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    You really need a condition that stays around...

    You really need a condition that stays around long enough for your string.or repeats soon enough.

    I used wind flags up close and whatever was in the field further out for varmints.

    Grain crops...
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    It only takes on bad DNS table in that chain.

    It only takes on bad DNS table in that chain.
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    Australia is part of ANZUS. We have extensive...

    Australia is part of ANZUS.
    We have extensive relationships with them at very high classification levels.
    Of course only 3-latter agency workers & contractors know about them, and we cannot...
  4. Thread: tpi to M

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    One of the problems is the threading shaft pitch...

    One of the problems is the threading shaft pitch on the lathe.
    A 0.10 pitch drive is a real bear to alter to metric with gears.
    Keep in mind that gears only come in whole numbers of teeth.
    So you...
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    One of the things we used to do at one of my...

    One of the things we used to do at one of my previous employers
    was use opponents equipment in testing US equipment.
    Everything from guns to radar sets.

    It was a well paying niche business.
    In...
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    Cutting metric threads on a US pitched lathe has...

    Cutting metric threads on a US pitched lathe has the same problem.
    You really need change gears in some different sizes than usual to pull it off.

    If the threaded run is short you can pull it off...
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    Years ago we had to install a larger vibration...

    Years ago we had to install a larger vibration table.

    The older 1050s model (even with upgraded control and drive electronics) just could not handle the weight of larger newer satellite equipment....
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    4x to 6x is a little low for longer range...

    4x to 6x is a little low for longer range varmints.

    I have it down to a lot of setup, one shot, one dead varmint.
    Maybe wait a few hours to see of any more come back up.
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    https://www.sinclairintl.com/reloading-equipment/c...

    https://www.sinclairintl.com/reloading-equipment/case-preparation/neck-turning/turning-expander-mandrels/carbide-expander-mandrels-prod119668.aspx

    Pick your caliber.

    You also need a holder (die...
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    Sinclair...

    Sinclair
    https://www.sinclairintl.com/reloading-equipment/index.htm
  11. Thread: Panda bolts

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    I can still call them up, give them the serial...

    I can still call them up, give them the serial number of
    my Panda action, and have a new barrel in a few weeks.

    I screw the barrel on and everything is perfect.
    Right down to the barrel marking...
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    It is a huge amount of work, and they rarely come...

    It is a huge amount of work, and they rarely come out all that much better than the Libby Canned Pumpkin.

    Even some of the cooking magazines give Libby the nod.
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    And then you have to poke around the ITAR rules...

    And then you have to poke around the ITAR rules from the State Department.

    Most of our sporting scopes are not 'Defense Items.'
    But it takes a decent amount of reading and review of the...
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    Call up Kelbly's and see what they can do for...

    Call up Kelbly's and see what they can do for you.

    Panda actions are easily altered and even a new bolt can be obtained.
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    What varmints and ranges? Caliber? 6 mm makes...

    What varmints and ranges?
    Caliber?

    6 mm makes for some really nice BC bullets for longer range critters.

    While for pure target use I avoid zoom scopes, that at least slightly larger size of a...
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    I would have tended towards larger thread (lower...

    I would have tended towards larger thread (lower TPI) in aluminum.

    Fine threads in aluminum are often not al that strong.
    1/4-20 would likely have a decent amount more stregnth.

    Though the...
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    A chamber casting in Cerrosafe is the way to...

    A chamber casting in Cerrosafe is the way to determine neck diameter.

    The variation in the metals shrinkage and expansion after pouring and setting are very well documented.

    You can correct the...
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    And when neck tuning the final cut should not...

    And when neck tuning the final cut should not take off more than about 0.0005 in.
    It leaves a better finish.
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    There are a couple of companies making neck...

    There are a couple of companies making neck thickness sorting tools using a dial indicator.
    Use a 'tenths indicator' (1/10,000 in graduations) for these small measurements.
    1/1,000 is not precise...
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    The slingshot rest work very well.

    The slingshot rest work very well.
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    MSDS sheets for a number of brands of 'Mineral...

    MSDS sheets for a number of brands of 'Mineral Spirits.'

    The EPA also has some info available but it takes some digging.
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    What bullets? What are you going to do with it?...

    What bullets?
    What are you going to do with it?

    Weight and form factor drive required twist.
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    A lot of the 'Mineral spirits' have acetone added...

    A lot of the 'Mineral spirits' have acetone added now.

    It used to be mostly 'Stoddard Solvent' a light wight distillation product.

    Acetone is not a VOC and the EPA has been clamping down on...
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    Most of the large machinery will not be all that...

    Most of the large machinery will not be all that damaged by fire.

    Might lose a few motors and smaller items though.

    Control knobs and stuff like that are usually pretty easy to replace.

    Cast...
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    Faster... Cheaper... "Better" is rarely...

    Faster...
    Cheaper...
    "Better" is rarely included.

    The move to higher quality multicoating on all lens-air surfaces did wonders though.

    I have some older scopes and the overall flair in them...
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