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    Easy

    If you don't have the old barrel that was made properly?, this is very basic machine work if doing it through the head-stock. I've made special tools to measure head-space from the glued in action,...
  2. Thread: PPG Reamers

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    If I recall it was "Pacific Precision Grinding"...

    If I recall it was "Pacific Precision Grinding" same company as today: Pacific Tool And Gauge

    Regards
    Herb Coates
  3. Thread: Zack has passed

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    Zach

    A great friend, a brilliant machinist and an all around good guy. Always enjoyed talking with him either in person or on the phone. He will be missed

    Herb Coates
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    there is recourse and it's growing

    Article 5 convention of the states:

    http://conventionofstates.com/

    Our Constitutional recourse is growing fast.. pushed by Mark Levin..all 3 branches are gone, long gone. The day has come our...
  5. Thread: browning bbr

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    338 Lapua tenon size

    Very good explanation of required tenon size.

    http://www.bordenrifles.com/338_lapua.pdf 1.062x16 is marginal at best.

    1.125x16 is what is used On Stiller's TAC 338.

    Al is correct on...
  6. Thread: Open 'er up

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    little more education is in order

    America needs an ice-water-in-the-face wake-up call and that's WHY a Default should have happened. As it looks right now, Washington DC will kick the same old cans down the same old road in the...
  7. Thread: Open 'er up

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    some education is in order

    The US could NOT have defaulted on it's debt. As required by The Constitution, the President is required to pay the debt first and foremost, Fourteenth Amendment, section Four.

    The validity of the...
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    Article 5 of the Constution

    Allows the STATE legislatures to convene a convention to offer amendments to the constitution that must be ratified by 3/5's of the same. This process bypasses the state Governors, the President,...
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    Alinwa in dead on

    I have done the same testing years ago. Seating the bullets long will NOT hold the case against the bolt face. If you do not do this, you will stretch the web or worse, separate the head. Always...
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    Dan Armstrong of dans 40x...knows his stuff, done...

    Dan Armstrong of dans 40x...knows his stuff, done many for me
  11. Thread: Sinclair delivers

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    The good days

    I have know Fred and Becky Sinclair since they started the business...even though I had never met them, it was like I was dealing with my own family....those were the good days and it is the same to...
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    Kinda figured Dan would see this...take his word...

    Kinda figured Dan would see this...take his word for it and send it to him, problem solved, the right way! I agree w/Dan description of the splined collar arrangement that Winchester uses but I...
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    Have only dealt w/one, I sent it back to...

    Have only dealt w/one, I sent it back to Winchester (Browning) for repair. I would give Dan Armstrong @ Accutig a call. I know Remington bolts are not the same but ,he might be able to help. I have...
  14. Thread: Pacific tools

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    I have dealt with Dave for many years now and I...

    I have dealt with Dave for many years now and I can tell you that his products, service and advice are first rate. Running a company of this size is no easy task.
    Herb Coates
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    Congratulations to Tim Simbari and Jack Sutton on...

    Congratulations to Tim Simbari and Jack Sutton on their wins...Herb Coates
  16. Thread: Short Magnums

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    Greg....

    is sooooo right! That WAS the reason. The days of simplicity, common sense and honesty are long gone. May Jamison and his ilk rot.
  17. Thread: Short Magnums

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    Jamison

    I have spoken to two individuals that were subpoenaed to testify at the court proceedings and according to them "prior art" was proven hands down then Winchester dropped the ball. Jamison invented...
  18. off center reciever threads...Worst I've ever seen

    In the process of "truing" a Tikka action...action is indicated in with mandrel @ two points to within .0002", receiver face out .004, not bad, lugs within .002" again not bad, threads are out a...
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    I also don't like odd shapes flying around in my...

    I also don't like odd shapes flying around in my lathe. An alternative is to get the handle/knob of your choice from PTG, send it to Dan Armstrong of Accu-Tig and have it tig welded to your specs....
  20. Thread: Action Strength

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    cone depth

    Jackie:
    I've built a fair number of bench guns on the Farley and the one thing that I have noticed is that when boring the breech a LOT of the case is exposed. I keep the bolt to breech face as...
  21. Thread: New lathes...

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    Congratulations....

    ...Shiraz. Best news I've heard in some time. You've put your money where your mouth is. Thanks!
    Regards Herb Coates
  22. Thread: New lathes...

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    Southbend lathes

    The Southbend Lathes that Grizzly is now marketing look (for whatever that's worth) the same as the ones that are listed on the Southbend web site...
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    Repeat from another thread...

    ...get rid of the pilot
    I haven't used a pilot since I can remember. I indicate throat, rough drill, angle bore then finish ream. If you have indicated the throat and forward of that (where the...
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    Jackie said it best...

    We have to split the differences when necessary. Bores are not perfectly straight so we have to deal with it.

    Boyd..The answer to your first question is yes, that is why I don't use the pilot....
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    get rid of the pilot

    I haven't used a pilot since I can remember. I indicate throat, rough drill, angle bore then finish ream. If you have indicated the throat and forward of that (where the pilot rides rides) is out,...
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