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Forum: Ruger 07-31-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By DesertRat9
Thanks. All fixed. My memory is getting bad!...

Thanks. All fixed. My memory is getting bad! Maybe I need some of those memory pills, 'kept I can't remember what they're called.
Forum: Ruger 07-31-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By DesertRat9
Ambi safety removal

This question has been asked many, many times. But I need to ask again, specifically about a Ruger Custom Shop 1911. I want to remove the left side ambi safety. Slide is off and gun cocked. Safety...
Forum: Reloading Bench 07-30-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,628
Posted By DesertRat9
I load on an RCBS Pro2000 (long out of...

I load on an RCBS Pro2000 (long out of production). I use RCBS dies for 45 ACP, 45 Colt, 44SPL and 38 SPL. I am happy with my loads. Recently I bought RCBS 9 mm dies and shell plate from RCBS...
Forum: Reloading Bench 07-30-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,287
Posted By DesertRat9
That's been my experience. I started loading...

That's been my experience. I started loading maybe 10 or 11 years ago with an RCBS Rock Chucker, loading 38 SPL and 45 ACP. I fairly quickly graduated to a progressive and load 45 ACP, 45 Colt, 44...
Forum: Reloading Bench 07-30-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By DesertRat9
Bingo! I always start near the minimum. And I...

Bingo! I always start near the minimum. And I like light loads, near the minimum. I can't recall ever measuring MV that is similar to the manuals even with the same OAL and charge weight.
Forum: Reloading Bench 07-30-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By DesertRat9
Not exactly. I am just commenting on what I see...

Not exactly. I am just commenting on what I see in the manuals. They don't report all 149 powders in the latest powder relative speed chart, just typically 10 to 15 powders. Of course the spread in...
Forum: Reloading Bench 07-30-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,287
Posted By DesertRat9
Now that is an interesting explanation. I could...

Now that is an interesting explanation. I could estimate the barrel natural frequency from its geometry but I'd have to know the real powder burn rate to see its driving frequency, and make the...
Forum: Reloading Bench 07-30-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,861
Posted By DesertRat9
No we don't. We complain about the components...

No we don't. We complain about the components being not available.
Forum: Reloading Bench 07-30-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By DesertRat9
Burn rate and bullet weight and shape

The load data in loading manuals (I use Speer and Lyman, plus other powder manufacturer specific sources) provides load data across the spectrum of powder burn rates. So I figured you can always find...
Forum: Reloading Bench 07-30-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,287
Posted By DesertRat9
Powder and Accuracy

Reading up on powders and loads in various forums folks claim this powder or that powder is more accurate. I don't understand why. I always figured accuracy was driven by muzzle velocity, all other...
Forum: Ruger 02-14-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By DesertRat9
Update. The slide stop backed out several more...

Update. The slide stop backed out several more times in the first 200 rounds. I discovered the plunger was hanging up, inside the plunger tube. I used a 5/64 bit to very lightly clean the inside....
Forum: Ruger 02-02-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By DesertRat9
Comp 1911 First Report

Just bought Model 6776 Dan Koenig Competition in 45 ACP, after reading several reviews and fondling/dry firing at a local shop during a couple of visits. Field stripped it and wiped down, then light...
Forum: Ruger 02-01-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,120
Posted By DesertRat9
I bought Model 6776. It's got Custom Shop all...

I bought Model 6776. It's got Custom Shop all over it, but who knows. Paid $1600 at my local shop. Bud's has it for $1588. Saw two on GB for $1750 and $1521 (wonder about that last one; my FFL tells...
Forum: Ruger 01-31-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,120
Posted By DesertRat9
Competition SR1911

Considering the SR1911 Competition in 45 ACP. I fondled one and did some dry firing at a local shop. The slide and barrel/bushing are very tight, no perceptible movement. Trigger is crisp, with short...
Forum: Ruger 01-31-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,048
Posted By DesertRat9
I use white and gray Scotch-Brite with a tiny bit...

I use white and gray Scotch-Brite with a tiny bit of oil. Very light pressure, rubbing in one direction only. Good thing to do while watching an epic defensive struggle football game. Small...
Forum: Ed Brown 01-31-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By DesertRat9
Thank you

Thank you
Forum: Ed Brown 01-30-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By DesertRat9
Trigger pull and recoil spring

Does anyone know the trigger weight and recoil spring used in the Kobra Carry and also the Executive Elite?
Forum: Ammo Can 01-30-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By DesertRat9
I think the rotational moment of inertia is...

I think the rotational moment of inertia is higher for the SWC than for the RN, if both are lead. I didn't do the integration but based on cross section it looks that way. So SWC is more stable...
Forum: Ammo Can 01-25-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By DesertRat9
SWC vs RN aerodynamics

From reading this forum and others it seems the preponderance of experience is the SWC are more accurate than RN for same bullet weight. 1911 rounds are subsonic. SWC in general have lower BC than...
Forum: Reloading Bench 01-19-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By DesertRat9
Same Powder Same Bullet Weight Different Results

I load Missouri Bullet 200 gr LSWC (with their coating) with 4.0 gr Titegroup for shooting in my Colt GCT with a 14 lb recoil spring (Colt recommends that for lighter loads). OAL averages 1.236. Gun...
Forum: Reloading Bench 01-19-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,786
Posted By DesertRat9
https://i.imgur.com/DslkGcr.jpg I built my...

https://i.imgur.com/DslkGcr.jpg

I built my bench years ago using Stanley's and HD lumber. Cost me maybe $30. Thing is stout. Press is RCBS Pro2000. Rock Chucker retired to garage cabinet. Powder...
Forum: Reloading Bench 01-19-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,395
Posted By DesertRat9
I've loaded 1000's of 45 ACP0 with CCI primers. I...

I've loaded 1000's of 45 ACP0 with CCI primers. I can't recall ever having a primer problem. I know people who won't touch 'em, but that isn't my experience.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-18-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,117
Posted By DesertRat9
Found the True Radius fixture website. It...

Found the True Radius fixture website. It includes a drawing of the geometry. Now it makes sense.

One of the panelists on the modcast commented that he has had a life long problem with flinch, and...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-17-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,117
Posted By DesertRat9
Thanks jglenn. The explanation sounds pretty...

Thanks jglenn. The explanation sounds pretty clear. I think I need to experience it to really understand it. Like you said, everyone knows what a crisp break is. All my 1911s are very crisp. We have...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-17-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,117
Posted By DesertRat9
Rolling trigger break versus crisp break

I came across a modcast discussion re: rolling trigger break versus crisp break for 1911s. The modcast participants didn't explain it, apparently the target audience being serious gunsmiths. I don't...
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