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    Dont remember like I use to. They were 69gr....

    Dont remember like I use to. They were 69gr. flat base. They quit making them a few years back.
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    Pete, If I would have been the shooter the...

    Pete, If I would have been the shooter the problem would probably have been me! Your twist rate was on the quick side but certainly within specs. Maybe the barrel? The bullet was certainly in right...
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    As I said earlier,my knowledge is quite limited...

    As I said earlier,my knowledge is quite limited so lets just leave it go at that.
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    I guess I should have made clear that that I was...

    I guess I should have made clear that that I was referring to the early days of the AR rifles. Back in the early 60s when I was in Pittsburg Eugene Stoner showed up looking for some one to do some...
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    In fact Sierra still makes a 63 gr. semi point...

    In fact Sierra still makes a 63 gr. semi point bullet that shoots very good with a 14 twist. The length determines twist rate not weight
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    Back in the days before the .223 all .224 center...

    Back in the days before the .223 all .224 center fire cartridges were 14 twist. In fact the .223 started life at 14 then 12 an then 9. We can thank the military for that. The original 14 barrels...
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    I agree with you completely. I am acquainted with...

    I agree with you completely. I am acquainted with a few of our top U.S. and Canadian short range benchrest shooters and I think you would find them in total agreement.
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    Bob, Genny Milne called me today with the sad...

    Bob,
    Genny Milne called me today with the sad news.

    Martin
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    I called the shop this morning and they said he...

    I called the shop this morning and they said he was at home and it was a heart attack. I guess it makes little difference as he is gone. It reminds me that all we have is today. Will miss our...
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    Got a barrel from him today. Talked to him about...

    Got a barrel from him today. Talked to him about two weeks ago with never any indication there was any thing was wrong. In fact I believe he said he was looking forward to his first match this year....
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    Heidi and I stopped last summer for a nice visit...

    Heidi and I stopped last summer for a nice visit with Mike and his wife. I guess one day at a time is really all we have. I will miss him.
  12. I still have a sleeved xp put to gather by PJ and...

    I still have a sleeved xp put to gather by PJ and Clyde Hart. Its in one of the old original Brown synthetic stocks. The sleeve continues about 3-3.5 past the front of the receiver, but only the...
  13. Gene, You are 100% correct! I have been...

    Gene,
    You are 100% correct! I have been grinding and using HSS for the last sixty years on my old antique south bend lathes. 99% of my bits I grind by hand including my threading bits. In the old...
  14. Im surprised no one has mentioned the sako...

    Im surprised no one has mentioned the sako rifles that were made in a single shot heavy barreled version. They were made for two years and part of a third year. The first year were AXXX the next...
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    For the what its worth department:Years ago a...

    For the what its worth department:Years ago a friend of mine worked for the Unertl Optical Company. At the time John Unertl junior was calling the shots. Back then they were heavily involved in...
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    Many years ago a fellow I was working with...

    Many years ago a fellow I was working with decided to clean up the inside of his 18X 2 Unertl. Those things had the crosshairs mounted in a brass cylinder just ahead of the eye piece. The...
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    I agree with you! But thats the way Douglas...

    I agree with you! But thats the way Douglas still does it. Remington ( Walker) used the same method back when they plug rifled. I think part of the reason was that in the early days they were having...
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    Pete, I suspect that most of the old 99 take...

    Pete,
    I suspect that most of the old 99 take downs that are loose is that they were taken apart and put back together a lot more than they were ever shot. As you stated I believe the prewar 99s...
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    I guess it goes without saying my method wont...

    I guess it goes without saying my method wont work with a glue in!
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    Years ago I made up a special wrench for...

    Years ago I made up a special wrench for Remington actions that did not want come off. It captured the whole front receiver ring on the O.D. including the recoil lug and a sacrificial front guard...
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    Some barrel making history

    Years ago when I was a young man I spent three years down in Pittsburg learning a few things about the gunsmith trade and spent one summer working up at Flaigs Lodge fitting barrels. At that time...
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    432-530-2919?

    432-530-2919?
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    I was mistaken about the model with the wider...

    I was mistaken about the model with the wider varmint style forend, I believe it was a model R not G. As I said earlier the rotary magazine 250s were 14 twist. As a general rule bullets over one...
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    Most of the old solid frame 250 99 rifles in nice...

    Most of the old solid frame 250 99 rifles in nice condition will shoot 3 shot groups in the 1 inch range if fed bullets under 100 grains. The ones with rotary magazines were 14 twist. I had a pair...
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    I talked to his right hand man last week and at...

    I talked to his right hand man last week and at that time I was told he was busy in the shop someplace. I guess he is still calling the shots.
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