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Forum: Springfield Armory 06-19-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By DirtyRod
I haven't compared those specific guns but a...

I haven't compared those specific guns but a Champion is a 4" barrel on a standard height frame. Compacts have a 4" barrel with an Officers sized frame so the Compacts are generally about 1/2"...
Forum: Springfield Armory 06-15-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By DirtyRod
Have you shot it yet? After shooting it are there...

Have you shot it yet? After shooting it are there things that you think will help you shoot the gun better and get it on target faster?
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-07-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By DirtyRod
Welcome and congrats.

Welcome and congrats.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-07-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By DirtyRod
I've been shooting both bull and bushing barreled...

I've been shooting both bull and bushing barreled 4" guns for 15 years and I don't see any performance or reliability differences. Personal preference especially in a carry gun.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-07-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,001
Posted By DirtyRod
Most likely the cases are hitting the edge of the...

Most likely the cases are hitting the edge of the ejection port upon ejection. Tuning the ejector or extractor can fix it. Changing the slide speed by using a different weight recoil spring or a...
Forum: Reloading Bench 06-07-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 983
Posted By DirtyRod
I gauge every round. In the 20k rounds I've...

I gauge every round. In the 20k rounds I've loaded I can probably remember 2 issues at the range that were ammo related. I use a 7 round EGW gauge but, if you want something faster, there are 100...
Forum: Reloading Bench 06-06-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 827
Posted By DirtyRod
The 505 is a good scale. Lots of folks loading...

The 505 is a good scale. Lots of folks loading successfully on a 505. Still need the check weights though.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-06-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By DirtyRod
Yup. As long as the brass is clearing the...

Yup. As long as the brass is clearing the ejection port it's all good. If you reload, you don't want to have it bouncing 10-12 feet away so your chasing it all over. The hotter your loads the farther...
Forum: Reloading Bench 06-06-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 827
Posted By DirtyRod
Essential. I've had both beam and electronic...

Essential. I've had both beam and electronic scales from Dillon, RCBS, and others have issues so check weights are the best way to check your scale.
Forum: General Gun Discussion 06-06-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,132
Posted By DirtyRod
I've got a LW Springer Champion with about 65k...

I've got a LW Springer Champion with about 65k rounds through it.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-04-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By DirtyRod
The breech face should be relatively smooth. Not...

The breech face should be relatively smooth. Not a mirror finish by any means but the case should slide up the face without hanging up. SA extractors are not too tightly fitted in my experience and...
Forum: ARs ONLY 06-02-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By DirtyRod
Definitely agree that one length is not...

Definitely agree that one length is not inherently more accurate than the rest. What you get with the extra length is velocity. Depending on your intended use, another 150-200 fps may help based on...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 05-31-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,303
Posted By DirtyRod
The Kimber Pro has a 4" Bull barrel similar to...

The Kimber Pro has a 4" Bull barrel similar to what SA uses in the Champion so if you want 4.25" that's not going to fit the bill. That said, neither are a bad choice as I have them both. LB is a...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 05-24-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,336
Posted By DirtyRod
Ive got both and have carried both but definitely...

Ive got both and have carried both but definitely prefer my alloy guns. It's only 10-12oz but I can tell the difference.
Forum: Reloading Bench 05-18-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By DirtyRod
Doesn't appear to be any left on their site.

Doesn't appear to be any left on their site.
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 05-13-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By DirtyRod
Beats the chicken scratch that I did with my...

Beats the chicken scratch that I did with my dremmel.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-13-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By DirtyRod
Definitely agree. I've got one with over 50k...

Definitely agree. I've got one with over 50k rounds and my wife EMP that ate two in the first 6k as well as several others in between. As someone else suggested, pick up a spare and toss it in the...
Forum: Springfield Armory 05-09-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By DirtyRod
No ammo issues for me even before I started...

No ammo issues for me even before I started reloading. For SD I've used HSTs, Hydrashocks, and all of their variants for over 10 years however I've experimented with 230gr Gold Dots and others and...
Forum: Springfield Armory 05-08-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By DirtyRod
You should charge for this stuff. I've hear...

You should charge for this stuff.

I've hear that all the time too. Right up until I pull out the picture of the steel frame I cracked or the list of broken forged parts. I seem to break them all...
Forum: Springfield Armory 05-07-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By DirtyRod
I was only getting about 6k rounds out of the...

I was only getting about 6k rounds out of the dual spring assembly so I switched to a standard 22lbs spring. Both of my Champion have been great and my LW has over 60k rounds. I use Wilson 47Ds in...
Forum: Springfield Armory 05-07-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By DirtyRod
Not sure I understand the "slide by itself left...

Not sure I understand the "slide by itself left the factory" comment if you only have a Springfield frame but I'd consider $600 on the high side for a parts gun unless there has been work done to it....
Forum: Springfield Armory 04-26-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By DirtyRod
Make sure it moves freely and does not rub the...

Make sure it moves freely and does not rub the opening in the breech face. I assume the rounds with the light strike fired fine the 2nd time and the primers are correctly seated.
Forum: Springfield Armory 04-26-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By DirtyRod
Champions aren't prone to light strikes so I'd...

Champions aren't prone to light strikes so I'd start by making sure the firing pin isn't bent and the firing pin channel isn't clogged up. I assume you cleaned the gun thoroughly, checked to make...
Forum: Kimber 04-25-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By DirtyRod
I've been using the Wolff spring in all my 4"...

I've been using the Wolff spring in all my 4" guns (Champions, Kimber Pro, LB Stinger) and typically get ~2000 rounds out of the spring and occasionally more as SRJim stated. Been using that spring...
Forum: Reloading Bench 04-21-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,308
Posted By DirtyRod
Gotcha. Definitely agree that tweaking the sizing...

Gotcha. Definitely agree that tweaking the sizing die, OAL and/or crimp just a little will probably get them all to drop in. I'd measure and compare the ones that work with the ones that fail the...
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