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  1. Thread: 222 rem

    by MilGunsmith
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    I have a 722 also in .222. It only likes BL(C)-2...

    I have a 722 also in .222. It only likes BL(C)-2 and 50gr bullets. It has the rear sight base bulge on the barrel.
  2. The advantage to the adjustable stop, is in being...

    The advantage to the adjustable stop, is in being able to hit the dimension you want easily and repeat it. Unlike a fixed stop, for the first chamber, you set the adjustable stop to give you a short...
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    We experiment with reduced loads all the time at...

    We experiment with reduced loads all the time at work. We have found that powder location affects pressures. This is why we do the "Frankford Roll" with all ammo as we load it into the Universal...
  4. I use one to cut all of our Universal Receiver...

    I use one to cut all of our Universal Receiver test barrels. They reference headspace off the breach end of the barrel. Set the stop once and I get identical chambers every time. I leave a stop setup...
  5. Thread: My Spidah

    by MilGunsmith
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    When you mount it to a good back plate, make sure...

    When you mount it to a good back plate, make sure you have a balanced setup. Using 3 out of the 4 holes may throw an out of balance vibration at speed.
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    Having seen the list of gun control wants from...

    Having seen the list of gun control wants from the Clinton-Brady meeting 20 years ago, one of the big things on the list is "Sniper Rifles". They describe them as scoped accurate rifles. Sounds like...
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    I have someone in Arkansas looking for a mill....

    I have someone in Arkansas looking for a mill. Where are these located?
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    If I have thick sections to bed, I usually do it...

    If I have thick sections to bed, I usually do it in two steps so that the first thick coat has a chance to cure fully and to shrink.
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    This method wasn't taught because most old lathes...

    This method wasn't taught because most old lathes had screw on chucks and no reverse spindle rotation.
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    When I got my South Bend 9A, the previous owner...

    When I got my South Bend 9A, the previous owner had put a 4" blocks under the bed where it mounts to the bench.I left them there to see how it worked out.The hight is good for my 5'6" and the extra...
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    A variable is better in that you can turn it down...

    A variable is better in that you can turn it down when the mirage gets bad. Lot's of tight groups have been shot with iron sights in service rifle matches.It all comes down to sight alignment.
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    The die will clean up any burrs, etc. But it has...

    The die will clean up any burrs, etc. But it has to be started straight. If anything use the die without the handles to basically check the threads like using a gage. Better would be to get a set of...
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    Both ways, it depends on what part I am working...

    Both ways, it depends on what part I am working on. The triangle file is always used for final cleanup.
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    Dimensions?

    Anybody have dimensions on what works? I know that the external diameter will vary for each machine, but how about the internal hole size and OAL length? I am guessing smooth inside with a taper up...
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    We still use the 11* crown on all the M2010...

    We still use the 11* crown on all the M2010 sniper rifles we build.
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    Did you put the wire on the inside of the powder...

    Did you put the wire on the inside of the powder resivoir?
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    I use the HLV-BK for sporter and sniper barrels,...

    I use the HLV-BK for sporter and sniper barrels, and a Clausing 1565 with a 2" spindle bore for the large barrels. I have a retracting attachment on the toolpost of the Clausing.
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    I use the quick retracting compound like on the...

    I use the quick retracting compound like on the HLV-BK to pull the cutter as I disengage the lead screw.
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    I use a nut with a saw cut through one of the...

    I use a nut with a saw cut through one of the flats. Screw on screw, then chuck up in a 3 jaw in lathe. Slot allows the chuck to tighten down on screw, similar to a collet. I have a drawer of them...
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    I just deprimed 8000 live primers at work. I used...

    I just deprimed 8000 live primers at work. I used a Lee decaping die in a Forster press. Slow push and didn't set any off. These were all crimped M80 brass.
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    That's why I stamp the last 4 of the serial...

    That's why I stamp the last 4 of the serial number on the bolt handle root. Nice flat surface on top when bolt is closed.
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    The 700 extractors are known to have softness...

    The 700 extractors are known to have softness issues We went thru batch that would just stop working, and in replacing them found that the hooks had bent in or the body was not springing back.
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    At work we have used two 55 gallon drums welded...

    At work we have used two 55 gallon drums welded together, full of water, to stop 9mm bullets. Some showed damage from impacting the end of the drum. Added a third drum and had no more impacts. Shot...
  24. The local hospital has any firearms or weapons...

    The local hospital has any firearms or weapons related sights blocked, cant get on this forum. Spent a couple of days there, and no gun stuff, but the guy next to me was able to watch porn on the...
  25. Thread: F y i

    by MilGunsmith
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    The 4 jaw chuck is on my lathe the most. Use that...

    The 4 jaw chuck is on my lathe the most. Use that or collets. It doesn't take long to indicate in your work if you do it enough. The trick is to use two chuck keys at the same time, one tightens...
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