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    Here's how I do it.

    An excellent machinist might cut things closer than I do, but I oops'd the first time, so I take a conservative approach. Get your reamer drawing and figure out what diameter and depth you can drill...
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    Shotgun and pistol powders are the same thing. ...

    Shotgun and pistol powders are the same thing. Most of those powders are, or can be, used for both.

    Parshal - a rotary tumbler with stainless medium will clean the COW right out. And thanks for...
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    At first I thought that was a .458 Socom, but the...

    At first I thought that was a .458 Socom, but the rim wasn't rebated, then I recall you talking about using .338LM brass as a parent for something like this - is that the case? What sort of powder...
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    ...but I think the first thing is to establish if there's really a problem. There're lots of round actions in competition and critical applications and adding a flat bottom would be an easy thing to...
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    It's hard enough, even if you're already interested

    I've been interested in BR for years. But I've never been in a good position to try it out (until recently). For starters, there just aren't a lot of clubs running matches. I formerly belonged to...
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    While utterly lacking the fine-art value of some...

    While utterly lacking the fine-art value of some of the previous examples, I think the Steyr Scout and some of Cooper's pre-Steyr prototypes fit the bill mighty nicely.

    GsT
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    Do you profile your own barrels? If so, how does...

    Do you profile your own barrels? If so, how does your technique differ when the shaft is scaled down that much?

    Thanks,
    GsT
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    That toolpost needs something in the picture so...

    That toolpost needs something in the picture so we A/B/C guys can see how big an EA is.

    GsT
  9. Thread: tpi to M

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    We're working on it, and will be completely...

    We're working on it, and will be completely metric within six years. At least that's what I was told some 40 years ago...

    GsT
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    Thanks for the response Al! GsT

    Thanks for the response Al!

    GsT
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    Hi Al, Thanks for posting about this - that's...

    Hi Al,

    Thanks for posting about this - that's more to chew on. I am curious though, what makes the tools available today (e.g. a standard chucking reamer) inadequate for this job? Is it just a...
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    I think this is it.

    https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/12/08/farmingdale-mans-elite-shooting-earns-him-his-own-signature-rifle/

    GsT
  13. Thread: friggin' awesome

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    Microsoft will cease supporting Windows 7 in...

    Microsoft will cease supporting Windows 7 in about a month: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/windows/end-of-windows-7-support. That means security patches and the like will no longer be...
  14. Thread: tpi to M

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    You need an adapter. I don't believe there are...

    You need an adapter. I don't believe there are any standard threads that are the completely the same in SAE and metric.

    GsT
  15. Gotcha. Thanks for the response. GsT

    Gotcha. Thanks for the response.

    GsT
  16. Can you elaborate Butch? Do you mean the...

    Can you elaborate Butch? Do you mean the clamping pressure moving the bore, or something else?

    GsT
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    Yes. The Sinclair mandrels will not work. (You...

    Yes. The Sinclair mandrels will not work. (You *could* use one, but you'd be giving up the fine adjustment that makes a pumpkin a pumpkin).

    GsT
  18. Thread: Barrel life

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    Thanks for the link! You've probably cost me...

    Thanks for the link! You've probably cost me $95... I understand the fundamentals of barrel erosion, but my real question was what mechanism made such an abrupt change, rather than a gradual loss...
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    This is fascinating

    I'm intrigued that a barrel would go from great to DOA in the course of a couple of rounds, rather than taper off in performance. Any idea what mechanism would cause such a sudden change? Or is it...
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    I'd certainly suggest calling Browning and...

    I'd certainly suggest calling Browning and politely explaining your results. They probably won't issue a refund, but they may fix your rifle. You're only risking a call...

    GsT
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    Dustcover? Was this printed as a hardback? My...

    Dustcover?

    Was this printed as a hardback? My copy is paperback, and I bought it before anyone cared.

    GsT
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    Just because you see books listed for these...

    Just because you see books listed for these absurd prices, doesn't mean they're actually selling for that. In fact, they're probably not really selling, or they'd print more... I still saw copies...
  23. That's more or less what I envisioned with...

    That's more or less what I envisioned with SkeetLee's post, but your execution of the concept is excellent. Nicely done!

    GsT
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    Happy Birthday Marines!

    Today is the 244th Birthday of our Corps.

    Semper Fi Devil Dogs,

    GsT
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    Whatever you're shooting with (phone, etc.) is...

    Whatever you're shooting with (phone, etc.) is preserving the orientation in the EXIF data. You can clear that data (with appropriate software) or rotate and save the picture with software that will...
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