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  1. Gotcha. Thanks for the response. GsT

    Gotcha. Thanks for the response.

    GsT
  2. Can you elaborate Butch? Do you mean the...

    Can you elaborate Butch? Do you mean the clamping pressure moving the bore, or something else?

    GsT
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    Yes. The Sinclair mandrels will not work. (You...

    Yes. The Sinclair mandrels will not work. (You *could* use one, but you'd be giving up the fine adjustment that makes a pumpkin a pumpkin).

    GsT
  4. Thread: Barrel life

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    Thanks for the link! You've probably cost me...

    Thanks for the link! You've probably cost me $95... I understand the fundamentals of barrel erosion, but my real question was what mechanism made such an abrupt change, rather than a gradual loss...
  5. Thread: Barrel life

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    This is fascinating

    I'm intrigued that a barrel would go from great to DOA in the course of a couple of rounds, rather than taper off in performance. Any idea what mechanism would cause such a sudden change? Or is it...
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    I'd certainly suggest calling Browning and...

    I'd certainly suggest calling Browning and politely explaining your results. They probably won't issue a refund, but they may fix your rifle. You're only risking a call...

    GsT
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    Dustcover? Was this printed as a hardback? My...

    Dustcover?

    Was this printed as a hardback? My copy is paperback, and I bought it before anyone cared.

    GsT
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    Just because you see books listed for these...

    Just because you see books listed for these absurd prices, doesn't mean they're actually selling for that. In fact, they're probably not really selling, or they'd print more... I still saw copies...
  9. That's more or less what I envisioned with...

    That's more or less what I envisioned with SkeetLee's post, but your execution of the concept is excellent. Nicely done!

    GsT
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    Happy Birthday Marines!

    Today is the 244th Birthday of our Corps.

    Semper Fi Devil Dogs,

    GsT
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    Whatever you're shooting with (phone, etc.) is...

    Whatever you're shooting with (phone, etc.) is preserving the orientation in the EXIF data. You can clear that data (with appropriate software) or rotate and save the picture with software that will...
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    Not sure I understand

    So, although it looks like "the whole apparatus" is hanging, more or less, straight down, it could be sideways or at some other angle when the group is appropriately rotated to vertical? Then you...
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    Thanks Michael!

    Thank you for an excellent explanation.

    GsT
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    I find this fascinating, particularly since the...

    I find this fascinating, particularly since the .30-30 gets so little attention elsewhere these days. I do have a question: is there something that makes the .30-30 better than the .308? (I'm not...
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    Anyone who gets machine tools and learns to use...

    Anyone who gets machine tools and learns to use them quickly changes his tune from "$40 for this?!!" to "How'd they make that for only $40??".

    GsT
  16. Thread: Pcp pumps

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    Well, that was enlightening. I saw pumps as...

    Well, that was enlightening. I saw pumps as cheap as $50, although the reviews were pretty mixed bag, tending to be poor for those that have used the pump for a while and good for the "I just filled...
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    If you haven't left Las Cruces yet, visit Mesilla...

    If you haven't left Las Cruces yet, visit Mesilla Valley Kitchen for breakfast. I go out of my way to stop there when I go through.

    GsT
  18. Thread: Pcp pumps

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    I know a lot has changed since I geared up, and...

    I know a lot has changed since I geared up, and there are some cheap pumps on the market, but I haven't seen anything in the $40 range. Ever. But, could be there today...

    I have only owned one...
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    I assumed a .375 caliber and standard atmosphere....

    I assumed a .375 caliber and standard atmosphere. You are -10358.53" @ 3500 yards. (!!!) With a remaining velocity of 802 fps.

    Range Velocity Energy Trajectory TOF ...
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    That is extraordinarily generous.

    I hope the machine finds a good home with someone who appreciates the deal you are making them.

    GsT
  21. Thread: Bullet weld?

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    I may be speaking out of turn here. Never having...

    I may be speaking out of turn here. Never having blown up a rifle (though I've ruined a pistol...) I don't speak from experience. First, I don't think it has anything to do with the cases. A case...
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    The chuck is actually a separate accessory. ...

    The chuck is actually a separate accessory. IIRC, I bought my chuck elsewhere (still a 6-jaw) and mounted it to the TBAS. It doesn't do anything special for tapers, but you can shim them how you...
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    Oh yeah...

    give the True-Bore Alignment System a shot. I ain't never goin' back to that fussy stuff!

    GsT
  24. Thread: 700 Triggers

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    I don't disagree with any of the replies...

    ...but I've had pretty good luck tuning Remmy triggers (although, in practice, I follow AlinWa's advice and just buy new ones). I sedulously disagree with Mr. Hambly-Clarke (whose book is excellent...
  25. Thank you Jackie.

    I appreciate your sharing your methods some decade ago, as well as your response to my question.

    Cheers!

    GsT
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