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    Want to make a small correction. I don't use the...

    Want to make a small correction. I don't use the compound at all, just the cross feed. If you run in low back gear and your tool is sharp there should be no chatter as long as you don't get in a...
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    I guess I didn't make myself very clear so will...

    I guess I didn't make myself very clear so will try again. I took a quarter inch high speed tool bit and ground a female radius. The radius was large enough so I can crown a barrel up to about .750...
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    I ground up a quarter inch high speed tool bit...

    I ground up a quarter inch high speed tool bit with a radius years ago and am still using it today. I run my lathe in low back gear and plunge cut feeding by hand. The only down side to this type of...
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    It certainly could,although you will need to install a sako style extractor which will cost you the rem. safety breaching system.
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    It certainly could.

    It certainly could.
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    The Sheldon lathes were top of the line. The...

    The Sheldon lathes were top of the line. The reason they were so noisy was because of the hardened gears they had.
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    The bolt nose on a rem. 700 measures around .690...

    The bolt nose on a rem. 700 measures around .690 and the barrel counterbore is usually .705. Don't know how much pressure this translates to but I'm guessing it's a lot.
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    I shared a similar story here a while back. Had a...

    I shared a similar story here a while back. Had a fellow call me to claim he had successfully fired a .308 round in model 700 .270 and could not open the bolt! I had to remove the barrel as the bolt...
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    Not to rain on anyone's parade but I think you...

    Not to rain on anyone's parade but I think you will find that Walt,Stan,George,Mike, and Bill have all given in to the 6ppc. As fond of the 222 family as I am I'm afraid it's glory days are over if...
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    I assume when you say hub you mean spindle. Your...

    I assume when you say hub you mean spindle. Your three pin camlock IS your backplate which is attached to the chuck. Run out will probably be in the .005 range if things were done right,if that's not...
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    To further explain myself,it would depend on how...

    To further explain myself,it would depend on how accurately the back plate has been fitted to the three jaw chuck unless it is an adjustable buck chuck style.
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    It would depend on the three jaw chuck! A four...

    It would depend on the three jaw chuck! A four jaw chuck will solve that problem.o
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    After rough drilling I set up the taper...

    After rough drilling I set up the taper attachment on one of my heavy 10's and bore my chambers leaving about .005 on a side. The front of the reamer does most of the cutting although I guess that's...
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    Maybe someone mentioned it but if they did I...

    Maybe someone mentioned it but if they did I missed it. Lee makes an inexpensive little three jaw chuck (10.00) that I modified to work in the tail stock. Made up a threaded mandrel that screws into...
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    Butch, Appreciate the reply. I was not aware...

    Butch,
    Appreciate the reply. I was not aware of this development. I am guessing that Douglas was pushing a plug thru after reaming but in order to remove the reamer marks it would seem to me he...
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    I have a 1951 copy of "the ultimate in rifle...

    I have a 1951 copy of "the ultimate in rifle precision" by Townsend Whelen with a chapter on barrel making by G.R.Douglas. At that time,early fifties, he was cutting his barrels. He started buttoning...
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    Maybe the tool room models were the only ones...

    Maybe the tool room models were the only ones with graduations on the tail stock. I guess your never to old to learn something!
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    I have two heavy 10's. One is the later double...

    I have two heavy 10's. One is the later double tumbler series and the other one is the earlier version with the single tumbler. They both have graduated tail stock wheels. I didn't know they came any...
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    It sounds like maybe we are talking about...

    It sounds like maybe we are talking about different types of buffing compounds and wheels. The two coarse wheels we use are stitched using 150&300 grit. We apply this in paste form to the wheel by...
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    Butch, You might be right! The largest things...

    Butch,
    You might be right! The largest things we buff in our shop are barrels and actions using 150-600 grit. As I said earlier we've always been satisfied with the results but as the saying goes...
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    I would think that in a small gun shop a 3hp...

    I would think that in a small gun shop a 3hp buffer would be overkill. We have been using Baldor 1hp 1800 rpm buffers for many years with complete satisfaction. Baldor makes a good product so maybe...
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    1800 rpm's is the way to go with an 8"-10"...

    1800 rpm's is the way to go with an 8"-10" wheels. You will find 3600 to be too fast. If you go with Baldor I think you will find the 1 hp 1800 rpm model the ideal unit. I don't think Baldor offers a...
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    Back in the early 60's I spent some time fitting...

    Back in the early 60's I spent some time fitting rifle barrels for Flaigs Lodge down in Pittsburg.They had a 4"-6" piece of pipe in the shop that went thru the floor at an angle in to a dirt pile....
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