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    Wow, just a week away. Marilyn and I are...

    Wow, just a week away.

    Marilyn and I are leaving early Wednesday morning at around 5:AM. We are going to drive straight through, probably get there at midnight.

    Looking forward to it. I have...
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    Scraping machine surfaces is definitely an art....

    Scraping machine surfaces is definitely an art. It is also quite tedious.

    My Dad had a complete set of scraping tools, not only for doing cast iron machine ways or any other flat surface, but...
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    Al, I said in my post comparing the 6.5 REM Mag...

    Al, I said in my post comparing the 6.5 REM Mag to the 338 Weatherby,, I meant to say 338 Winchester as it and the 6.5 REM Mag share the same rim diameter.
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    By the way. Everybody gets hung up on the...

    By the way. Everybody gets hung up on the seemingly brutal recoil of the overly large chamberings and just assume that the barrel and action are seeing the same thing.

    They don’t.

    The only...
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    That is about what I come up with.

    That is about what I come up with.
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    .001 to .002 should be just right. As you fire...

    .001 to .002 should be just right.

    As you fire the cases more, you might have adjust your die a tad down to maintain this as the brass tends to work harden in that abused area and refuses to give...
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    Unless you have some type of piloted bevel tool...

    Unless you have some type of piloted bevel tool that will I insure.an even cut, I would not do it. You could very easily make things worse.

    If you have to do something, get a set of small files...
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    A lot of the misconceptions concerning loaded...

    A lot of the misconceptions concerning loaded round to neck clearance has it’s origins in the Houston Warehouse Experiments.

    As a competitive Benchrest Shooter, I would say ignore all of that....
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    Heck, we torque Big Block Chevy Main Bolts to 110...

    Heck, we torque Big Block Chevy Main Bolts to 110 pounds feet, and they are just 1/2 inch.

    I have one of the original Kelbly rear entry wrenches for a Panda/Remington and I see no reason at all...
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    A true Icon, and a credit to all of his...

    A true Icon, and a credit to all of his endeavors.

    May he Rest In Peace after a fulfilling life.
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    The number of rounds is why the vast majority of...

    The number of rounds is why the vast majority of Benchrest Group Shooters load at the Match. Most will generally have around 25 cases.

    And of course, there is always the possibility that you might...
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    I started out with the JGS 1045 reamer over 25...

    I started out with the JGS 1045 reamer over 25 years ago. It has a .060 FB.

    This reamer was designed around FB bullets with around a 7 to 71/2 ogive with a relative straight shank. Good examples...
  13. “Battle of San Jacinto” at Tomball…..Results

    The Tomball Gun Club in Texas hosted it’s final VFS Match of the season this Sunday.

    This Match was originally planned for February. But because of Covid, it had be put off until today.

    The...
  14. I feel safe in saying that 99.9 % of Benchrest...

    I feel safe in saying that 99.9 % of Benchrest shooters shooting any 6mm bullet in the 105 to 108 weight range are using a 1-8 or faster twist.

    What would work great in that 1-10 would be the...
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    Is there a shelf life on what you used?

    Is there a shelf life on what you used?
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    We machine a lot of Stressproof. It is a...

    We machine a lot of Stressproof. It is a carbon/manganese alloy with a relative high sulphur content to enhance it’s machinability.

    It is very good machining steel. You will harm nothing.
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    To add to what Oliver88 said, the one thing that...

    To add to what Oliver88 said, the one thing that many metallurgist agree on is proper cryo treating does aid in the complete martensitic transformation in alloy steels. This is particularly important...
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    I watched the video and several others where...

    I watched the video and several others where physicists were explaining exactly how the downwind car works.

    The light came on when you finally see that the Prop is not driven by the wind, but by...
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    Norma would probably chamber since it does run...

    Norma would probably chamber since it does run smaller at the web than Lapua.
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    It sounds like you have a chamber that was reamed...

    It sounds like you have a chamber that was reamed for the original Remington or Norma brass. Lapua is larger enough at the web to cause problems.

    You can actually ream it by hand if you have the...
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    One thing for sure, if it isn’t tight enough, it...

    One thing for sure, if it isn’t tight enough, it won’t shoot.

    75/80 fit pounds should be fine
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    The general consensus has been that on button...

    The general consensus has been that on button rifled barrels, anything you do to the OD that involves removing metal can cause the ID to change.

    The big “if” is how much, and does it affect the...
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    I sure can’t add much to what Jason said, only to...

    I sure can’t add much to what Jason said, only to say that I had a great time and have no complaints.

    Well, one complaint. The conditions were about as bad as one could encounter while trying to...
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    New Light Varmint 30BR

    I have been wanting to build a LV 30BR to shoot in NBRSA Group for some time. I finally gathered up enough pieces to put one together.

    The stock is a Robertson I traded for and remolded in way of...
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    I got out my set of Nationals flags this...

    I got out my set of Nationals flags this afternoon and set them up in my backyard to touch up the orange and green on the vanes, and make sure everything was as it should be. They have been in...
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