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Western Powders is offering a complete reloading guide. Typically these manuals also include data on Accurate Powders.

This is a "special offer" I received via email.

I have a little different perspective.  It has been all I could do to learn to pull the trigger without moving the gun.  Most of the time.  I've been tempted to get in to handloading ammo, but I have seen from reading your posts how much one must learn and how many steps there are and how many variables there are and decided I couldn't learn how to become an expert during my remaining lifetime!!  So I continue to pay a premium for specialty ammo and use the time I could spend on reloading on videography and the grand kids. 

But I still enjoy reading about the details here and pretending I understand what you all are trying to accomplish!!   :) :)

CZ SP-01 and variants / Re: Welcome to Club SP-01
« Last post by eagle-eye on Today at 01:02:44 PM »
I picked up an SP-01 Tactical yesterday. It's a 2018 model, Urban Gray, suppressor ready, night sights. I had read about them and seen some YouTube vids was impressed with all I saw.
I got to the range this morning. I 3 kinds of ammo, S&B, Blazer Brass, and mystery ammo that the range shop sells. All were 115gr FMJ. The pistol fed, shot and ejected all perfectly. Accuracy was very impressive, would have been a lot better if a better shooter was shooting it. Recoil is very light too. For a full sized steel gun it shoots really soft. I like the tall sights, they were easy to use.
All in all, it is a very impressive pistol. This one is going to replace my 75D Compact as my favorite shooter, but just a little.
Some people here suggest shooting 500 to 600 rounds through it and that will do a lot towards smoothing it out.  Just wearing off the factory/rough surfaces some by firing it.

That's good advice but I put 700+ rounds through my P-01 and it didn't really help. I don't know why. I polished the internals and installed a Cajun Short Reset kit. Those things made a big difference. I wasn't willing to wait until I'd put, I dunno, maybe 3 or 4 thousand rounds through it to make it more comfortable to shoot.

This is usually the case.  CZs these days seem to com super gritty. The 75 series action though seems to stack less.  Unless you tear down and polish well, it’s hard to get a smooth trigger pull.  75 series is a challenge because the sear cage with decocker is a bit of a bear especially reassembly.
CZF RIMFIRES / Re: New CZ 457 American
« Last post by JAS on Today at 12:59:59 PM »
I'm not familiar with the 457 rifles, my 452 Lux has a forend screw and tension there can be adjusted. If the 40 grained bullets are a priority you might try some positive forend pressure (I'm assuming your rifle is free floated) and see if it settles down. Of course that's going to effects how the 30 grain loads are shooting.

The American doesn't have that feature but you got me thinking. SO, I went and checked the action bolts and the front one was only like 10 in/lbs!  It had come loose. It's possible that the extra recoil of the 40 grain rounds were moving the barrel slightly in the vertical because of that.

Now, action bolts torque specs are all over the map on the net. I finally found a video on CZ's YouTube site about changing stocks - 457 specific.  The guy torqued the bolts to 31 in/lbs. I used 30 for margin of error.  Back to the range next week to check on things. Will update soon.

Here's the video:



Chef1515--If the 147 and 150 gr ammunition chambers OK per Wobbly's plunk check above, then shoot it in your pistol.  Then buy some 124 or 115 gr FMJ (full metal jacket) ammo, or example Federal or Remington UMC and try those.  You will see a difference in where the groups from one ammo hit the target compared to your aim point.  The heavier rounds like 147 and 150 will usually hit the target a few inches higher than the lighter 115 and 124 gr ammunition.  This is because the recoil and velocities are different.  They will feel different to you as you shoot them also, with the heavier ammo feeling a little softer to shoot than the 115, for example. 

When you find some ammunition that you like and which is readily available and not too expensive, stay with it while you learn to shoot well and become comfortable with the pistol.  If you change ammo often, you will never be sure if the groups on the target are moving because of what you are doing, or because of the change in ammunition. 

So, just be very careful and be safe and cautious, take your time, enjoy every shot, learn something from every shot, and don't get frustrated.  Shooting a pistol well requires attention to detail and consistency.  Usually the pistol and the ammunition are consistent and repeatable, and it is the shooter that has changed something when the shooter sees variations in the results. 

We were all new shooters once. 

New Members / Re: New Member From Wisconsin
« Last post by jmacman2005 on Today at 12:50:56 PM »
Welcome from Louisiana
New Members / Re: New User, New Shadow 2
« Last post by jmacman2005 on Today at 12:49:47 PM »
Welcome from Louisiana
CZ Scorpion EVO / Re: 922 R question
« Last post by Ferguson191919 on Today at 12:49:35 PM »
The carbine version already has the legal maximum amount of foreign parts to qualify as 922r compliant. Get your stamp and chop the barrel, good to go. Be sure to insert nothing but US made mags in it if you want to stay compliant.

just ordered it, thank you!
General Discussion / Re: Quality issues on new CZs
« Last post by Midnight Hour on Today at 12:40:44 PM »
If you've never had to send a gun back you are the LUCKIEST gun owner in existence. I've sent Sigs, S&W's, Springfields, Walthers, and CZ's back. To their credit CZ is the only one who fixed the issues right the first time. The others all made 2-3 trips before they were right. I'll never own another Walther after my experience with them.
Seems odd to have a hollow point issue on 2 different models but not impossible I suppose. My 7 CZ's feed anything I feed them so if these guns have these feed issues the prudent thing to do is send them back and let them make whatever repairs are needed under warranty. That's why things have warranties.
Ditto with what PARRABELLUM said.

If you have a "stupid amount of guns for no apparent reason" and you've never had to send any of them in for anything and assuming you shoot them all regularly then you are incredibly lucky. It looks like things have now finally caught up with you, it's just too bad that it had to be with CZ, a brand that is normally known for quality and reliability.

However, in defense of the OP I have been noticing some quality issues lately with some other manufacturers and it may be that in a rush to put out guns and ammo during these turbulent times the QC may not be as good as it used to be and CZ may not be immune from this trend.
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