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  1. Thread: Tuners!!!!

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    Sticky: Thanks Slick! I seem to remember hearing that,...

    Thanks Slick! I seem to remember hearing that, now that you mention it. It seems that equipment is still making good barrels, then. I think the men behind the machinery are the most important part of...
  2. Thread: Tuners!!!!

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    Sticky: Craig K certainly made some really good barrels....

    Craig K certainly made some really good barrels. Do you know who wound up with his equipment?
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    Ha! Congrats Tony!

    Ha! Congrats Tony!
  4. Thread: Tuners!!!!

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    Sticky: If you have to ask, you probably wouldn't...

    If you have to ask, you probably wouldn't understand. And if you read a little further and/or better, you'll see that I said, if you're not comfortable, then don't do it and that the video is not the...
  5. Thread: Tuners!!!!

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    Sticky: A common belief is that you shouldn't turn the...

    A common belief is that you shouldn't turn the muzzle down on a rf rifle. But if say, you have a .900 straight and only need to turn it to 7/8 and thread 32 tpi, I've never seen any affect on bore...
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    From a tuning perspective, it doesn't matter..rf...

    From a tuning perspective, it doesn't matter..rf or cf..the same physics applies. A less stiff barrel vibrates at a lower frequency. Frequency is just a fancy word for, it further between nodes but...
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    It's not ALL about the action and barrel face...

    It's not ALL about the action and barrel face compression. There's also the angular compression of the threads, to one another.
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    I'm very sorry for your loss. I recently lost my...

    I'm very sorry for your loss. I recently lost my dad too, who was also my best friend. Still working out a mess with the estate and this whole thing has been the hardest time in my life. So I can and...
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    Al, that's what I was referring to and posted how...

    Al, that's what I was referring to and posted how to calculate bolt thrust....pi r squared x pressure in psi. R being the radius of the cartridge case ID. So I agree with you that the bolt thrust at...
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    I think you can calculate the force trying to...

    I think you can calculate the force trying to open the joint by calculating thrust, which is chamber pressure x Pi R squared. R being the radius of the case ID. Is that right, Jackie?
  11. Thread: Crossfires

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    You have to get the match directors attention...

    You have to get the match directors attention asap, as well as the people on either side of you, in particular. If it was accidental, it most likely came from one of them. If it was intentional, it...
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    I document make, model and serial numbers but...

    I document make, model and serial numbers but your method shows real dedication and creativity. 😁

    Ouch!
  13. That big hole in the 30br die leaves quite a bit...

    That big hole in the 30br die leaves quite a bit of shoulder untouched. Depending how hot you're loading, you might get by with it for a little while but ultimately, you'll need a 6br die.
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    I agree. This was never meant to be a contest....

    I agree. This was never meant to be a contest. I'm just giddy at the run out on the indicator! :cool: That's old school American quality, right there.
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    Apparently there's a third spindle, with a 1.375...

    Apparently there's a third spindle, with a 1.375 bore and a sb taper that has to have an adapter to use 5c collects. I have that one.😃
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    My personal preference is a 8-9 ogive on a .925...

    My personal preference is a 8-9 ogive on a .925 jacket. Ymmv.
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    From what I've read, some of that might be...

    From what I've read, some of that might be backward. Mine has the 1-3/8 bore and is not directly compatible with 5c collects but I have the adapter with this machine that bushes the sb spindle taper...
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    Here's a couple of pics of the bed and leveling...

    Here's a couple of pics of the bed and leveling screw on the tail stock end. The leveling screw is at the red metal tag. It appears to be a simple Jack screw.

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    I'm out running errands but will try to post a...

    I'm out running errands but will try to post a pic later. As I understand, this is exclusive to what SB called their "precision" series of the 10L. Another feature is the headstock is non adjustable...
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    Well, I got the lathe in the shop. Running it off...

    Well, I got the lathe in the shop. Running it off of a terribly noisy phase converter at the moment but plan on using a a single to 3 phase vfd asap.

    Nevertheless, this is pretty impressive for...
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    Thanks! The best thing is that it appears to be...

    Thanks! The best thing is that it appears to be in excellent shape. I'll probably re-wick most of it and put it to work. It's smaller than I'm use to but I really needed a second manual lathe and...
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    Thanks for all the good feedback. If AXA is all...

    Thanks for all the good feedback. If AXA is all that I can use, then that's what it'll be. I do like the Multifix. I'll look at it further. I've used it or a similar one back when I worked in a real...
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    Brought home a Heavy 10

    Brought a nice little South Bend 10L home on Wednesday. I don't quite have it set up yet but I plan to put a quick change tool post on it. What are most using on this size machine? Does a BXA work...
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    Along with clearance and unsupported case,...

    Along with clearance and unsupported case, another aspect of this clearance is that it meters both gas and debris in the event of a ruptured case, that can escape the gap. Add enough pressure and...
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    Are you referring to diametrically or length?...

    Are you referring to diametrically or length? Anything is possible because humans are involved, but lengthwise, most prints have a + of like .005, minus nothing. Diameter SHOULD be much tighter...
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