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  1. Thread: Crowns

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    This. It takes a careful lath setup to cut a...

    This.

    It takes a careful lath setup to cut a crown.
    Some are harder than others to cut.

    Some appear to have a better chance of coming out dead on than others.

    To a certain extent a method...
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    Shut down all the apps on your computer....

    Shut down all the apps on your computer.
    Especially whatever you use to read the internet.
    Reboot the computer.
    This will force it to load a new copy of whatever viewer you are using from the hard...
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    Any number of powders have had a single...

    Any number of powders have had a single manufacturer and been sold under multiple brand names for may years.
    Canister powders (and the extra work they require to produce) are not a large market....
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    I did not notice he had Berger's in the list....

    I did not notice he had Berger's in the list.
    They are very much BR.
    Lapua and Nosler. he sighted are NOT BR grade.

    I have a decent pile of Starke bullet in my drawer.
    They also work VERY...
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    I was in the McLean VA Giant food store. A women...

    I was in the McLean VA Giant food store.
    A women was being absolutely obnoxious to the clerk.

    "Don't you know who I am?
    My husband is a US Senator."

    The poor clerk stayed clam, looked at her,...
  6. Thread: Primers

    by brickeyee
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    You do NOT want to make priming compound at home....

    You do NOT want to make priming compound at home.
    If you can even get a major fraction of the material required.
    It is NOT 'strike anywhere match heads.'
    See Cooper, "Explosives Engineering" if...
  7. Thread: Primers

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    Except precious metals can be used over and over....

    Except precious metals can be used over and over.

    Primers are a truly 'one shot' deal.
  8. noose maybe?

    noose maybe?
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    None of those are even close to a BR grade...

    None of those are even close to a BR grade bullet.

    I use BR 'tricks' for long range varmint hunting.
    Groundhogs at 400+ yards.
    Panda action, right bolt, left port, built by Kelbly's many years...
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    Tapered seat of perpendicular shoulder? A lot...

    Tapered seat of perpendicular shoulder?

    A lot of commercial actions have tapered seats.

    Panda actions have a square shoulder.
    Square shoulders are more repeatable.

    When I switch from...
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    https://www.sinclairintl.com/shooting-accessories/...

    https://www.sinclairintl.com/shooting-accessories/targets-amp-accessories/target-accessories/target-stamps-prod33159.aspx
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    Twist direction? Threaded barrel are usually...

    Twist direction?

    Threaded barrel are usually set up so the the barrel is tightened
    into the receiver by the bullet as it goes though.
  13. Usually four veins and the left internal mammary...

    Usually four veins and the left internal mammary artery.

    Treats blockages in the five major cardiac arteries.

    Sounds like you had a good surgeon.

    Try not to sneeze or cough for a few days.
    ...
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    Just get a BR trigger that fits your action....

    Just get a BR trigger that fits your action.
    Most are Rem 700 compatible.

    Jewell Triggers are still very very good.

    I use one on my Panda varmint rifle.
    Set at less than one ounce.
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    Probably a good idea. I would bet he was having...

    Probably a good idea.
    I would bet he was having an unremarkable recovery in those few days,
    so best to get him as far away from sick people as possible.

    Getting a Covid infection while...
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    NO. You can make as many rifles or handguns as...

    NO.
    You can make as many rifles or handguns as you want for personal use.
    Some states try and control this.
    You can then sell the gun as long as you did NOT make it with anticipation of selling...
  17. Any damage may (or may not) affect accuracy. ...

    Any damage may (or may not) affect accuracy.

    Might as well finish it up and try it out at this point.

    Hopefully you have enough metal to set it back if it does not shoot well enough.

    I will...
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    Carbide is a its best with heavy cuts and faster...

    Carbide is a its best with heavy cuts and faster speeds.

    Light cuts and slower speeds do not carry off the heat generated as well.

    While touching up carbide edges has gotten easier with the...
  19. Thread: Lathe Stand

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    Looks like the top of the stand has been left...

    Looks like the top of the stand has been left with a lip to form a chip tray.
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    Cup thickness is NOT the only way to alter primer...

    Cup thickness is NOT the only way to alter primer cup strength.
    An extra strike during forming will work harden the brass more.
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    A hole EXPANDS as if it was filled with the same...

    A hole EXPANDS as if it was filled with the same material.
    That means the hole gets LARGER.
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    Looks like tool chatter. As in holder not tight...

    Looks like tool chatter.
    As in holder not tight enough.
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    It really is practice that does it. If I do not...

    It really is practice that does it.
    If I do not do lathe work for even a few months, the time is noticeably longer when I start up again.
    A lot comes back after a very few set ups.

    I miss having...
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    Sounds like they may have ended up with a low...

    Sounds like they may have ended up with a low bidder on the connector.

    While the electrical specs are pretty tight, the mechanical ones are not all that good.
    Thin metal used in connector shells...
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    I was there in the late 70s to early 90s. Mostly...

    I was there in the late 70s to early 90s.
    Mostly U2-R.
    My Company made all of the Prime Mission Equipment at one point.
    We had bought up the other vendors and subbed out to only a very few.

    I...
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