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  1. Like most folks, I'd like to have my cake and eat...

    Like most folks, I'd like to have my cake and eat it too, but that's a fair point. I used to keep about two years worth of shooting supplies, but I've let my stock dwindle in the last several banics...
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    My Kleinendorst tool is 0.187" measured with a...

    My Kleinendorst tool is 0.187" measured with a gauge pin. Edit: and 1.4265" deep.

    GsT
  3. Thread: Tumblers?

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    Mine started out like Al's - except my container is rubber-lined steel...

    Here's what it looks like now:
  4. Thread: Tumblers?

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    I have a 1750 rpm motor, with a 1.25" pulley on...

    I have a 1750 rpm motor, with a 1.25" pulley on the motor and a 4" pulley on the rotating shaft. The shaft is actually about 1.5" diameter, because I sleeved it with rubber foam for traction. That...
  5. Thread: Tumblers?

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    Thumler

    The Thumler rock tumblers are about the best available, and even they have a lot of shortcomings. Mine has evolved to the point that the container is the only original part left - bigger motor (I...
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    borescope illumination

    So, a long time ago I purchased a Hawkeye borescope. At the time (if recollection serves me) you could order, for extra $$, a rechargeable, larger flashlight to illuminate the borescope and I did. ...
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    My assumption

    is that he did that just so he could run the lathe at glacial speeds, where he otherwise wouldn't have the torque to take the cut conventionally. With that high helix you'd have to be pretty darned...
  8. Thread: A hopeful sign?

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    It's certainly not the norm...

    ...but I've had it happen to me, and everything worked out in the end (package 'found' and delivered). With any luck you'll get the same result, albeit a bit later than you would have liked.

    GsT
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    Sounds like a machine-dependent thing...

    Sounds like a machine-dependent thing, but I'll relate this in case it helps. Some years ago I was trying, in vain, to thread something with a very fine pitch (36ish, the details elude me) and could...
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    Many years ago...

    I built a "500 yard .22". This came about after a week of camping where I managed to walk some rounds in on a 500 yard target by observing impacts and aiming progressively higher into the trees. I...
  11. Thread: Ammunition

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    It started well before the elections

    It may have started even earlier than the toilet paper panic. Heck, we were just starting to see the full complement of pistol powders return to the shelf when suddenly it was all gone again. I...
  12. Thread: Giraud trimmer

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    Mostly just use the 'factory'

    I don't yet shoot BR, but I've gone the other direction. I have Girauds and a Lyman CaseTrim Xpress (among others). The Lyman uses what might be called a 'simplified bushing' in that it doesn't...
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    I don't think it would matter at short range

    The theory is that runout will cause the bullet to precess more, with a corresponding increase in drag / drop in BC. It would be a small change and I don't think you'd notice except at extended...
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    The industry runs on novelty...

    ...but ran out of ideas years ago. There have been very few actual firearms innovations in the last 30-ish years, just some small refinements, new colors, and new aesthetics. There's a lot of...
  15. Thread: Lathe dogs

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    Elegant solution!

    I'm going to do just this. Thanks for the idea.

    GsT
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    Interesting tools

    That's an interesting / unusual set of tools you've got there. I don't need them (or don't think I do...), but I'm curious what they were used for? Do you know their history?

    GsT
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    I have a hodge-podge of toolholders, Aloris,...

    I have a hodge-podge of toolholders, Aloris, Dorian, CDNN, Amazon, J&L (now part of MSC) and probably a few others. As someone mentioned, you replace the set screws on the imports and they're OK. ...
  18. I have found a few carbide inserts that work well...

    I have found a few carbide inserts that work well for threading at low speed*, but I tend to use HSS most of the time as well. I'm curious about the benefit of leaving the half-nut closed. I'm...
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    Thank you!

    Thanks for the response and the links.

    GsT
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    Nez, you have some interesting videos (and not...

    Nez, you have some interesting videos (and not padded with 6 minutes of vapid blather!). I wish you would put a small description on them as I sense a nugget of wisdom in each. Watching the one...
  21. Thread: Muzzle brakes!

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    Any more info?

    Any observations on various designs? Anything special done specifically with respect to the brake or muzzle threads?

    GsT
  22. Thread: Shipping costs:

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    I think it's a nuisance fee

    Now that the major online retailers account for a huge percentage of shipped goods, it seems like we individuals (and small companies) are being charged what amounts to 'nuisance fees'. Shipping has...
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    In the United States, per federal law (meaning...

    In the United States, per federal law (meaning that if you live in a communist state things might not be as favorable) you may manufacture any sort of firearm that you could otherwise legally own,...
  24. Slick! Thank you for the response. GsT

    Slick! Thank you for the response.

    GsT
  25. Pardon my ignorance

    What is that bare aluminum sleeve near the eyepiece on your scope?

    TIA,

    GsT
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