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  1. Best wishes on you health. I have a long family...

    Best wishes on you health. I have a long family history of cardio disease. 2 stents at 44.
    Ask your Dr about Lisinopril for blood pressure. It's a common bp med they frequently give very small...
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    Sorry, missed the glue in. Senility grabbing...

    Sorry, missed the glue in. Senility grabbing hold..
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    I cut the cone until the bolt just closes and...

    I cut the cone until the bolt just closes and then measure the clearance with a dial indicator on the back of the bolt then cut the cone for .005"-.008" clearance, easy.
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    I find them barely tollerable for even a varmint...

    I find them barely tollerable for even a varmint rifle and won't be buying any more. Spend the money on at least a Jewel.
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    It's all about diminishing returns. The longer...

    It's all about diminishing returns. The longer you go the less fps you gain per inch. 30-32 pretty much gets all you can use within reason. Unless your shooting a larger magnum size case to take...
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    Michael, this has to one of the most refreshing...

    Michael, this has to one of the most refreshing and enjoyable threads I've read in a long time. Heck I even read it all twice. It's great to see something that's out of the box. The true spirit of...
  7. Thread: ackley rifle value

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    I worked on a PO Ackley rifle once and let me...

    I worked on a PO Ackley rifle once and let me tell you it was nothing special. I have a friend who worked on quite a few and he was never impressed either. It was very average 1950's type rifles and...
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    Here in the Kommunist left coast state of...

    Here in the Kommunist left coast state of California all a business can do is ask you to leave. As long as you comply it's no harm no foul for the CCW holder. If you refuse to leave then they can...
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    ^^^^ What Mike said. 700 front bases work perfect...

    ^^^^ What Mike said. 700 front bases work perfect for the front and rear on a J.
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    75 years ago we would have put them in an...

    75 years ago we would have put them in an internment camp and then nuked their homeland. And that might just be what it takes to get them to be civil to the rest of the world for a little while.
  11. You'll also have to recut the extractor relief...

    You'll also have to recut the extractor relief deeper after the set back.
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    It either needs more sear engagement or is dirty...

    It either needs more sear engagement or is dirty or gummed up. Clean it good first and if it still does it add a touch of engagement. There's a very high probability one of those will fix it.
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    I shoot a 6x45.Take a look at the 95 SMK. .500 bc...

    I shoot a 6x45.Take a look at the 95 SMK. .500 bc on the new tipped and .490 on the older hp. With the PPC case
    expect 2800+. H4895 is a good place to start, but there are lots of applicable...
  14. Thread: detached retina

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    None of us in the shop ever got hit, but we've...

    None of us in the shop ever got hit, but we've seen a few pictures of clients who did. The first 50 Alaskan he built hit quite a few...

    You probably heard he moved to Sparks NV a year ago in June?...
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    I worked with Jack Huntington for 10 years....

    I worked with Jack Huntington for 10 years. Fortunately those big 50 revolvers don't hurt your eyeballs unless they hit you in the head, which they do try to do.
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    That's what I was planning, then I started...

    That's what I was planning, then I started reading more. There are so many guys solidly on one side of the fence or the other it's impossible to figure out which way is best. I'll start simple with a...
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    Do you push a piece of paper towel down over the...

    Do you push a piece of paper towel down over the powder or just a wad in the neck?
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    A friend sent me this one, Bill tried to cheer...

    A friend sent me this one,

    Bill tried to cheer up Hillary this morning by reminding her that Nelson Mandela wasn't elected president until after he had served 27 years in prison.
  19. Thread: Hello Everyone

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    How did the shoot go and how was the smoke from...

    How did the shoot go and how was the smoke from the fire? It's not all that far from the Sac Range. The smoke blew up here into Auburn about 6:30 Saturday and by this morning you couldn't see 500...
  20. When you buy barrels at that price point you...

    When you buy barrels at that price point you always take a chance. They generally shoot well enough for average hunting rifles and a few shoot pretty darn good. But you never know. Since it won't...
  21. Thread: Hello Everyone

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    Sac is always windy. You'll find a Creedmoor a...

    Sac is always windy. You'll find a Creedmoor a lot easier to shoot but there's nothing wrong learning to read the wind with a 308. In the long run it will probably make you a better shooter but it...
  22. Thread: Oatey cutting oil

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    I've been using the Oatley for the last 4-5...

    I've been using the Oatley for the last 4-5 years, works great.
  23. I removed a barrel from a brand spanking new 700...

    I removed a barrel from a brand spanking new 700 last week. It came off with just 1 light whack. The easiest factory 700 barrel I've ever taken off. It did have sealant in it but it looks like they...
  24. Thread: Fire form question

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    Thanks for all the help. I have a .257 expander,...

    Thanks for all the help. I have a .257 expander, so that seems to be the obvious solution. Has anyone tried sizing wax for fire form lube? I have seperate barrel for case forming, so wear on my main...
  25. Thread: Fire form question

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    Fire form question

    I have a new wildcat I designed and built on a 243 case. The shoulder is moved forward
    .040" and blown out to 30deg. Basicly a 6BR shoulder on a 243 with a .200" long neck. To fire form I...
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