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    Many years ago...

    I built a "500 yard .22". This came about after a week of camping where I managed to walk some rounds in on a 500 yard target by observing impacts and aiming progressively higher into the trees. I...
  2. Thread: Ammunition

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    It started well before the elections

    It may have started even earlier than the toilet paper panic. Heck, we were just starting to see the full complement of pistol powders return to the shelf when suddenly it was all gone again. I...
  3. Thread: Giraud trimmer

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    Mostly just use the 'factory'

    I don't yet shoot BR, but I've gone the other direction. I have Girauds and a Lyman CaseTrim Xpress (among others). The Lyman uses what might be called a 'simplified bushing' in that it doesn't...
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    I don't think it would matter at short range

    The theory is that runout will cause the bullet to precess more, with a corresponding increase in drag / drop in BC. It would be a small change and I don't think you'd notice except at extended...
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    The industry runs on novelty...

    ...but ran out of ideas years ago. There have been very few actual firearms innovations in the last 30-ish years, just some small refinements, new colors, and new aesthetics. There's a lot of...
  6. Thread: Lathe dogs

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    Elegant solution!

    I'm going to do just this. Thanks for the idea.

    GsT
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    Interesting tools

    That's an interesting / unusual set of tools you've got there. I don't need them (or don't think I do...), but I'm curious what they were used for? Do you know their history?

    GsT
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    I have a hodge-podge of toolholders, Aloris,...

    I have a hodge-podge of toolholders, Aloris, Dorian, CDNN, Amazon, J&L (now part of MSC) and probably a few others. As someone mentioned, you replace the set screws on the imports and they're OK. ...
  9. I have found a few carbide inserts that work well...

    I have found a few carbide inserts that work well for threading at low speed*, but I tend to use HSS most of the time as well. I'm curious about the benefit of leaving the half-nut closed. I'm...
  10. Thank you!

    Thanks for the response and the links.

    GsT
  11. Nez, you have some interesting videos (and not...

    Nez, you have some interesting videos (and not padded with 6 minutes of vapid blather!). I wish you would put a small description on them as I sense a nugget of wisdom in each. Watching the one...
  12. Thread: Muzzle brakes!

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    Any more info?

    Any observations on various designs? Anything special done specifically with respect to the brake or muzzle threads?

    GsT
  13. Thread: Shipping costs:

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    I think it's a nuisance fee

    Now that the major online retailers account for a huge percentage of shipped goods, it seems like we individuals (and small companies) are being charged what amounts to 'nuisance fees'. Shipping has...
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    In the United States, per federal law (meaning...

    In the United States, per federal law (meaning that if you live in a communist state things might not be as favorable) you may manufacture any sort of firearm that you could otherwise legally own,...
  15. Slick! Thank you for the response. GsT

    Slick! Thank you for the response.

    GsT
  16. Pardon my ignorance

    What is that bare aluminum sleeve near the eyepiece on your scope?

    TIA,

    GsT
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    That's impressive. I love airguns and have been...

    That's impressive. I love airguns and have been paying attention to yours since some excellent explanatory material that you posted here. You should add some of that to your website, which is a...
  18. One of the biggest benefits of HSS is that you...

    One of the biggest benefits of HSS is that you can readily modify it at home. Either grind that cutter that's too big, or just buy a blank and grind the cutter you need - it's not really that...
  19. I've heard several pros say that (and at least...

    I've heard several pros say that (and at least one that threads at 29.5*). It may be that it only helps on lighter machines and/or less rigid setups. Worth a shot, imo, if you're having problems.
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  20. Is your compound set to 29.5*? You can thread by...

    Is your compound set to 29.5*? You can thread by plunging the cross-slide, but the angle is easier on less rigid setups. Of course choke up on your tools as much as practical. Either speed up the...
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    Nope. As far as I know it's the factory...

    Nope. As far as I know it's the factory original, but I'm not the original owner so I can't swear to the truth of it. That cutter is 1.25" x 1" HSS - perfect for cutting crowns! ;-)

    GsT
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    I think I'm in the running...

    23770

    GsT
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    Most of Remington's debt was not taken out by...

    Most of Remington's debt was not taken out by Remington - it was foist upon them by their holding company (it was actually the debt that the holding company generated buying Remington - figure that...
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    Al hit the nail on the head - anyone's advice...

    Al hit the nail on the head - anyone's advice just reflects how they solve problems and the tools they use most may not be the tools you end up using most. Having said that... I strongly suggest...
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    That's fascinating - thank you for sharing. To...

    That's fascinating - thank you for sharing. To what do you attribute the lower noise? Is it the abrupt closing of the valve?

    Regards,
    GsT
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