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    Haven't been around here in two years, busy...

    Haven't been around here in two years, busy having fun I guess.

    So shortly after this original post two years ago I had another episode of BUE, absolutely discouraging and it fought me the entire...
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    I didn't read V's book, maybe there is a...

    I didn't read V's book, maybe there is a different meaning in his world but 1.6mm and 16tpi are almost the same http://www.newmantools.com/tech/pitchconversions.htm
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    Hi Geo, I was thinking the guy could fix his...

    Hi Geo,

    I was thinking the guy could fix his own next time if I epoxy it. I can't remember how the Barnard pin is held but I think it is epoxy. I have only repaired one Barnard, normally they...
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    Thanks Ian. If a pin isn't available I'll likely...

    Thanks Ian. If a pin isn't available I'll likely end up doing the repair by using an insert epoxied in. Easy for me and it works.
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    Does anyone have contact info for Turk?

    Does anyone have contact info for Turk?
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    Firing pin tip repair

    Musgrave action, basically this is a mauser 98 pin modified enough to consider repairing instead of replacing. The tip broke off at the taper. I believe it was .067" diameter.
    If one were to...
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    A buddy just asked me to repair his firing pin. ...

    A buddy just asked me to repair his firing pin. It is from a Musgrave action [South African] and I believe these pins were made by modifying Mauser 98 pins.
    It looks like the pin in Glenn's pic...
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    Yup. I pre warm the barrelled action and wipe it...

    Yup. I pre warm the barrelled action and wipe it again. Normally use lots of moly extreme hi pressure assembly grease. Best solution I found was to use less grease.
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    I'm sure you would figure it out but when using...

    I'm sure you would figure it out but when using the indicator, height is important due to the fact the pieces are round. If you just run over to the center it will read smaller in diameter if it is...
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    Difficult with wear on your ways. When you need...

    Difficult with wear on your ways. When you need your tail stock in a certain place and fairly well aligned, a test bar is not needed. A dial indicator instead of your cutting tool on the live [or...
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    Just did a 308 with the new oil. It is at least...

    Just did a 308 with the new oil. It is at least as good as what I was using but I think it is a little better. It does seem more harsh on my skin though.
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    I true them as Mike Bryant does, studied his...

    I true them as Mike Bryant does, studied his pics. I was very skeptical at the steady rest install but then surprised at how well it works if you are careful. To help pivot at the chuck when...
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    $66.11 for the gallon jug, tax inc. Hardware...

    $66.11 for the gallon jug, tax inc. Hardware store ordered it in and didn't have to charge extra for shipping. Good thing.
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    Good idea right there. I use a small block of...

    Good idea right there. I use a small block of decent foam to hold my wires but I have to hold the block with one hand. I'll come up with something, maybe a disk of hot glue to hold the wires. ...
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    I went back to it the other day and noted that I...

    I went back to it the other day and noted that I did increase my rpm to 160 already. Slower feed solved some of the bue issue but the barrel steel is terrible. Even taking 10 thou resulted in the...
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    Well I'm going to get different oil but I haven't...

    Well I'm going to get different oil but I haven't done a 50bmg for awhile and couldn't remember if I lowered the speed due to the larger diameter or not so I did.
    I drill and prebore so the material...
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    Built up edge problem

    Need help on this one guys. I managed to get some bue on the shoulder area and a copper penny wont remove it. There is enough bue to effect the finish quality of the shoulder so its got to go. ...
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    I wrap paper towel around the reamer and soak it completely with fluid. Do a search, you should find posts about chatter or noise. Hasn't happened to me in a year I'd guess.
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    I call it dialing in a banana. .010" doesn't...

    I call it dialing in a banana. .010" doesn't bother me but for some reason .020" drives me nuts.
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    The outside dimension means a lot. If a case...

    The outside dimension means a lot. If a case head separation occurs the thrust is calculated by the size of the chamber. I think the .750" bolt diameter to solve the three rings of steel issue is...
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    Often we read posts and have an idea that just...

    Often we read posts and have an idea that just ain't worth bringing up for the sake of more conversation if oyu know what I mean. Regardless, sometimes its a hellofa lot easier to patch the problem...
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    Seems like a lot of hassle Al, just seems like...

    Seems like a lot of hassle Al, just seems like it. Mess it up and then talk about hassle. Good job Enahs.
    "This should work" or "I didn't think it would break" has been uttered by people that did...
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    .006" is more than I want to stretch my brass....

    .006" is more than I want to stretch my brass. This isn't a hunting rifle, it's an F Class competition rifle requiring at least 500 brass. Why are we accepting the fact that brass needs to be...
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    New brass VS zero headspace chamber

    You quessed it, brass is .006" under minimum headspace spec which chamber is made to.
    I'm thinking reshoulder this barrel back .005" and modify shellholder if needed.

    Any thoughts?
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    Reamer Bushing storage

    I really need a new method to store my reamer bushings. I was thinking of a fishing tackle style case with a tiny compartment for each bushing. It would have to be marked to indicate which tenth it...
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