lee 401-175-TC in 40SW and I ended up using 6gr of WSF. Hodgdon website has that listed as 1020ft/s - 33,500PSI. I use that in my RIA 10mm 1911 and it works great for plinking around when I dont want to burn up my...
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    10-02-2018, 02:03 PM
    Thats good to know. Having the same name GM3 for a powder made in two different plants is just asking for trouble. I'm assuming this is why I'm seeing mismatched reports on this powder. Some claim that its about the same burn speed as HP38/W231 but...
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    10-02-2018, 11:20 AM
    As usual I got sucked into no hazmat sale at https://www.natchezss.com. I have a big problem with purchasing new powders that i havent tried yet. I just like to play around with different powders so I keep buying new ones all the time. This time...
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    10-02-2018, 10:34 AM
    marek313 replied to a thread A first for me in Our Town
    Last time I went to my local range I ended up talking to two guys there for a long time. I ended up letting them shoot some of my handguns just so they could see the difference between different guns and their glock 19. We were laughing because...
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    10-02-2018, 10:07 AM
    I'm a Lee fan myself. I have both C and O type single stage, classic turret, and loadmaster. Turret is my favorite and I use it the most. Makes great quality ammo and its very consistent. As long as you have spare square ratchets you can reload for...
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    10-01-2018, 04:25 PM
    marek313 replied to a thread Silver ...is down again in Our Town
    I dont think it has anything to do with our economy. Prices of precious metals are artificially kept low to make our dollar look good. Anything to make $$$ look better. Silver is very heavily used in electronics, solar, batteries, medical etc etc...
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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