can you take a picture of a round doing the plunk test?
agreed. That's why I asked to see a picture of a plunk test. I'd like to see how well it is supported. My reloads are quite a bit hotter than his and I don't have any issues.Can't argue with that. The problem is almost certainly with his reloads. If he continues to have problems with commercial ammo then I would slug the thing and see if he has a problem with his chamber being out of spec and not fully supporting the case.
that "narrow window" is exactly why I stay away from Clays. It gets too spooky too fast. I use Universal and TitegroupAre you paying attention to COAL? How long have you been reloading? If you are new then I would pick a different powder. Such a narrow window with such small charges sounds like a recipe for disaster for a new reloaded. How are you measuring charges?
Edit: You answered most of my questions a minute or two before I hit post. So I assume this load works in other guns?
I hear you and you’re right. I shoot several hundred rounds a week and some matches on the weekend. The matches are “lost brass” and as one of the RSO’s, I get some of it.I have so many 5 gal buckets of 9mm range pickups, I quit picking them up quite a while ago. The only spent 9mm cases I pick up now are to inspect a case when working on a new load.
I will admit though, I haven't been picking them up since before those stepped cases showed up. I would be checking every single case of range pickups these days.
I agree 100 percent. I had a failure this past weekend in an IDPA match. ....didn’t go into battery. All because I’m a cheapskate.A case head kaboom is not the end of the world, but could mess up an all time greatest match, pretty much the only time it is going to surface.
A case head kaboom is not the end of the world, but could mess up an all time greatest match, pretty much the only time it is going to surface.