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by fish
August 30th, 2011, 11:18 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Problems weighing Red Dot powder.
Replies: 8
Views: 3831

Re: Problems weighing Red Dot powder.

I use a combination of techniques as outlined by siliconwolverine and ammosmith on Youtube to make the Lee Perfect Powder measure work reliably with just about any powder. Tapping when dispensing at the bottom of the stroke is critical. See this video around 2:30: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHVp...
by fish
May 25th, 2011, 3:42 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Final Range 116grs.
Replies: 19
Views: 5957

Re: Final Range 116grs.

My thought with lead in polygonal rifling is that the softer lead doesn't 'take and HOLD the shape of' the shallow polygonal rifling and is so instead of spinning it 'mooshes' through the barrel without any spin. Harder lead takes the polygonal form and has enough strength to hold the polygonal shap...
by fish
May 24th, 2011, 1:36 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Final Range 116grs.
Replies: 19
Views: 5957

Re: Final Range 116grs.

I'm running the hard cast Rim Rock 116 grainers. They work fantastically in the polygonal rifling. No leading, fantastic accuracy. Do I recall correctly you were running the softer Rim Rock bullets? That could be another difference in our results. I've run softer 95 grain cast bullets through the CZ...
by fish
May 23rd, 2011, 9:22 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Final Range 116grs.
Replies: 19
Views: 5957

Re: Final Range 116grs.

The Rim Rock bullet doesn't feed reliably in the CZ-82 at any length longer than .955. The other bigger issue IMHO is the use of converted 9mm brass -vs- real Makarov brass. A while back I sized, fire formed, and filled two cases to the rim with powder, one converted the other real Mak. Weighed each...
by fish
May 13th, 2011, 8:15 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: What is the cost of getting started?
Replies: 8
Views: 3457

Re: What is the cost of getting started?

I wrote this about a year or so ago for a friend. The prices may be a little dated. Also, you can go slightly cheaper with the Lee hand press, but I think this gives you a good idea on how to get started reloading and what you'll need. I'm sure others have different opinions on the tools and techniq...
by fish
April 29th, 2011, 10:46 am
Forum: Modifications, Fixes, and Repairs
Topic: Norm's slide stop spring fixed my malfunction
Replies: 0
Views: 1696

Norm's slide stop spring fixed my malfunction

Thanks to Norm for the slide stop spring. My slide was locking open intermittently while I still had rounds in the mag. Not too often, but just enough to be annoying. After 200 rounds with the new spring, I have had zero malfunctions. Now, getting the spring on was not all that easy, but it sure fix...
by fish
April 28th, 2011, 10:47 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Final Range 116grs.
Replies: 19
Views: 5957

Re: Final Range 116grs.

Data point: The chrono data from Buffalo Bore shows the CZ-82 running 43fps faster than the EG Makarov. So interpolating against Frank's work, I may already be above 1000fps in the CZ-82 with 3.7 grains of w231. I don't think I'm going to try 3.8 grains without chrono-ing what I've already done. Ano...
by fish
April 27th, 2011, 7:34 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Final Range 116grs.
Replies: 19
Views: 5957

Re: Final Range 116grs.

I'm using the heaviest aftermarket recoil spring available for the CZ-82, an 18 lb Wolff spring. Stock is 14.5 lbs.

Not so much worried about the 'loss' of the brass from denting, just reading all the signs available since I don't have a chrono. Seems I'm getting some wicked high slide velocity.
by fish
April 26th, 2011, 10:54 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Final Range 116grs.
Replies: 19
Views: 5957

Re: Final Range 116grs.

I thought Luger brass was thicker around the head and reduced case volume compared to true Mak brass. The consistent dent I am getting just below the mouth on my cases is definately the top edge of the extractor at the ejection port. It matches right up. The case is hitting the ejector with such for...
by fish
April 26th, 2011, 11:08 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Final Range 116grs.
Replies: 19
Views: 5957

Re: Final Range 116grs.

I've been working with the 116 grain Rim Rock hard cast bullets in my CZ-82. I am using cut down 9mm Luger brass. I worked up to 3.7 grains of w231 following in Frank's footsteps. I am having to load the 116 grain Rim Rock bullet to .955 to function properly in the CZ-82. They come out VERY accurate...
by fish
April 18th, 2011, 10:32 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Good load for P64
Replies: 5
Views: 2532

Re: Good load for P64

That's very close to my plinking load - I've settled on 3.7 grains of w231 behind a 95 grain cast bullet.

I use the Norm Sutton pet load of 4.0 grains w231 behind a 95 grain cast bullet for social work. It's hot but not too hot for the P64.
by fish
April 7th, 2011, 9:54 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: field stripping a bear
Replies: 26
Views: 5088

Re: field stripping a bear

See this youtube video at 8:20 - this was an epiphany for me in re-assembly!

http://www.youtube.com/user/thenagantma ... 9xu7rch-pE

The slide stop lever likes to work its way down and out to where the slide binds on it during re-assembly. This video does an excellent job of explaining it.
by fish
March 28th, 2011, 11:18 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: "Helpful" advice.
Replies: 12
Views: 3002

Re: "Helpful" advice.

Had a membership there, let it lapse about a year ago. Friendly atmosphere and safety conscious, almost the exact opposite of the death trap known at "Target World" down in Cincy. I'll probably re-up my VRA membership again in the fall, for the meantime just paying by the hour. Never really had a pr...
by fish
March 28th, 2011, 10:29 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: "Helpful" advice.
Replies: 12
Views: 3002

Re: "Helpful" advice.

Vandalia?
by fish
March 1st, 2011, 10:48 am
Forum: General P-64 Discussion
Topic: Interest in a new manufacture safety?
Replies: 18
Views: 4155

Re: Interest in a new manufacture safety?

I'd go $35 or so just to have a spare lying around....