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Reloading 10mm ammo / Re: 180 grain Longshot loads
« on: January 13, 2018, 07:57:54 AM »
  And the Lee scale does take some getting used to, but is very accurate and results are repeatable.

Yes for the price the Lee scale is accurate.... But I only set the Lee scale up with check weights and then lock it down.
Allows very accurate measure than.
If not for the check weights, I would not use the Lee scale.

Ive run into the other end of things. Using 180gr Reniers HP with 11.3 gr Bluedo

11.3 and a 180 is running hotter than the norm... that may be why

General Discussion / Re: Underwood, any practical experience?
« on: January 04, 2018, 01:19:58 PM »
The Defender round is HOT,  I would have no qualms carrying it for self defense here in a state that does not allow hollowpoints, even for retired law enforcement.

But if under HR218, as retired ,  hollow points are allowed ...

I usu error on the long side ( not past specs for saami ) that functions 100% in the gun

But much also depends on the shape of the bullet so it can feed properly ( exp; flat heads are shorter than round due to needed tipping angle )

Reloading 10mm ammo / Re: Thinking of buying a Lee Pro 1000
« on: December 30, 2017, 07:09:26 AM »
What do you guys recommend for 180 grain and 200 grain projectiles? I've learned that most of you prefer cci primers and starline brass but I'm not sure what to get for the bullets.

For target and normal shooting, Xtreme heavy plated 180 fn 180gr with 10.4gr BDot
XTPs in 180 and 200 with my same Blue Dot load for most else

( *** 200gr and 10.4 BD is over book, test in your gun, be safe and work loads up ***)

Reloading 10mm ammo / Re: Lite loads: How low can you go?
« on: December 29, 2017, 06:06:59 AM »
doesn't have to change the mag.... just the barrel

yes... but 10 boxes to NY by UPS is $25+   :(

I hate shipping at Christmas time... should be free

But yes, ammo is pretty good, Targetsports sell for same price and free for a case

Reloading 10mm ammo / Re: Thinking of buying a Lee Pro 1000
« on: December 19, 2017, 10:42:41 AM »
Really do believe for the Dillion you get every penny you paid in value.

My issue is I have 3 presses running now ( pro1000, 2 LCT ) and my round count for the month is , IMO, to low for the cost.
I now shoot maybe a max of 300 rounds a month...

I think the change over to a high end Dillion pays when you shoot more than 400-500 rounds a month... then your starting to exceed the cost vs time ratio  :)

Reloading 10mm ammo / Re: Thinking of buying a Lee Pro 1000
« on: December 19, 2017, 05:54:52 AM »
Considering getting into reloading. Done some research and this thing if tuned correctly should be able to produce a high volume of 10mm at a reasonable cost. Have any of you used this press? Pros and cons please.

Yes, I have one.... It's works well when it works and is a PIA when it doesn't ... don't recommend it to anyone.
It , for me, ended up as a target round loader  as I don't want to touch any setting for fear it will crap up again.

For people starting out, first I recommend a few of the classic loading books,  After that I tell new loader to get a Lee Classic  Turret.
The LCT can be used as a single press if wanted, is easy to change out dies, and works just fine for most startups ( there are sev kits which include some of the extras )

LCT will turn out rounds fast enough while allowing the new loader to keep track of what is going on

PS.. yes , get a good scale and check weights along with a micrometer

Just may be gun related...
I find the Xtreme heavy plated 180s to be really accurate with BD at 10.4gr ( G20 ) ((same bullet just the heavy plate version ))
Then again wonder if the heavy plated are slightly larger.... what do the 180's you have mic out to?

Factory 10mm ammo / Re: Carry ammo and let's be real
« on: December 10, 2017, 08:17:38 AM »
Still carrying Win STips.... 175gr. in G20
Are they the fastest/most flbs, no but it's a warm+ round and allows 2nd and 3rd hits in quick time.

If I do decide to shoot, I can prob say it's not going to be just one...muscle memory will likely take over... was trained to make the bad guy STOP... and we practiced doubles taps and one head shot

Reloading 10mm ammo / Re: Unique with X-Treme HPCB 180gr bullets
« on: December 06, 2017, 07:22:30 PM »
Have fired some of the factory Sig ammo....pretty good for factory.
But that brass went into the mixed brass bucket and hasn't been reloaded yet.

Can only say that Starline is a nice brass for reloaders as it's malleability is on the high end

that is some spread on the powder weights

Reloading 10mm ammo / Re: Unique with X-Treme HPCB 180gr bullets
« on: December 06, 2017, 06:48:13 AM »

you can get these measurement from new factory ammo to start with ... compare the 'new' brass to all your others.
this is where i got my first measures from.

Or if you need, PM me your address and I'll send you a dozen new Starlines for Christmas  :)

Reloading 10mm ammo / Re: Unique with X-Treme HPCB 180gr bullets
« on: December 05, 2017, 10:30:13 AM »
"generous" is a nice way to said it...

In my G20 (stock ), I've noticed that .432-.4325 expansion is on the low loads for my gun/barrel. Mid range+ loads for me at .433
Highest I've seen is .4335 at book maxes and slightly above. ( never seen a .434 )

Take these same loads in the Sig 220/10mm and I'll only see .425-.427  ( .427 were the hottest comm rounds I could find )

Each gun is different and it takes time to learn what is normal for each.

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