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General Discussion / Northrop Grumman to Acquire Orbital ATK
« on: September 18, 2017, 08:56:48 PM »
Northrop Grumman to Acquire Orbital ATK, ATK was or is the maker of the Alliant Smokless powder products.  Not sure if Alliant was separated from ATK when they split off all the sporting goods products a while back...

Here was the first splitting off of the sporting goods to Vista Outdoors;

Factory 10mm ammo / Underwood Clay testing
« on: September 14, 2017, 08:01:27 PM »
Testing 115, 140, 180 JHP, 200 JHP and 220 HC

General Discussion / Do you feel Lucky? Sig 10mm giveaway.
« on: September 04, 2017, 02:22:51 PM »
ENTER TO WIN A P220 LEGION - 10MM from Sig Sauer giveaway.

You have to create an account on the Sig  website to enter the monthly giveaways...

Best of luck guys!

Canik’s 9x19 mm Product Safety Warning and Severe Duty Upgrade

Century Arms, North America’s premier AK manufacturer, announced today the Canik Product Safety Warning and Severe Duty Upgrade Notice. This notice applies to Canik’s 9x19 mm pistols: TP9SA, TP9SF, TP9SFx, TP9SF Elite, TP9SF Elite-S. Canik’s other products are not subject to this notice. All Canik pistols comply with and exceed current industry and military abusive handling standards. There are no safety concerns with the pistols when used under ordinary conditions.
Canik is committed to continuously improving its product’s performance. Evaluations and tests have shown that repeated abusive dropping of pistols may result in damage to safety features and unintentional discharge.
DANGER: IF ANY FIREARM IS DROPPED INTERNAL PARTS MAY HAVE BEEN DEFORMED, DAMAGED OR DISABLED. The product must be inspected by a qualified gunsmith or returned for inspection after any significant impact.
WARNING: REPEATED IMPACTS TO YOUR PISTOL TO TEST ITS SAFETY FUNCTIONS WILL DAMAGE INTERNAL PARTS, AND VOID ITS WARRANTY. Firearm abusive handling tests can be dangerous and should only be conducted by qualified individuals in controlled environments with proper safety precautions in place. Canik does not recommend that any customer conduct drop tests or other endurance tests before or after this Severe Duty Upgrade.
Canik is committed to manufacturing safe, reliable, innovative and affordable firearms. We are offering a voluntary upgrade to the trigger safety spring and firing pin block spring on the Canik models noted above. This is to further increase the safety of Canik pistols for enhanced drop discharge prevention in heavy/severe duty conditions that are beyond industry standards. The Severe Duty Upgrade does not alter any feature or design of the pistols. Canik will provide all parts and workmanship at no charge, but customers will be responsible for shipping costs.
Steps for upgrading your pistol? Our goal is to have the Severe Duty Upgrade process in place by Friday, September 8, 2017. After this date, please visit for complete instructions on how to receive your Severe Duty Upgrade.

Off topic area / Thoughts and prayers for Texas
« on: August 30, 2017, 07:22:43 AM »
Don't know if any of our forum members were affected by Hurricane Harvey over the last few days as it has really made a serious mess over a large area to include areas of Louisiana.  Knowing first hand the damage from wind and flooding can be we offer prayers for support and hope to getting their lives back together as they pick up the pieces and rebuild. :(

General Discussion / Sierra Bullets acquired by Clarus Corporation...
« on: August 23, 2017, 09:21:52 AM »
Powder Valley INC. posted;
Some surprising news out of Sierra Bullets. I have to say I didn't see this coming.
Sierra Bullets has been acquired by the Clarus Corporation (NASDAQ: CLAR), a diversified holding company with other interests in the outdoor industry. I am excited to tell you about what this means for the future of our company, for you, and for your customers.
With this strategic investment by Clarus, we envision enriching our brand with the introduction of innovative new products and a greatly enhanced marketing initiative designed to support your sales goals. Sierra Bullet’s and Clarus Corporation’s matching organizational values and intense focus on quality will continue our “Tradition of Precision” for another 70 years.
It will be interesting to see how things change over these next several months.

Sierra posted;
Please note: The Sierra Bullets Factory Outlet is open normal business hours today, but will only be accepting cash or check with ID transactions (no credit card sales).

General Discussion / Handloaders Legend powders
« on: August 15, 2017, 12:56:42 PM »
LEGEND brand powders are manufactured in Czech Republic by EXPOLISIA, and are imported and
packaged by Shooters World, LLC.

Info and Loading Data can be found here;

Burn Rate Chart

Reloading 10mm ammo / 10mm snake/rat shot loads
« on: August 11, 2017, 07:46:59 PM »
Starting to work on the 10mm snake/rat  shot loads using 6.8 SPC Rifle Brass.  This requires careful cutting off the neck of the casing with a dremel tool, leaving enough to trim to 1.2725" in length. (this may need to be adjusted)  Why so long some may ask?  These will be reshaped necked down later with the 9x25 Dillon die set. 

Then they will be primed with a Small Rifle or Small Pistol primer either should be fine for this project.  I will load these with Red Dot powder based on the ones I loaded for 40S&W loadings previously.  I'll load 4.0 grains of Red Dot, then cover with two pieces of cardboard disk cut from the primer boxes.  These only need to allow the power to ignite and separate the shot from the powder charge.  They can then blow out of the casing through the neck along with the shot payload.

It is easier to load the powder charge and cover it with the two disk before resizing to create the neck area using the 9x25 Dillon die.  The reason for this necked down type process is two fold. Then the shoulder is sized down enough to properly headspace the casing on the at the end of the chamber and the formed neck sliding inside the truing cone of the barrel like the bullet seated in the 10mm casing.  Making the neck area also allows for more shot in the payload.

Here are some pictures of the casing as cut to length compared to the parent casing.

General Discussion / SIG Sauer Issuing Voluntary Upgrade on P320 Pistols
« on: August 08, 2017, 12:30:02 PM »
SIG Sauer Issuing Voluntary Upgrade on P320 Pistols  this was due to some guns discharging when dropped on the slide frame!

Standard “unload and show clear” costs shooter his hand

Reloading / MOVED: IMR Blue
« on: July 19, 2017, 08:37:41 PM »

Cartridge is from Ammo Manufacture: Grizzly Cartridges 200 grain WFNGC (Texashogman 7 2017)
Ballistics Information: 10mm Auto
Muzzle Velocity: 1250 fps
Muzzle Energy: 693 ft. lbs
Brass Make/Headstamp: Star Line – Brass
Bullet Make/Weight/Construction/Info; Length 0.6400”/Dia. 0.4000”: 200 grain WNFGC
Actual weigh 199.7 grains  Crimp Diameter 0.4000”
MEPLAT 0.3000”
C.O.A.L.: 1.2470” – 1.2500”
Primer: Large Pistol Nickel color
Case: Diameter 0.4220” Crimp Diameter 0.4220” (medium) Length 0.9875”
Powder Description/Positive ID/Type/Charge Weight: LongShot  8.5 grains

"Hard-cast" bullet BNH 20-22  two lube groove (no lube)  with copper gas check

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