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    20 ton automotive press with custom made blocks...

    20 ton automotive press with custom made blocks in my shop.
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    Back around 2000 Jammie Cass was running steel...

    Back around 2000 Jammie Cass was running steel heads at Hawks Ridge. Bullets wouldn't stay together on a consistent basis. I'm sure some of the Williamsport crowd tried before that.
    Sigs ingenuity...
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    Jeff Summers gets into the HOF

    Congratulations to my best friend of 40 years. He FINALLY got his 10th point today at the IBS Nationals.
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    In real world terms it's 1.728 from the end of...

    In real world terms it's 1.728 from the end of the neck. Add more for shorter brass.
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    Al You do have a way with words.

    Al
    You do have a way with words.
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    I'm familiar with several bullet manufactures and...

    I'm familiar with several bullet manufactures and only one runs multiple presses for the same bullet. Think Gov contracts. They may or may not mix bullets from different presses. I doubt it as that...
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    Move the handle forward, rotate CCW as need,...

    Move the handle forward, rotate CCW as need, adjust the end of the tang to align the anti bind rail. It's simple when you've 1000's of them. I have a fixture to do all that. I still send them to Dan.
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    Bases would be the same as a Remington front...

    Bases would be the same as a Remington front base. Spring, I believe a model7/XP100 will work. But verify that.
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    Al Pm sent your way

    Al

    Pm sent your way
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    AL, I'd use a spider instead of the 4 jaw....

    AL,
    I'd use a spider instead of the 4 jaw. Easier to adjust with the screws vs the chuck jaws.
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    Al, I've seen a custom built steady using a high...

    Al,
    I've seen a custom built steady using a high grade bearing instead of fingers with a spider built in. I seem to recall it was used for shotgun choke work. Made sense to me at the time. Would be...
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    I know Jef Fowler had over a million on his...

    I know Jef Fowler had over a million on his carbide 6MM dies. They were getting a bit fat and fish mouthed.
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    You can make a lot of bullets with steel dies. I...

    You can make a lot of bullets with steel dies. I started with a 6MM set Ferris made. To wear out carbide dies takes numbers around a million or more. Steel maybe a 100,000 but that's just a guess on...
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    Well duh

    A simple search on this site.

    https://www.accurateshooter.com/competition/new-scoring-reticle-approved-by-ibs/
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    No it wasn't. I sent all my measuring equipment...

    No it wasn't. I sent all my measuring equipment off and there was a card in the box with the reticle. He made a run a few years ago because of new clubs needing them.
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    I don't have his contact information but a...

    I don't have his contact information but a gentleman was making a scoring plate, all calibers, for the IBS. All you need is a 4X domed magnifier to go with it.
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    The majority of the time you get some taper from...

    The majority of the time you get some taper from work piece deflection.
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    It's called free machining for a reason.

    It's called free machining for a reason.
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    I know a little bit about what's being used....

    I know a little bit about what's being used. Most, if not all, are not capable of shooting the difference. Tier 1 groups have basically custom built rifles. They have smiths who take care of their...
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    Back when I was a garage smith with no heat I got...

    Back when I was a garage smith with no heat I got hung up in my spider which was doing 1250 RPM's at the time. I tore the sleeve out of a long john top and a sweater getting away from that thing....
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    50's are Sooooo much fun

    50's are Sooooo much fun
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    Every once in awhile you get one that sends you...

    Every once in awhile you get one that sends you to the psychologist. But but but it can't be me!
    I have several I have notes attached to reminding me about personality flaws they have.
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    Wrap it in wax paper. Slow speed. May have to do it several times to get it to settle down. Just in case I keep precut paper by my machine.
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    25275 Rotary union is on a microphone stand....

    25275

    Rotary union is on a microphone stand. The manifold in the rear of the pic controls air as well as oil.
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    Many times I've forgotten to disconnect mine and...

    Many times I've forgotten to disconnect mine and run it through a couple of operations at 2,000 RPM's.
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