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    The World is a better place for Randy having been...

    The World is a better place for Randy having been here.

    Randy was quite simply....a quality person.

    I cherish the memory of our debates on the .30 caliber 'slow/short/light vs....
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    I savvy the theory. But I tend toward the...

    I savvy the theory. But I tend toward the practical....;)

    Hope all is well with you and yours! :) -Al
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    Randy, here's an interesting side note on one...

    Randy, here's an interesting side note on one reamer maker's take on a 'proprietary' reamer:

    When Stan Ware and I finalized the dimensions for our .085 neck length .30 WolfPup, Dave Kiff @ PTG...
  4. Finally got the car out for one of our...

    Finally got the car out for one of our Stock/Super Stock races. Qualified #3 on Saturday and #2 on Sunday. The off season work has payed off. By my record keeping, the car is from .005 to .007 faster...
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    I've used a little $8.99 battery powered...

    I've used a little $8.99 battery powered engraver...works great. :) -Al
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    Amen, buddy. :cool: Like Bill Murray's...

    Amen, buddy. :cool:

    Like Bill Murray's hapless character in 'St. Vincent', there are shooters that need Dylan's 'Shelter From The Storm' of clueless plumbers. ;) -Al
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    dannyboy: Respectfully, making 30BR cases...

    dannyboy:

    Respectfully, making 30BR cases from 308W is not only doing things the hard way but will almost certainly result in chambering/sizing/extraction issues.

    Get some Lapua 6BR...
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    That Barrel Blaster looks pretty slick. :) -Al

    That Barrel Blaster looks pretty slick. :) -Al
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    This one is well built for a small bench top...

    This one is well built for a small bench top unit...works great for small pieces:

    https://www.tptools.com/HOBBY-PRO-HP-50-Bench-Top-Blast-Cabinet,8207.html?b=d*13227

    This is the one we have...
  10. Yeah, it should make 1,000 for sure....950 with a...

    Yeah, it should make 1,000 for sure....950 with a really safe tune.

    When it was 850 on the first pull, we knew there was a problem. -Al
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    Yeah.....:(
  12. Jackie, the block has been done with unbushed...

    Jackie, the block has been done with unbushed .904 lifter bores. Camshaft is a 308/318 @ .050 with .805/.780 lift on 114 lobe centers. The previous lifters were Crowers and the new ones are Morel. No...
  13. Good, good stuff buddy! :cool:

    Good, good stuff buddy! :cool:
  14. Jackie, the car it's in can be run in Top...

    Jackie, the car it's in can be run in Top Sportsman (heads up with a 6.00 flat 1/4 mile index) or what's called a Quick 16 (16 fastest qualifiers, no breakout, first one to the finish line wins)....
  15. This week, we dyno'd this 585 inch big block...

    This week, we dyno'd this 585 inch big block Chevy. Quite a change from my rules restricted Stock Eliminator engine! :eek: Unfortunately, testing didn't go well. :( -Al
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    Wally, give it some more neck tension and polish...

    Wally, give it some more neck tension and polish the bullet with 0000 steel wool. -Al
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    Nicely done! Sad to hear about the stolen...

    Nicely done!

    Sad to hear about the stolen rigs. Didn't Jerry Stiller have a rifle stolen down there and it turned up later in a drainage ditch?

    Good shootin'. -Al
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    Jackie, a high percentage of newer 700's seem to...

    Jackie, a high percentage of newer 700's seem to all suffer the same out-of-the-box malady...very, very poor primary extraction.

    From what I see at my local range and the couple I've worked...
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    Al, one of the biggest improvements you can make...

    Al, one of the biggest improvements you can make to a Savage is shimming the sear to eliminate as much of the side-to-side play as possible...just short of it binding. Then, you can stone the sear...
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    Shoddy workmanship doesn't change a good concept....

    Shoddy workmanship doesn't change a good concept. But poor execution, does. :(



    Well, that will never happen. ;) Having worked on quite a few of these Savages, you'll never make them 'like'...
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    Pretty similar! There were usually two of the...

    Pretty similar! There were usually two of the aluminum-ish beasts huffin' and puffin' on the stove top. The one I remember most was like this:

    https://i.imgur.com/ZVbpXy7l.jpg
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    Much of the the 30BR's success is the result of...

    Much of the the 30BR's success is the result of the guidance of R.G., as relates to Sg. It's proven math....that map is well drawn.

    Why more 6PPC users don't apply that methodology to their...
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    Greg, your post brought back some memories. My...

    Greg, your post brought back some memories. My Mom and Grandma used to can potatoes and beef. "You kids stay out of the kitchen!", was the phrase of the day. Those old pressure cookers looked for all...
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    BIB .22 cal. 47 gr 'Swifty' bullet test

    Randy was kind enough to make up some .673 long .22's to test out of my Sako A1 22PPC. With a measured 14 barrel twist, the math on the default BR 52 gr. bullet doesn't hold up for stability. Randy's...
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    Nice!

    Nice!
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