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    My apologies, this thread has kind of gone off...

    My apologies, this thread has kind of gone off the rails a bit.

    This reply is basically at the heart of my original question.

    HSS is (and has been) the material of choice for reamers, and the...
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    Jerry: I order solid carbide reamers from JGS,...

    Jerry:

    I order solid carbide reamers from JGS, they take a little longer to get but everything from JGS is of exceptional quality.

    Thanks,

    kev
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    Carbide reamers..........

    All:

    I was wondering if any of you had used solid carbide reamers, and if so, could share your speeds / feeds and technique?

    I have been using them recently with good results - always...
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    Just offering an opinion....... For many years...

    Just offering an opinion.......

    For many years I have used Devcon Plastic Steel (or Aluminum) - the 16 hour cure, for all of my bedding. It is an exceptional (but expensive) product. I bed with...
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    First of all that's some great shooting, and a...

    First of all that's some great shooting, and a pretty competitive rifle to boot (regardless of the number of lugs it has or anything else).

    Please sweet baby Jesus tell me it at least had a tuner...
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    Thanks all - great suggestions! I am always...

    Thanks all - great suggestions!

    I am always looking for a way to hit the "easy button".....nothing replaces good old elbow grease though does it!

    Thanks again,

    kev
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    Lathe cleaning..........

    Good morning all:

    I had a dumb question to ask - how do you clean up your lathe and other equipment? I have tried light machine oil (like Remclean), but the years of brown cutting fluids and gunk...
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    Thanks Jerry: You may be correct, that makes...

    Thanks Jerry:

    You may be correct, that makes total sense to me.

    I think any variable that alters the bullets exit position (including acceleration or velocity - or both!) would be a factor.
    ...
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    Good afternoon Tim: I have been shooting a...

    Good afternoon Tim:

    I have been shooting a really long time, and my memory isn't what it once was. When I started I was not using a "tuner" as they currently exist, but many of us were...
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    It varies, the most important thing (to me, at...

    It varies, the most important thing (to me, at least), is using two lots of different speeds that have performed well (they are known good performing lots to begin with). That kind of limits my...
  11. All: Great thread, I have learned a lot! ...

    All:

    Great thread, I have learned a lot!

    This is what I do (in the interest of full disclosure, I am self taught!) - I leave the carriage locked, and cut a relief at the shoulder so I can stop...
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    Hi all: I hope all of you had a great...

    Hi all:

    I hope all of you had a great Christmas, and wishing all of you a great and healthy 2021!

    Regarding bedding blocks - in position shooting (specifically prone) there is a very real...
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    Wow - that is really interesting! Thanks for...

    Wow - that is really interesting!

    Thanks for sharing, and Merry Christmas!

    kev
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    Hi Bill: I appreciate the question, thanks for...

    Hi Bill:

    I appreciate the question, thanks for the post!

    I have no experience with unlimited rail guns (besides shooting a few at Kelbly's!), and no experience with a RF barrel that large. It...
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    Good morning Paul: From a rest, in controlled...

    Good morning Paul:

    From a rest, in controlled conditions (I have access to an indoor 50 meter facility near my home).

    After I establish preliminary sweet spot position(s), I verify them in...
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    Mike: Great post, I couldn't agree more. I...

    Mike:

    Great post, I couldn't agree more.

    I do think that there are some sweet spots that are wider (or at least more tolerant) of velocity changes than others, but I fully agree that "tune" is...
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    Jim: Almost forgot to mention.......... In...

    Jim:

    Almost forgot to mention..........

    In case you were interested, I set my chambers up (in Hart Barrels) to engrave Lapua ammunition (Midas+, XACT) approx. .070", or if you are using Eley...
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    Hi Jim - wishing you a Merry Christmas (in case I...

    Hi Jim - wishing you a Merry Christmas (in case I forget to do so!)

    I don't like posting on a BR forum about this subject - there is always a lot of divisiveness regarding barrels. This is only my...
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    Evelio: Thanks for the update - I am really...

    Evelio:

    Thanks for the update - I am really glad you have had some success with the changes!

    That is the key though, if I tried to get too much engraving with this leade angle, it was never...
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    Hi Bill - thanks for the post. Having been a...

    Hi Bill - thanks for the post.

    Having been a competitor for almost 30 years, I am well aware of the cyclical nature of ammunition quality. The reason Lapua Gold Box (and Dominator before it) rose...
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    Tim; Thanks, if there is something in the...

    Tim;

    Thanks, if there is something in the works, I am not aware of it. I have had a chance to talk with product development (they are opportunities I never though I would have in a million...
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    Hi Steve: To my knowledge, no changes have...

    Hi Steve:

    To my knowledge, no changes have been made to the product since the introduction of the current ammunition line (around 2007 / 2008).

    There have always been some very good lots of...
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    Tim; Thanks for putting me in the hot seat!...

    Tim;

    Thanks for putting me in the hot seat! The problem with being on the team is that even if I did have an opinion (and I do) it is dismissed by most because of the support I receive. I can...
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    Mike: I also wanted to congratulate you on...

    Mike:

    I also wanted to congratulate you on your National title. Although I don't shoot BR competitively, I have an idea of the comittment and skill it takes to win at that level.......that was...
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    Tim: I have, although it is pretty tedious...

    Tim:

    I have, although it is pretty tedious work!

    I was amazed many months ago when Mr. Gorham posted pictures chambering with a small boring bar. I purchased the best I could find, and tried...
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