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    Any update? I always go in through Tapatalk and it has not functioned for awhile. Admittedly I have not looked into the issue much, but I made it to an actual computer today and thought I would check in the forum to see if it was solely on my end.
  2. I have been having chronograph issues. At the outdoor club I belong the shooting stations along with the first ten yards past the firing line are covered. With the low light this time of year coupled with the insufficient indoor lighting (for the chrono at least), I am unable to measure anything. I have been looking at a Labradar as it appears to solve the issues I am facing. I will be honest that I have not searched the forum, but I remember a discussion in here somewhere concerning battery packs, but does anyone have any first hand knowledge of these units? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I received a phone call yesterday afternoon that my two tax stamps were in. I loaded up 500 rounds of 45ACP early this morning in anticipation. Today at lunch I went and picked up both suppressors. Hopefully soon I will be able to test the Rugged Obsidian 45 on my FN FNX (with the aforementioned 500 rounds). I also now have added incentive to finish my 300AAC project to try the Rugged Surge. Both were purchased December 23 through my trust and the checks cashed January 30. Both were 249 days from the ATF cashing the check until the stamps were approved. 13 days for the stamps to get to my dealer. I am beyond excited. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. While I haven’t needed any, I was told that the majority of Dillon’s replacement parts were sent free of charge. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Higher volume stuff is all loose in ammo cans. 223 is in 50 cal cans and pistol stuff in 30 cal (45ACP, 380, 9mm). Lower volume revolver is in either 50 or 100 round boxes (Plano, Berry’s, MTM). I would repack my high volume factory the same way as I would always buy in 250 round boxes or larger in bulk. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I have a 550 mounted on an Inline Fabrication quick change base that gives me 2 AKRO bins on a moveable arm above the bullet tray and two AKRO bins on the output side, roller handle, tool rack that mounts to the base behind the press, and the light that drops in the center of the 550 tool head. I have 8 pistol caliber tool heads each with a powder measure and two rifle tool heads with a powder measure that I move when needed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I think the real question is what will be the “new normal” Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Around here I can find projectiles and brass has started to come back. Powder is extremely limited and sporadic. Primers are non existent. I think with Vista getting the Remington ammunition plant running again has helped a lot with ammo supply. The downside is Vista owns Alliant Powder and a good portion of the primer supply and that won’t get freed up for consumers for awhile as they want to keep their plants running and steer people towards factory ammo where their profits are higher. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. So in my case with my new Star Line 300AAC brass, you wouldn’t size them first? I have the pistol loading process figured out (except that I obviously missed a squib load a couple of weeks ago). Have yet to do anything with bottleneck cartridges. Planning on making that my fall project. Suppressors should be in within the next month or so (I hope). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I saw the email about the 5k round combo and couldn’t believe it. I did not see that they upped the price. I have been getting Xtreme bullets through Cabela’s for less than Xtreme’s online price. Free shipping to the store also which is nice. I have some Berry’s, but the xtremes had always been cheaper so I have went that route. I really like the Hornady I picked up for the 44, but they are pretty expensive for punching paper and shooting steel. I was told to look into Speer as a cheaper alternative to the Hornady for the 44, but nothing has been in stock anywhere for a long time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I made it to the range last Saturday with some 45ACP, 44 Magnums, 45 Colts, and .22 long rifles. Unfortunately I also had my first squib load. A friend was shooting my 1911 and he said it felt weird and the following round wouldn’t chamber. I felt horrible, but am thankful the projectile barely made it into the lands so that another round could not have been fired. While mentally unpacking everything as I loaded those rounds last week, I remember having to walk away from the press. That’s the only time I could think of where this would’ve happened. I run a 550 and visually check as I rotate stations. I need to fully process everything through before I step away. As to the Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan. It is a dream to shoot. The gigantic Hogue grip ate up all of the recoil. Night and day difference between it and my 629. You could tell you were shooting a magnum, but it was smooth and non-jarring. Collectively we went through 150 rounds (100 Berry’s flat point and 50 Hornady XTP both over 22grains of IMR-4227) with over 100 through the Alaskan. I think the XTPs shot better than the Berry’s. I am very happy with this one. For the 45 Colt, we shot up 150 rounds of 200 grain coated lead that I could never get to match the sights. We were shooting at a 4” plate at 35 yards and it was fun to see who could get the most hits out of a cylinder using Kentucky windage and elevation. I’m glad I finally burned the last of those up. Then the rimfire and suppressors came out. You never realize how loud steel actually is until you take off your ear protection. Picture is of some Berry flat points that were laying in the grass below the plate rack. I thought they were neat. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. No problem. If you have any questions about it feel free to let me know. It has been one of the best purchases I ever made for the giggle factor alone. I wish I would’ve done it years earlier (I’ve had it for about three years now). The wait is the worst part. I have a Rugged Obsidian 45 and a Rugged Surge 7.62 both in jail. I’m hoping they get released soon as it has been 8 months and I ordered mine about a month after my friend ordered his Mask. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I believe I saw that the FN offering is a licensed Umarex product. For rimfire cans, I have a Dead Air Mask that I love. I have a friend who is a Bergara rep (among other brands) and he and I had a long talk before I bought mine. He was the knowledgeable one and I listened and his case for the Mask was pretty solid. Another friend just received his Mask about a month ago and there were issues with the baffles. Dead Air’s customer service was outstanding and had him turned around and running in a week. My favorite part is the baffle stack can be separated and cleaned in my FART just like brass and they come out looking brand new. I have heard the monocore units can be a pain to clean and I never wanted to deal with the “dip” method. On a pistol, any ammo works on my Charger and 15-22, CCI standard velocity is perfect. I shoot squirrels and woodchucks from within my kitchen and my kids don’t even notice sitting in the next room. Woodchucks have burrowed under my back garage to the point the slab had to be jacked once already. Squirrels chewed up the engine compartment of my wife’s Jeep and did $1k worth of damage. Both get shot on site with no remorse at this point. All of that said, I think from a sound standpoint, they are all pretty good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Minnesota’s black bear season just opened. My cousin and his wife each took one opening day. Another buddy was going this weekend. He had four separate bears and a timber wolf on camera at his bait pile. We had a black bear two years ago destroy the neighbors bird feeders. The kicker is I live in the north end of the Twin Cities. Best anyone can figure is he traveled down the railroad tracks from somewhere north. The county sheriffs handled him (tranquilizer and relocated). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I was pleasantly surprised when I checked online for powder today over lunch. Both Powder Valley and Mid South Shooters had 8# IMR 4227 in stock. Mid South also had CFEBLK and Berry’s 220 grain 300AAC projectiles in stock so they got the order this time. If anyone is curious as to pricing both powders were $30 per pound. Plus the almost $2/per pound hazmat. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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