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    I shoot live varmints with a Panda action rifle....

    I shoot live varmints with a Panda action rifle.

    Search with some decent field glasses, park a rangefinder near them, look up bullet drop.
    I shoot from a portable bench rest stand. BR support in...
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    And to think we (at some level) speak the same...

    And to think we (at some level) speak the same language.
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    You could always measure it with a caliper....

    You could always measure it with a caliper.
    Measure at the tip of the pocket, and then down closer to the base.


    Before the 'grand unifying' specs varied ever so slightly in number of places.
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    How the barrel abuts the receiver also matters....

    How the barrel abuts the receiver also matters.
    Some commercial actions have a tapered seat.
    Other BR actions have a square seat.
    Taper allows the action to be tightened up enough to discourage...
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    I generally use a speed fastener driver with a...

    I generally use a speed fastener driver with a fitting welded on to measure torque from my wrench.
    I do not see these for sale anywhere.

    A square driver male was welded at one of the bends so...
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    Fluting results in LESS overall stiffness. It is...

    Fluting results in LESS overall stiffness.
    It is intended to increase surface area for better heat dissipation.
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    Better machinability allows the production of...

    Better machinability allows the production of finer cutting edges.

    For heavy use some hardening and tempering often goes a long way.
    Followed by a touch up on the cutting edge by very fine...
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    Consistent neck tension affects how well powder...

    Consistent neck tension affects how well powder breaks down upon firing.
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    You want the bullet as concentric as you can...

    You want the bullet as concentric as you can achieve as it strikes the
    leade and engraves into the rifling.

    Symmetry is good here.
    The closer to perfect the better.

    I neck turn cases for my...
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    And as more than one bullet maker has found out,...

    And as more than one bullet maker has found out, simply speeding up
    press cycling does not always work.
    The core needs some time to flow under the pressure from the die.

    You are moving lead by...
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    I have always been extremely satisfied with any ...

    I have always been extremely satisfied with any
    work I have had done thorough Kelby's.
    I had them build out a Varmint rifle on a Panda action.

    I have worn out a few barrels.
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    Strongest epoxy joints often come from heating of...

    Strongest epoxy joints often come from heating of the epoxy as it hardens.

    Attaching tie downs to hold cables on aircraft racks we generally tried to use
    screws to mechanically hold the tie down...
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    Usually stated as a fraction of the bullet...

    Usually stated as a fraction of the bullet diameter.

    You have to play around with distance to leade and start of the rifling.

    I generally start around one caliber in the case nack.
    That way...
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    Motor Mica has worked for me in live varmint...

    Motor Mica has worked for me in live varmint rifles.
    Panda actions, Jewel BR triggers.
    Right bolt, left port.
    18x-40x scopes.
    Leupold Scope with a power doubler.
    Before Precision Reticles died....
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    The 'grain ' structure in carbide is many times...

    The 'grain ' structure in carbide is many times larger than the grain in HSS.
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    THIS. The older rotating phase converter scheme...

    THIS.
    The older rotating phase converter scheme does NOT produce a clean 3-phase power source.
    More like two phases 180 degrees apart and a third between them by 90 degrees.
    The VFD makes a real,...
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    We had to use solid carbide drills in some...

    We had to use solid carbide drills in some obnoxious grades of aluminum.
    But then we still switched to HSS reamers on high precision holes and just put up with the wear.

    Some places we could only...
  18. Thread: Used barrels

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    Whatever Kelbly's has in stock that will make a...

    Whatever Kelbly's has in stock that will make a 30 inch barrel.

    Easy way to get more velocity.

    Have not needed a new one in probably 6 years.
    Maybe longer.
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    This is how I always did it. Threaded plug....

    This is how I always did it.
    Threaded plug.
    Make sure the thread are VERY accurate.

    Ream the final hole to size.
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    Who is sharpening your HSS? HSS when correctly...

    Who is sharpening your HSS?

    HSS when correctly sharpened has a well earned reputation for cleaner cuts.
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    I do not really see the purpose of solid carbide...

    I do not really see the purpose of solid carbide reamers.

    Carbide is at its best taking heavy cuts at higher speeds.
    The heavy cuts make sure heat is carried off in the chip.

    Maybe if you ran...
  22. Thread: Used barrels

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    Pretty bad. I can call up a well known vendor...

    Pretty bad.
    I can call up a well known vendor and order a barrel,
    and it will often arrive with a bill attached.

    The first time it happened I was surprised.
    I called them and told them "The...
  23. Thread: Lathe

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    Smoother cuts. And the closer you can get the...

    Smoother cuts.

    And the closer you can get the power to true 3-phase the better.
    The motor converters do not produces 3-phase at 120 degrees each.

    Many end up being 180 degrees and a 90 degree...
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    Been doing this for years. Bunch of fine lead...

    Been doing this for years.
    Bunch of fine lead shot with graphite all over it.
    Works good for turning and sizing.

    I would not anticipate using it to lubricate the inside of the neck for shooting....
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    I actually like the plastic cases better. And...

    I actually like the plastic cases better.

    And always leave the jaws open a few hundredths the when putting it away.
    It is going to need some clearance when the temperature changes.
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