GUN Went out for some Hoppes #9...

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  1. ZCP M3

    ZCP M3 Active Member

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    Came home to see Brian Enos had made a delivery! :run:

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    I ordered a Dillon 550B in 9mm with a 10mm conversion and Dillon carbide dies for both calibers. Here's what was in the boxes.

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    Free 9mm Gold Dot's and 44 Berrys bullets. :coold:

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    More free shit including some holsters, revolver speedloaders, 5 or 6 G22 mags and 3 Wilson Combat 1911 mags. :bowdown:

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    Setup with my RCBS tumbler & scale.

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    First rounds made. 147gr Rainier bullets with 4.3gr of Titegroup & Winchester primers. They all fired fine from my father's P226 Elite.

    Can anyone tell me why they don't have straight case walls? :coolugh:
     
  2. Did you forget to crimp them?
     
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    ZCP M3 Active Member

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    I've got 3k small pistol and 2k large pistol primers handy as well as 1lb of Titegroup and 1lb of HS-6.

    Next on the list is a chronograph to see where my loads stack up in comparison to the 147gr Speer Gold Dots I CCW with.
     
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    ZCP M3 Active Member

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    Nope, had the crimper in the last stage and it removed the bell from the powder station. How far up is the cartridge supposed to go in the crimper?
     
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    I'm guessing your flare die is in too far and starting to collapse them a little?? Ionno, I don't have a Dillon but that'd be my best offhand guess lol

    Nice loot though!! So all that pile o' junk was free stuff????
     
  6. As far as it has to do to ensure the case isn't flared like those are.
     
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    Anything not directly related to the Dillon press or RCBS was free! :bowdown: to Dillon and Brian Enos.
     
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    Gotcha. At first I only noticed the middle of the cases being bulged inwards but now see there's still flare remaining at the top of the case. I'll set it further down and see if anything changes. :o
     
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    WTF, they just tossed in all that shit? That's such a random hodge-podge of stuff...... Did you tell them you shot Glocks/1911's/revolvers/etc?

    I'm laughing my ass off here at the thought of some employee just raiding a warehouse and dumping in all kinds of random gun stuff.

    Soon as I can sell my lathe I'm gonna be giving Mr. Enos a call and rolling a similar setup. I need volume.....
     
  10. texchef

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    case gauge is your friend to spot check. My first ones looked just like that and i had to re-adjust my crimp after case checking.
     
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    Send me some Glock 22 mags :x:
     
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    :rofl: Exactly my thoughts when opening the stuff up. Didn't mention any Glock, let alone the 22. Dont have a 1911 & didn't order the .45ACP reload stuff yet.

    Among the more random items were the 44cal bullets (don't have any .44 guns or order any .44 reloading equip), .30-30 case gauge (WTFLOL), Bianchi speed strips for a .357/.38, and a single Beretta 92FS high-cap mag.

    BEnos is the man though and I am definitely happy with the 550. QUICK caliber changes and since it's my first press I like the fact that I have to index manually as well as seat the bullets and the new cases. Gives me a chance to double-check everything before the next handle pull. :hsd:
     
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    Those bullets passed my 9mm case gauge and the 226 barrel. I just dunno why they are smaller in the middle like that?
     
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    RhaceM3 has first dibs, I'll let ya know though. :wavey:
     
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    sounds like my fenix light fiasco
     
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    Mine were thinner in the middle too. Never tracked down why but they shot fine.
     
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    I'm going to try a few things next time I reload. One will be backing off the powder die a bit to get less case flare. If that isn't causing it, I'll adjust the crimp die down more to see if it smooths things out.
     
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    damn nice setup.
     
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    Thanks man. The credit card took a pretty big hit, especially considering the cost of primers, bullets, etc locally.

    As far as I'm concerned though it's already paying for itself twice over. I'm saving money on the actual ammo and I no longer waste gas driving to 4 WalMarts hunting for ammo! :bowdown:
     
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    :o that's a lot of free shit
     
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    I'm :wackit:ing


    Wilson 47D's? How much you want? :x:
     
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    someone fucked up on the shipping. My cousin ordered $1200 worth of gear from Brian Enos literally 1 week ago and he ordered a Dillon 650 and didn't get any free shit.

    Good shit! lol

    I use a Lee Factory Crimp die in Station 4 and the Die touches the plate, it should go all the way down.

    I also have some wrinkles in my cases here and there, but they are okay, you are fine.

    If my 9mm "Major" ammo (1400fps) will hold up with that casing (8 grains of Sillouhette) you will be fine with your minor power factor ammo.
     
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    Not sure which mags they are, I'll check and let you know.

    I guess I need to make a list of stuff I don't want to keep. I'll let it go to WMD'ers on the cheap. :coold:
     
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    Good to know! Should I have the Dillon crimp die go all the way down or will it make no difference since it isn't a full-length sizing die like the Lee FCD?
     

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