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  1. The AR Warner company makes one. Make sure that...

    The AR Warner company makes one. Make sure that you get the one that also uses grooving inserts. I use the positive rake cutters. Only about .125" wide and will cut upto a shoulder. Use plenty of...
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    Remember that next on their agenda will be...

    Remember that next on their agenda will be "sniper rifles", which they think of as a scoped accurate rifle. We all know what fits that description.
    Stand together, or fall separately.
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    Back when I was shooting smallbore 3P and 4P as a...

    Back when I was shooting smallbore 3P and 4P as a Junior, the Martini was one of the favored rifles.
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    Try it with an empty case first. The case will...

    Try it with an empty case first. The case will cushion the bolt upon closing and push it back to headspace on the lugs.
  5. Thread: Crowns

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    11 deg. Crown

    There is a theory that was tested that the 11 degree crown works best with the boat tail angle of the Matchking bullets. In all the sniper rifle barrel testing that we have done here, the 11* crown...
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    Back when I was shooting with the state National...

    Back when I was shooting with the state National Guard service rifle team, we played around at 600yards with our 40x .22lr rifles. When we were able to get hits on the 6' square target frame, but the...
  7. We have found in testing military ammo in a...

    We have found in testing military ammo in a Universal Receiver, that we need to have .030"-.039" firing pin protrusion and .020"-.025" firing pin indent in a SAAMI copper for 5.56mm small primer, and...
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    One club I was in tried a 20' hanging tunnel of...

    One club I was in tried a 20' hanging tunnel of old tires, with the muzzle in the opening. This worked well to deaden the blast, but not the sonic crack downrange. With most pistol, .22LR and other...
  9. Thread: Mirage

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    Highpower rifle shooters, who are not allowed to...

    Highpower rifle shooters, who are not allowed to use all the wind flags and pinwheels that are used in benchrest, usually keep the spotting scope focused on the mirage and use it to dope the wind...
  10. Sticky: Bushing thought

    Has anyone tried making the bushing as part of the barrel chambering process? Turn and thread tenon for a close fit to a internal threaded bushing blank. Screw blank on to tenon, using 620 Loctite....
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    Use a cutoff wheel in a Dremel.

    Use a cutoff wheel in a Dremel.
  12. Look at A.R.Warner, they make HSS inserts to fit...

    Look at A.R.Warner, they make HSS inserts to fit carbide holders. https://www.arwarnerco.com/
    I use the TPMC 32 NV inserts.
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    If it will work with the M540 XR I might be...

    If it will work with the M540 XR I might be interested
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    Have you fired any of this over a chronograph to...

    Have you fired any of this over a chronograph to rule out velocity variations?
  15. Get more than one of each size end mill. And have...

    Get more than one of each size end mill. And have spare lathe inserts. For threading check out the HSS inserts from AR Warner. Get a good set of drill bits and taps.
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    Use the HSS cutter at those speeds. You can get...

    Use the HSS cutter at those speeds. You can get HSS inserts from A.R.Warner if you don't want to grind them.
  17. I used to use Nosler Partition bullets back in...

    I used to use Nosler Partition bullets back in the day, a similar design. I was given a box of Barnes "X" bullets to try by Randy Brooks back in 1990 at the SHOT show. I have used nothing else for...
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    Legality

    I wonder what the legal issues are on this? Will BATF consider it a short barreled rifle with just the chamber installed?
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    The M2HB machine gun barrels have the joint...

    The M2HB machine gun barrels have the joint between the chamber and stellite barrel liner at the base of the neck so that the brass seals it.
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    Yes they are the same. The extractors are...

    Yes they are the same. The extractors are different.The 722 uses a rivit and the 700 snaps in.
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    Just go back and skim coat bed after the first...

    Just go back and skim coat bed after the first bedding has a chance to cure. This will take care of any voids and shrinkage of thick areas.
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    Old Idea with USG patents

    The separate chamber idea has been used for years on the M2HB machine gun barrels. The barrel has a separate chamber split just behind the neck roughly on the datum line. There is a rifled stellite...
  23. I believe Terry passed away. Speedy is back in...

    I believe Terry passed away. Speedy is back in Texas with his own shop.
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    Trail Boss

    I was thinking of loading some reduced loads in my .375 H&H using Trail Boss powder and a cheap bullet for plinking and maybe shooting deer. Might be fun to show up some of these yahoos at the range....
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    .375 h&h

    I have a.375 H&H that I built back in 94 to go to Africa. It's around 10 pounds, but it's in a MPI coil-check stock. It gives a straight back recoil. Pillar bedded with a Douglas XX barrel. It shoots...
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