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    +1 on this. The cast iron Bald Eagle is perfectly...

    +1 on this. The cast iron Bald Eagle is perfectly adequate to start.

    Be sure to get some wind flags. Bench rest shooters are quite willing to share with others, especially new shooters. However,...
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    Seems Allan used both methods to join the firing...

    Seems Allan used both methods to join the firing pin shaft and cocking piece. On my Hall-S, there are two 1/16th" hex heads, one to secure the firing pin and the other on top of it to lock the first....
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    Thx Dusty. OK, I see a hole on the cocking piece....

    Thx Dusty. OK, I see a hole on the cocking piece. The pin isn't visible, but I guess it must be recessed a bit in the hole, so I can use my driver to knock it out. Does the spring need to be...
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    Disassembling a Hall bolt completely

    Not just removing the firing pin assbly; I have the tool for that. Rather taking the shroud, firing pin, spring etc apart. I have a Hall M which has been used very little. It seems to shoot...
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    Initially, I thought that the imperfection was...

    Initially, I thought that the imperfection was trivial, but 3 successive barrels showed the tendency to produce slotted groups along the path of movement. I realize this could be an ignition problem,...
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    I tested this a long time ago by using layers of...

    I tested this a long time ago by using layers of tape, and it did improve the situation. The x-hair movement was much less. The gun is right at 10.5 lbs though (very slightly under), so I can't add...
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    Bending a stock?

    I have an old Lee Six stock which has a slight bend on the butt...something like "cast-off" on a shotgun stock. It does not ride the bags quite right having a right to left movement as the gun is...
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    Matter Resolved

    Well after some time, Savage did the right thing. Rather than replace the barrel, they just replaced the entire rifle. It was disconcerting that it took so long and required several calls and emails,...
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    Thx, Wilbur, I appreciate that. My intention was...

    Thx, Wilbur, I appreciate that. My intention was never to bad mouth a manufacturer. A little time is needed to reach a responsible person over there. I'm sure they'll do the right thing once they...
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    That sounds about right. I edited the first post...

    That sounds about right. I edited the first post to show the case shoulders better. I'm hoping to get a few more replies along the lines of what would be required to fix this. I want to have a...
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    RESOLVED: Defective chamber...

    RESOLVED: this issue has been resolved, please see the end of the post for the story.

    My brother recently bought a new Savage model 12 in 300 WSM. When we fired it, the cases showed a serious...
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    As others have said, the click numbers are...

    As others have said, the click numbers are relative. I have a Jones measure and plotted several powders on graph paper; clicks on the vertical and grains on the horizontal starting lower than case...
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    Wilbur, I know just enough to get myself in...

    Wilbur, I know just enough to get myself in trouble. :cool:
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    The brass is really unusual! The story I heard...

    The brass is really unusual! The story I heard was that someone, maybe Seeley Masker, wanted to see if there was an "American" answer to the then new .220 Russian cases. Someone prevailed on Federal...
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    Hmmm, called Widden. They said if the base has...

    Hmmm, called Widden. They said if the base has expanded to the point where it's extracting hard, clicking etc, then the brass is probably not going to be restored no matter how much the base is...
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    You do nice work, Lee. I have to practice...

    You do nice work, Lee. I have to practice everything at least 3x before I'm satisfied. Pillar bedded at least 10, but just now getting the kinks worked out. I talked to TM today. He isn't cheap, but...
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    Got a bit of insight from searches, a previous...

    Got a bit of insight from searches, a previous post here and Boyd's PM (yes, I do read them). When I started shooting competition 25 years ago, many shooters were just using Wilson dies with neck...
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    More on the "click"

    In Boyer's book, he says that when his cases begin to "click" on extraction, he discards them. As I understand, the "click" is caused by case head expansion which has increased enough to cause...
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    Almost looks like my brother's farm...

    Almost looks like my brother's farm buildings...except for the long tunnel coming off the shed :p He put his range outdoors. I'll have to send him these pix so he can think about his future indoor...
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    I did briefly try the auto-painters...the ones I...

    I did briefly try the auto-painters...the ones I talked to weren't interested. I'll have to check out the motorcycle shops.
    Landy, thx for the pix. Was that first one molded in color from McMillan,...
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    Thx for the replies. Wilbur hit my worry exactly....

    Thx for the replies. Wilbur hit my worry exactly. I like to work on guns, am pretty bold, and have pillar bedded a number of stocks...which turned out very well...
    but I have a feeling this sort of...
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    Stock painting...

    I have a couple of McMillan stocks that I purchased with pre-colored shells...the color was baked in. I would like to refinish at least one of these with a nice paint job. No fancy air-brushing, but...
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    Just a safety point. Resizing a loaded round is...

    Just a safety point. Resizing a loaded round is an obvious danger...so you pulled the bullet. Very little extra work to dump the powder too and just re-fill after sizing. Even with the bullet out,...
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    Old barrels...

    Two questions: re-use and storage. First, is it practical to re-use old barrels by cutting off some of the chamber end and re-chamber? I know it can be done, but is it practical? I don't shoot...
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    Barrel blank markings?

    I have an old barrel blank, and am wondering about the maker. When I bought it years ago, I was mostly buying Hart and Shilen barrels (and maybe a Lilja or two) but I'm not sure what this one is. Can...
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