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    I'm sorry!!

    I'm sorry!!
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    I make my own 5/8" pillars for a 1.350" diameter...

    I make my own 5/8" pillars for a 1.350" diameter actions. They are ever so slightly undersize. I mask off everything except a strip 5/8" wide on the bottom of the action and the rear of the recoil...
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    Al, Any thoughts on reducing the contact area on...

    Al,
    Any thoughts on reducing the contact area on actions like this. I would have the tang, the bottom and rear of the recoil lug and maybe 5/8" under the front receiver touching. Free float the...
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    Let's assume all the work was done in one setup....

    Let's assume all the work was done in one setup. Even if it was done between centers the shoulder would have a uniform angle in relation to the threads. It may not be perfectly 90 degrees but it...
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    Sensitive are we. I don't think I quoted you in...

    Sensitive are we. I don't think I quoted you in my response.
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    You can get a lot of help if you're willing to...

    You can get a lot of help if you're willing to listen.
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    thanks I understand old habits. I try and pay...

    thanks
    I understand old habits. I try and pay attention to the good ones that have stood the test of time.
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    Jackie Do you think it would make any...

    Jackie

    Do you think it would make any difference if you finished the tenon, less threads, then came back and cut the threads after chambering? Seems like extra work for an adjustment of a tenth or...
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    That's what I use in my Haas. I leave .005" to...

    That's what I use in my Haas. I leave .005" to face off on the shoulder and plunge in deep enough to relieve the corner of the shoulder. Some manufacturers spec out a thread relief groove.
    On a...
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    Even when the action has a tread relief I still...

    Even when the action has a tread relief I still under cut the shoulder enough to eliminate any chance of interference between the barrel shoulder junction and the action face. When I used a manual...
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    Sad news. I would get random emails from Fred...

    Sad news. I would get random emails from Fred when he was looking for something old school. I guess I fit that category now. He was one of the pioneers. Not many left. His kind will be missed.
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    I've used Marine Tex for 25+ years.

    I've used Marine Tex for 25+ years.
  13. No truer words have been spoken. Peel the layers...

    No truer words have been spoken. Peel the layers of the onion away and understand the subtleties of the craft.
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    Al How wide do they have to be to be called V...

    Al
    How wide do they have to be to be called V blocks?
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    Yes the radius in on top of the pillar. I cover...

    Yes the radius in on top of the pillar. I cover the entire action except for a 5/8" wide stripe from the recoil lug to the rear of the action passing through the pillars. Sometimes less works out...
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    I don't have any pictures but I'll tell how I do...

    I don't have any pictures but I'll tell how I do it. I was in Northern Tool a long time ago and on the dollar table they had some 1" electrical tape. I bought a couple of rolls. Turned out it was...
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    For Remington size actions I made a fly cutter...

    For Remington size actions I made a fly cutter decades ago to cut the radius slightly under the action diameter. I mount the pillars tight to the action then bed as a single unit. No bedding needed...
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    I've used Play Doh for over 20 years and never...

    I've used Play Doh for over 20 years and never had a corrosion problem. The stuff dries out and shrinks so fast that I let it sit for two days then I just hit it with a blast of air and everything...
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    38 years ago my daughter bailed out of a booster...

    38 years ago my daughter bailed out of a booster seat at Shoney's in Boone, NC. She had a slight concussion. Manny kept an eye on her the entire weekend. He's been a dear friend ever since. Get well...
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    I've used a 243 Ack with 85 gr bullets with great...

    I've used a 243 Ack with 85 gr bullets with great success on Red Deer. They really aren't that tough. Also there are a good handful of 25-06 rifles I've built in the highlands. All in the hands of...
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    I had a discussion with Ed Shilen about tip shape...

    I had a discussion with Ed Shilen about tip shape back in the 80's. What he said made sense. Flat with a very small radius on the edges which reduces cratering and helps reduce piercing.
  22. Picture is fine. Makes him look thinner. Good...

    Picture is fine. Makes him look thinner.
    Good shooting
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    Glad it found a good home. I would have bought it...

    Glad it found a good home. I would have bought it for a member of our military who is getting ready to retire and is working hard at getting schooled up for his next career. If anyone hears of...
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    Nez, I wouldn't be concerned about the strength....

    Nez,
    I wouldn't be concerned about the strength. Plenty of meat left for wall strength.
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    Al, I think they have been two separate...

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    I think they have been two separate companies for some time now. Steve Dahlke, who owns Criterion, used to run Kreiger.
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