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  1. Thread: Hey guys

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    I have a neighbor couple that are...

    I have a neighbor couple that are semi-preppers....he's fairly laid back but she's super serious and a bit of a doom and gloom type.

    She was showing me their stock of supplies and I asked if...
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    My good pal Stan Ware told me this 'Spam Story': ...

    My good pal Stan Ware told me this 'Spam Story':

    Stan lived in Windom, Mn. and was drafted into the Army and went to Viet Nam. Also in Windom was a company that had an Army contract for...
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    You might want to have him check with Mack Bros....

    You might want to have him check with Mack Bros. I've seen some of their replacement bolts and they're very nice. While their site doesn't show it, they do have the .378 bolt face bolts available....
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    If you're bedding the rings after lapping, the...

    If you're bedding the rings after lapping, the Permatex valve grinding compound gives an excellent finish for the bedding compound.

    Good shootin' -Al
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    I misunderstood your statement about .006 to mean...

    I misunderstood your statement about .006 to mean the case length was .006 shorter on that round. Reading it again, you were clearly referencing neck diameter, not case length. My bad.... :o -Al
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    With a VLD tool, the necks can get pretty thin at...

    With a VLD tool, the necks can get pretty thin at the mouth. Depending on how big the chamber neck is, it's possible that the very end of the neck could do an 'Exit, stage right' ;) thing when the...
  7. Agreed! :cool: Gene has put in many, many hours...

    Agreed! :cool: Gene has put in many, many hours of behind the scenes work to make these happen.

    And to everyone like Gene that volunteer their time and resources to host these events...thank...
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    One thought....take a good look inside the case...

    One thought....take a good look inside the case necks at the neck/shoulder junction area.

    Did the last round hit wonky on the target or did it go where it should have? -Al
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    Calvin, my bet is that your 2.5 would be ideal...

    Calvin, my bet is that your 2.5 would be ideal for Danny.

    Just sayin'....... ;) -Al
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    Yep. They are inletting a flat top for me know....

    Yep. They are inletting a flat top for me know. ;) -Al
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    Absolutely, Calvin! :) Good shootin' -Al

    Absolutely, Calvin! :)

    Good shootin' -Al
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    Quick question: how are you going to get those...

    Quick question: how are you going to get those pilot holes in the stock...not off axis in any plane...and with an O.D. that gives you a repeatable place to start and return to?

    Good shootin'...
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    The late Dick Davis from McMillan told me that...

    The late Dick Davis from McMillan told me that before the advent of CNC inletting programs, they first positioned the action screw holes perfectly. They became the 'index' for all subsequent cutting....
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    Danny, sorting through stuff like this can get...

    Danny, sorting through stuff like this can get pretty difficult, via the written word.

    Again, I'd encourage you to simply send three fired cases to Harrell's and go from there. They know...
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    What does a case measure at the back end after...

    What does a case measure at the back end after it's sized in your full length die (77524)? -Al
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    Danny, if your dimensions of .466 on the back end...

    Danny, if your dimensions of .466 on the back end if the Redding f.l. die are correct, that's different than the one I have. Mine is right at .470, which is what the Body Die also measures.

    If...
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    If your .470 measurement at the back end is...

    If your .470 measurement at the back end is accurate, that's a pretty small chamber for Lapua cases........:eek: -Al
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    Good plan, Danny. :) Harrell's also supplies a...

    Good plan, Danny. :) Harrell's also supplies a slick little bushing to help you measure the amount of shoulder bump.

    Keep us posted, sir. -Al
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    Danny, this is the heart of the matter. The truth...

    Danny, this is the heart of the matter. The truth is you want to full length size the brass each firing to maintain consistent accuracy. I'm not aware of anyone shooting a 30BR that doesn't full...
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    So....is the 'click' right at the top of the bolt...

    So....is the 'click' right at the top of the bolt opening where the camming starts? Just heavy bolt lift as soon as the bolt is opened and all the way through the cycle? Or both? -Al
  21. I never had the chance to meet Mr. Plummer but...

    I never had the chance to meet Mr. Plummer but his 200 yd. record was something all 6X Hunter competitors looked up to. Shooting a 250 @ 200 yds with a 6 power, 10 lb, 2.25" fore end gun of any...
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    Mike, a couple of thoughts after working with a...

    Mike, a couple of thoughts after working with a 30BR having issues as you describe:

    -Have you tried a light stress relieving of the 'clicker cases' at the body/shoulder junction before f.l....
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    That's the general idea...a piece of Grade 8...

    That's the general idea...a piece of Grade 8 round profiled to match the root of the bolt handle and extending rearward of the original cam angle cut on the receiver. -Al
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    Yep...always better to ask first rather than...

    Yep...always better to ask first rather than fixing it later. ;)

    I put the barrelled action in with the screws just finger tight, then stand the gun upright with the butt on a pad or rug,...
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    Pete...like Kelbly's does on their aluminum...

    Pete...like Kelbly's does on their aluminum bodied actions. -Al

    https://i.imgur.com/Cr6EQHZl.jpg?1
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