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Offline Wobbly

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Member Templates: Read This First
« on: May 01, 2016, 06:42:25 PM »
Welcome Aboard !!

The Ground Rules
The prime objective of the Ammo & Handloading sub-forum is to help shooters, like yourself, make the most of their CZ firearms. We have a whole host of regulars who generously give of their time to help YOU with YOUR CZ firearm and ammunition issues. Here are some helpful ideas to keep in mind...

► Be inquisitive. The only "stupid questions" are the ones that didn't get asked.

► Be polite. YOU have the problem. WE are volunteering to help. If you don't like the response, then please ask more questions. But DO NOT shoot the messenger!

► Be civil. Please keep it focused on ideas, and not people.

► Be mature. In the process of helping you, you may get corrected. This is intended to be a critique of your process. Who you are and what actions you have taken are 2 separate things.

► Be patient. Un-learning bad habits or un-true assumptions can be difficult. Learning is always hard, but in the end you'll become a better shooter and reloader. In some cases this may take more than a week. Hang in there !! You can speed things up with information.

► Be clean. Unlike other web sites you may have visited, we have a Very Low Tolerance for foul or abusive language, or arguing.

Getting Started
A lot of reloading issues experienced by new CZ pistol owners can be easily solved by simply learning about more advanced reloading techniques than what you've previously used. We have a full library of hints and techniques you should read first. You can easily access more reloading information by Clicking Right Here.

Member Request Format
Your initial post should contain the following minimum information. Cut and paste the following into your post if you want, but we usually need all this information. In the brackets to the right are example answers.

Firearm
• My CZ pistol/rifle model is:  [example... SP-01 Tactical]
• The caliber of my CZ is:  [9mm]
• My CZ has the following changes:  [8# hammer spring, CGW hammer]
• I use this CZ in the following ways:  [IPSC competition, general plinking, carry or SD]
• I want ammo accurate at:  [25 feet at power factor 130]

Components
• I've been reloading for months/years:  [Just started, 500 rounds completed]
• Fully describe the maker, weight, and type bullet:  [Berry 124gr HBRN]
• Powder (brand name and load range):  [Winchester 231, usually between 3.8gr to 4.3gr]
• Primer:  [Winchester SPP]
• My Cartridge Over-All Length is:  [aiming at 1.125", with results from 1.123 to 1.133]
Or, if your issue is with Factory ammo, just plainly state what it is  [Federal 124gr FMJ #15237]

Reloading Equipment
• Press brand and type:  [Lee Classic 3-Position Turret]
• Dies:  [Lee 3-die set]
• Scale:  [digital Wombat 2000]
• Powder Measure:  [Lee Auto-Drum]
• Do you have access to a chronograph ?  [Y/N]

Other Info
• Exactly what is your load data and where did you get it ?  [W231 3.8-4.6gr from Hodgdon web site]
• What load manual do you use ?  [Lyman #48, hardbound with the nude centerfold]
• Where are you located ? Is your locale in your profile ?  Why not ? [North Florida]

Problem Area
• A detailed explanation of the problem you're experiencing. Please try to be concise. State facts.
[About every tenth shot my gun fails to go into battery. When this happens the slide is jammed and very hard to open. The round is jammed halfway into the chamber.]


Help us help you! You may not understand why we need this information, but often times the equipment or components behind the ammunition create the issue that only shows up in the gun. So rather than find out 3 weeks later that your issue is caused by a known problem, we'd rather know up-front and diagnose it quickly for you.


As was said at the beginning... Help us help you.

Welcome  ;)
« Last Edit: May 22, 2019, 02:22:04 PM by Wobbly »
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Re: New Members Read This First
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 04:50:42 PM »
• Template for Load Reports

We welcome information developed during your incremental load testing. Especially with new powders or calibers. Before starting a new thread, do a SEARCH and make sure there isn't already a thread on that powder. It really helps others to have all the load data on a particular powder in a single thread. Do this even if you get a warning about being an older thread.

Thread naming convention...  [Maker] [Powder Name] powder   e.g. "Alliant Sport Pistol powder"

Your post should contain at a minimum the following information. Cut and paste the following into your post if you want, but we usually want/need all this information to establish a complete report. In the brackets to the right are example answers.

Caliber:  [9x19 Luger]
Bullets:  [Precision Delta 124gr JHP]
Brass:  [Mixed]
Powder:  [Alliant BE-86]
Max Velocity:  [1175]fps
Primer:  [Federal Small Pistol]
OAL:  [1.110"]
Pistol:  [SP-01 Tac]
Qty:  [10 rounds each, slow fired]
Weather:  [70F and highly overcast]
Chrono:  [ProChrono]

Load      Avg Vel           SD
4.7gr          995              13
4.8           1033              11
4.9           1053              10
5.0           1071              14
5.1           1093              14

NOTES  [Insights like the following are always appreciated]
• Metered very well due to small grain size
• Burned remarkably clean, even at 4.7gr
• Attribute the low SD numbers to the powder and not my reloading technique
• Recommend 4.9gr for competition and 4.9-5.0gr for general plinking
• At ~4.9gr the sights were aimed true for 50 foot targets


Thanks !  ;)
« Last Edit: March 14, 2018, 08:12:46 AM by Wobbly »
In God we trust; On 'Starting Load' we rely.

Immature reloaders ask: What's wrong with this gun?
Mature reloaders ask: What did I do wrong