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  1. Thread: Bolt Lift

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    On the back end of the chamber dimension thing,...

    On the back end of the chamber dimension thing, there needs to be some clearance over the diameter of new unfired brass. You can have a chamber that takes new brass just fine, but you will have...
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    He dropped his land line. His current cell number...

    He dropped his land line. His current cell number is (432) 553-4692
  3. Thread: n133

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    On this and other accuracy forums I would guess...

    On this and other accuracy forums I would guess that all that most shooter/reloaders use a manual for is a safe starting load to begin a pressure test with. Personally, the first thing that I do with...
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    Cecil Tucker has a new phone number

    A while back I looked everywhere on the internet for Cecil Tucker's phone number and the one that came up did not work. Today I read a post on this site, by Gene Beggs that gave a number that...
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    Hint: "Rifle Accuracy Facts"

    Hint: "Rifle Accuracy Facts"
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    [QUOTE=alinwa;847096] Not necessarily. A long...

    Not necessarily. A long time ago, I think it was on a Friday before a match, I asked a group that included Lee Six, Dennis Thornbury, Gary Ocock, and a couple of other big names that I cannot at the...
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    If you click on the link, and scroll down a bit,...

    If you click on the link, and scroll down a bit, you will see a couple of pictures of the correct tools for removing a stubborn factory barrel from a Remington action. Even with these tools, there...
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    Thanks Randy. I enjoyed our conversation. Boyd

    Thanks Randy. I enjoyed our conversation.
    Boyd
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    Clay Spencer told me that he glued in press .22...

    Clay Spencer told me that he glued in press .22 barrels.
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    Check the sear relief cut at the back of the rear...

    Check the sear relief cut at the back of the rear pillar.
  11. Thread: 6mm ppc

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    Starting with a .220 Russian case, that has been...

    Starting with a .220 Russian case, that has been neck turned, I fill the case about half way up the shoulder with Bullseye, center up a 3/4" square over the end of the neck, and poke it into the neck...
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    The first two pictures (upper left) show his...

    The first two pictures (upper left) show his tops. The earlier one had the thin bag, that I believe Protektor Model can furnish in leather. The other one takes regular bags. I have both. ...
  13. Thread: rem 700

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    The assumption being that the fixed head is in...

    The assumption being that the fixed head is in perfect contact after firing, which, even with a custom action may not be the case. Yes, it would make no difference going forward and back but that is...
  14. Thread: rem 700

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond-like_carbon...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond-like_carbon

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mb0AsvClk4
  15. Thread: rem 700

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    I have a custom action with a floating bolt head....

    I have a custom action with a floating bolt head. While the lug contact is excellent, having them in full contact as you cycle the bolt, with striker spring tension on the bolt creates more friction,...
  16. Thread: rem 700

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    If you do this with an action that has been...

    If you do this with an action that has been sleeved the full length of the bolt body, you risk binding. Bob leaves them factory in the front receiver ring and sleeves them very close in the back....
  17. Thread: rem 700

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    Al, It is more than just chambering the barrel....

    Al, It is more than just chambering the barrel. It is how he does the action, including the bolt. Just doing the fit in the counterbore will not give you what he does. If you carefully do the whole...
  18. Thread: rem 700

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    Yes.

    Yes.
  19. Thread: rem 700

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    To all three of you. Do any of you have any...

    To all three of you. Do any of you have any direct experience with Bob's action work? Al, the contact I wrote about was not in the bottom of the counterbore. He uses .007 clearance there. it is...
  20. Thread: rem 700

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    A few years back against a field entirely...

    A few years back against a field entirely populated by custom actioned rifles, except for his, Bob Brackney won the California State Championship which is a four gun match, shooting nothing but...
  21. Thread: rem 700

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    Perhaps the dean of 700 gunsmiths, Bob Brackney,...

    Perhaps the dean of 700 gunsmiths, Bob Brackney, sleeves the bolt in the rear bridge to quite close tolerance, trues up the bolt nose and face and uses a very close diametric fit for the bolt nose in...
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    If you do some measuring of the distance from the...

    If you do some measuring of the distance from the back of the shroud to the back of the cocking piece, using the bottom of a caliper, comparing the fired position with an empty chamber, vs. the same...
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    Some time back Speedy discussed the warehouse. He...

    Some time back Speedy discussed the warehouse. He said that in a season that he was doing excellent, he tried switching to everything that was said to have worked well in the warehouse, with...
  24. Thread: Die project

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    Why bother cutting the die? All you have to do is...

    Why bother cutting the die? All you have to do is to leave out the bushing.
  25. Thread: sizing dies

    by Boyd Allen
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    Harrells uses CNC turning equipment and boring...

    Harrells uses CNC turning equipment and boring bars to produce the interior shapes of their dies. The reason that they have such quick turn arounds is that they make standard versions that mostly...
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