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    only Al would grind the tang off of taper shank drills!

    As thick headed as you are, Al,,,,, I wouldn't expect you would "get it". I chamber with a floating holder of my own design that I made right here in the shop. I pulled previous experience and...
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    With all due respect, Mr. Walley,,,,,,,,,, if...

    With all due respect, Mr. Walley,,,,,,,,,, if I've only learned one thing in my 43yrs as a job shop machinist, it's that if you work inside of a 'bubble', where there's no outside in-put from other...
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    All the tricks and gimmicks one might find aren't...

    All the tricks and gimmicks one might find aren't gonna make a 'better' chamber. Good machine practice and attention to detail are what is required. There is no 'best way'. The best way is the one...
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    I caught most of that "presser" on Rush L.s'...

    I caught most of that "presser" on Rush L.s' show, on the radio. I shut-off the compressor so I wouldn't miss any of it. He, pretty much, "took them boys to school". Most of the news media is now...
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    nitriding a Rem. 700 Bolt

    I'd only send a bolt to be treated if the handle was welded on. I don't know the melting point of the stuff Remington uses, but I do not be interested in getting 'pieces' back instead of a bolt with...
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    About 10 yrs ago, or so, I stumbled upon a...

    About 10 yrs ago, or so, I stumbled upon a 'dedicated chambering machine' manufactured by who else , but Pratt & Whitney. It was a specialized turret lathe complete with provisions for a 'muzzle...
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    Probably no one left at the 'old' South Bend. One...

    Probably no one left at the 'old' South Bend. One of my Uncles was an engineer at a Bendix plant, located in South Bend, Indiana. He worked there for 30+yrs. and retired 20yrs ago. Last time I...
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    Yes, and then it gets used in a chamber that was...

    Yes, and then it gets used in a chamber that was chambered with a reamer that has a 'custom' neck size. Cut the chamber on your 'hunting rifle' with a reamer with a 'custom' neck and you may...
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    I think you are absolutely correct, Butch!

    I think you are absolutely correct, Butch!
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    I'll neck a case down, not a big fan of necking...

    I'll neck a case down, not a big fan of necking up. What a way to complicate a 'hunting rifle', having to make cases, have necks ground on reamers. I'd keep it simple.
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    Bullet for bullet

    the .284 has 100 to 150fps+ over the 7mm/08. The next consideration is brass. Hornaday is now making 7mm/08 as well as Lapua. A guy might get lucky and find a bag or two of Win. or Rem. if he...
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    Any "real" gunsmith pays very close attention to...

    Any "real" gunsmith pays very close attention to his tools. When he feels a tool needs to be re-sharpened, he sends it off to his favorite reamer maker and has it sharpened,,,, simple as that. His...
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    Put a 'crappy' barrel/barrel job on a Borden or...

    Put a 'crappy' barrel/barrel job on a Borden or Bat and it won't shoot either. Over the past 10yrs or so I've used quit a few MRC short and long actions for big game and varmint rifles without...
  14. Just BR folks? I build a lot of varmint rifles....

    Just BR folks? I build a lot of varmint rifles. I've taken to "going to the source", even if Brownells has it 'in-stock'. They're (Brownells) acting like WalMart or MidWay, always trying to 'nickel...
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    carbide speed

    Your 'impression' is correct, C. Running too slow with too light a feed will give a poor finish, where as higher speeds and feeds will leave a much better finish. When you're left with a poor finish...
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    Is your bar made of steel or is it carbide? Are...

    Is your bar made of steel or is it carbide? Are you using inserts? Are the inserts positive rake or negative rake? For those small bars carbide wins hands down, every time. Whether your bar is...
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    nice little machines

    While I was in gunsmith school, 25+ yrs ago, I chambered 4 of my 5 required barrels on a SB H10. Easy little lathes to operate. I already had 17 yrs of machining experience before that, so it came...
  18. Thread: 6mm ackley

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    Not a Criticism

    Just for informational purposes,,,,, C.O.L. = cartridge overall length, which would include the seated bullet. Maximum length of the cartridge case is what you wanted to know, which has already been...
  19. Thread: 6mm ackley

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    That is a very general question. With what bullet...

    That is a very general question. With what bullet seated? 107g SMKs won't fit, not even with an extended box installed. 80g-87g Hornaday varmint bullets will, just barely.
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    He's looking for that 'custom kit' gun.

    He's looking for that 'custom kit' gun.
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    ^^^^^^^ Who made the tool? I've noticed some...

    ^^^^^^^ Who made the tool? I've noticed some makes are much worse at this condition than others.
  22. After machining for 40+ yrs a guy is bound to...

    After machining for 40+ yrs a guy is bound to learn a few things IF he keeps his eyes (and mind) open. 17 of those 40yrs were spent in my own shop working for customers that just kept coming back for...
  23. Pete, don't be fooled by how things "appear"....

    Pete, don't be fooled by how things "appear". Yes, rigidity and HP are a plus when doing heavy work. But there is no reason a guy can't do good work (turning, drilling, parting-off) using a 10"-12"-...
  24. Yep! Al has "fought 'em to a standstill" and "got...

    Yep! Al has "fought 'em to a standstill" and "got 'em licked"! That's why he started this thread, because he "found a new way to be hard on his lathe". Yes,, it is funny to read some of the posts...
  25. Thread: 223 ai

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    .007" is might ridiculous,,,, P.O. Ackley only...

    .007" is might ridiculous,,,, P.O. Ackley only recommends "approximately .004" crush. (referencing page 155 of "Handbook For Shooters and Reloaders" Volume 1)
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