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  1. If you're struggling to shoot sub 1/2" groups,...

    If you're struggling to shoot sub 1/2" groups, and notice that every little pressure you put on the rifle makes a difference ...

    The rifle is good. If it wasn't, your little errors wouldn't be...
  2. Thread: Tapping m6x1.0

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    17-4 ... Or ... A2 ?????????

    17-4 ... Or ... A2 ?????????
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    Is that the one with a 5 axis machining space...

    Is that the one with a 5 axis machining space shuttle engine turbines? I think I have a VHS tape my Dad recorded.
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    There are instructions available to remachine a...

    There are instructions available to remachine a Remington bolt for a magnum extractor, using a common key seat cutter I believe.
  5. Kids^2 × Days^3

    Kids^2 × Days^3
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    The problem, real or imagined, is the lack of...

    The problem, real or imagined, is the lack of solid wood between the recoil lug and magazine well. At the receiver face, like a 700, is maybe better than a mauser or m70. Even mauser put a cross bolt...
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    Where does the value go? To warm the owners...

    Where does the value go? To warm the owners heart.

    Conservation of energy?
  8. Thread: ETD150 Steel

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    416 stainless is commonly used for barrels. Also...

    416 stainless is commonly used for barrels. Also a resulphurized material.

    However, barrels are made from 416R, designating rifle barrel quality. Not necessarily the same as generic material you'd...
  9. Thread: ETD150 Steel

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    'Elevated temperature drawn' raises a red flag...

    'Elevated temperature drawn' raises a red flag for me. Same process, I believe, used to make 'Stressproof', and it's generally not considered to be suitable for high pressure barrels.

    For a...
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    If its octagon all the way to the breech face, no...

    If its octagon all the way to the breech face, no tulip, you can do it in the lathe by shaving it. Would take a lot of patience and maybe some figuring and fabbing to index it.

    A tulip could be...
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    Top right handle on the headstock should have an...

    Top right handle on the headstock should have an airplane and bicycle graphic for direct drive and back gear. In between would be false neutral that makes it easier to spin it by hand.

    I haven't...
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    The feed lever is engaged. Lift it up to...

    The feed lever is engaged. Lift it up to horizontal.
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    Had a friend in high school wanted to make a...

    Had a friend in high school wanted to make a 'sawed off' with conduit that happened to fit a 20 ga. 40 years ago, I'm just assuming he's still alive ...
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    Just how smoothly you can lift it.

    Just how smoothly you can lift it.
  15. Thread: What is this.....

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    The magnet is on the ram of the machine....

    The magnet is on the ram of the machine. Electrically actuated, with green and red buttons. Right next to another pair of green and red buttons that start and stop the machine. No fun at all to grab...
  16. Thread: What is this.....

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    Charmilles D-10 uses those. Probably the other...

    Charmilles D-10 uses those. Probably the other models of that vintage as well.
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    FWIW. my limited experience using bondo to finish...

    FWIW. my limited experience using bondo to finish MDF molds for CF parts.

    Thin layers were always sticky unless I upped the hardener ratio. I was guessing it was because the thin layers didn't...
  18. I'm wondering if turning the shrink fit holders...

    I'm wondering if turning the shrink fit holders down might make the bores open up.

    I might try making extensions and Loctite the cutters in. Maybe add some small setscrews along the flat for good...
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    That was my thought as well. But it would at...

    That was my thought as well. But it would at least get the case pretty close to its final capacity, and create a much larger area of shoulder for headspacing.

    Worth a try, I'd think, if you've got...
  20. Some of the criterion heads I've used don't have...

    Some of the criterion heads I've used don't have the bore for the bar on centerline, and if you install them so the dial reads normal they drag on the heel.

    Really just a problem with small bars....
  21. I'll put in a plug for the kit Mari sells. Rock...

    I'll put in a plug for the kit Mari sells. Rock solid, and repeats better than I could measure dialing between rough and finish passes on multiple parts.

    The metric calibration takes a bit of...
  22. And it's not in your garage, why?

    And it's not in your garage, why?
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    Franklin Mann did the experiments with venting...

    Franklin Mann did the experiments with venting barrels over a hundred years ago. I don't see any point in wasting time replicating it. It does nothing.

    There is a relationship between center of...
  24. If you can cut it off square, chamfering the bore...

    If you can cut it off square, chamfering the bore with a countersink (just break the edge) will let it run true enough on centers.

    Dialing it in and boring them might be a bit better. But you...
  25. Thread: Feinwerkbau aw93

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    My mag catch is wedge shaped as well. No play in...

    My mag catch is wedge shaped as well. No play in the magazines when they're latched in.

    One of them got dropped in gravel, and seemed to work fine after wiping the dirt off on my pant leg. Next...
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