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    Yep! This bit me pretty hard this time around. ...

    Yep! This bit me pretty hard this time around. I've had "banic" fatigue after eight years of Obama, primers were back to about twice what they used to be, and I was buying, but not really...
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    Amen! I took a scraping class perhaps a dozen...

    Amen! I took a scraping class perhaps a dozen years ago, and that was my take-away. I still have a hand-scraper, but probably wouldn't scrape anything except for decoration.

    GsT
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    Sounds like a do-over to me...

    When I've had that happen I assume I got the mix wrong. Epoxy curing is a chemical reaction, not a "drying out" so putting it in your hot garage probably won't help (probably won't hurt either, I...
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    I treasure McMaster-Carr

    In the age of "everything imported", when you can't go downtown and buy a screw, nut, bolt or any other fastener that meets any sort of spec, McMaster carries *spec compliant* parts. (Where they...
  5. Krieger is consistently in the #1 or #2 spot in...

    Krieger is consistently in the #1 or #2 spot in several other long-range (1000yd) sports as well. (I think I've only seen them in #2 - behind Bartlein - at one major PRS match).

    GsT
  6. Thread: My new reamer

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    I switched to JGS...

    So far, they've been first-rate. I've been astonished with their speed every time I order.

    Never had a quality problem with PTG, but always felt like I was their lowest priority order...

    GsT
  7. Thread: ED's Red?

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    Equal parts acetone, Dexron, mineral spirits and...

    Equal parts acetone, Dexron, mineral spirits and Kerosene. Optionally, some lanolin. I've never used the lanolin. I used ER for years, but have slowly reduced the "formula" to where I just use...
  8. Thread: My new reamer

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    Which is why it's completely reasonable to expect...

    Which is why it's completely reasonable to expect that when someone says they'll have something done by a certain time, that it will be done at that time. Sure, you might excuse some exigencies, but...
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    You, sir...

    ...are correct!

    GsT
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    Not to be confused with Rainer Arms...

    Saw this and had to do a quick search. I've done business many times with "Ranier Arms" https://www.rainierarms.com/ and they've been great. Looks like someone riding on a name close to that of an...
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    Perhaps I'm misunderstanding...

    ...are you saying you want a trigger that you pull, partway, then let off of, and it doesn't go back to 'start'? I'm all about "the shooter is the ultimate safety", but that sounds like a recipe for...
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    "very fluff"? GsT

    "very fluff"?

    GsT
  13. Not to be obstinate, but I can reach into the...

    Not to be obstinate, but I can reach into the throat of a .223 or a .338 Lapua with the Mit and a 2" needle. What am I missing?

    GsT
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    You!

    You posted a smart-aleck remark, and then worried that people would misconstrue it after the fact.

    Not criticizing, but that is exactly how it happened.

    GsT
  15. I'm curious...

    I would think so as well, but what cartridge needs a 5.5" reach? .50BMG is 5.5" *OAL*, and you can stick a thin indicator well inside the chamber! Also, I'm confused by the word "stem" which to me...
  16. Thread: Barrel fit up

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    No reason they shouldn't...

    It's really a matter of workmanship and components.

    GsT
  17. Thread: 40x chamber?

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    This thread needs a definition of "match chamber"

    One man's "match chamber" (mostly meaningless term) is another's big, sloppy, hole. I know 40x will fire off-the-shelf ammo, so they're SAAMI min at the tightest.

    GsT
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    There's a lot of discussion about the Nomad II on...

    There's a lot of discussion about the Nomad II on airgun boards. My takeaway is that they're pretty likely to fail in a fairly short time frame. I have the 4500 water cooled unit, which has not yet...
  19. Thread: primers too

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    Works for me

    I've done it before and am fixin' to do it again. Seems to work fine in a hammer-fired pistol, and most factory guns. Stuff that's been tweaked with light springs or light firing pins may not work....
  20. Thread: Announcement

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    I guess I should have pulled the trigger on some...

    I guess I should have pulled the trigger on some dies earlier. You depart with an excellent reputation, which is as it should be. I wish you well in your future endeavors!

    GsT
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    The topic is too broad...

    "Stainless" and "Chrome Moly" are categories of steel and it makes little sense to compare the two without getting down to specific alloys. The alloys used for barrel making do seem more resistant...
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    You have options - not many of them are cheap...

    I pumped my AirForce gun for a while - it gives you time to consider how much you're willing to spend on a compressor... ;-)

    CO2 is out - I think there are adapters, but you won't get the...
  23. Thread: Texas Got Right

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    Arizona & Utah both have permits AND...

    Arizona & Utah both have permits AND constitutional carry. The permit recognizes a few more liberties in AZ, I'm unsure about Utah (although I have a Utah permit).

    42 out of 50 states now have...
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    Are you chucking directly on the brass? GsT

    Are you chucking directly on the brass?

    GsT
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    There are a handful of holders that are basically...

    There are a handful of holders that are basically a shelll-holder with a center post that tightens against the brass - they're a pretty good balance of secure grip, and easy change. K&M and others...
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