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    Today, 12:14 AM
    I had titanium chips catch fire on me years ago. Titanium burns really well.
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    Yesterday, 11:59 PM
    I have used these with good results http://www.use-enco.com/1/1/56226-od-set-1-omegadrill-tap-extractor-drill-sets.html http://www.use-enco.com/1/1/96654-omegadrill-solid-carbide-tap-extractor-drills.html ...
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    Yesterday, 11:48 PM
    http://www.curtrich.com/01wildbunchfordummies.html 1911 "Full size single stack steel frame 1911 style semi-auto pistol in .45 ACP caliber." There are a LOT of 1911 variants. Only certain ones are allowed. Traditional Category: "• Only...
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    Yesterday, 07:35 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Tiger Man in Military Rifles
    The true story is The Man-eaters of Tsavo by John Henry Patterson
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  • fivegunner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:06 PM
    I have a few .32H&R mag handguns, one of my gun shops went out of business, had 10 or so box`s of fed 32H&R on sale I bought them all , every one of the case`s split the first time I fired them. so I bought a thousand from starLine and have not...
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    Yesterday, 12:26 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread locked threads in Our Town
    I love the pit------and I never get my feelings hurt, but the wife says I have no feelings!!!!!!!!!
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    05-28-2015, 11:45 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Am I the only 1...... in Our Town
    OK than I got it correct with the first reply so disregard the second one. Either way I look silly!!!!!!!
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    05-28-2015, 09:51 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Am I the only 1...... in Our Town
    Color me silly. You are talking about using a ladder to hold the chrono not ladder testing.
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    05-28-2015, 05:34 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Am I the only 1...... in Our Town
    Not so much here. The Audette Ladder Test is used widely by the precision rifle/long range shooters. For those not familar with ladder testing. http://precisionrifleblog.com/2012/07/13/creighton-audette-ladder-testing/ ...
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    05-28-2015, 01:41 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Chamber Reamers in Swappin & Sellin
    I knew people are nice here but a $450.00 tip dang! !!!!!!!!!
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    05-28-2015, 01:19 PM
    one more http://www.industrialmachinetrader.com/ If you live in a major metro area talk to the machine tool salesmen. When they sell a new machine they may have taken one in on trade or they are aware if the company is selling them outright....
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    05-28-2015, 11:45 AM
    They did or at least they tried too. First in 04 than in 2010 or 12 The Mach 2 never took off like the HMR and dirty chambers issues were causing problems with blown case heads. ...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    05-27-2015, 06:41 PM
    This is the one that the President of Grizzly, Shiraz Balolia set up has their "Gunsmith lathe" He is an avid F-Class shooter and is himself a hobby gunsmith. http://www.grizzly.com/products/16-x-40-3-Phase-Gunsmith-s-Metal-Lathe/G0509G
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    05-27-2015, 04:44 PM
    More opinions on the Grizzly lathes here http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f37/gunsmithing-lathe-31586/ NesikaChad is always a good read. He is now Long Rifles Inc. http://www.longriflesinc.com/barrelpolishing.html Alan Warner...
    55 replies | 1319 view(s)
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    05-27-2015, 03:31 PM
    I need a rear sight and a butt plate for a PARRIS DUNN 1903 training rifle. if any one has either one please let me know?. thanks, toot.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    05-27-2015, 01:38 PM
    Some more good discussion here http://benchrest.com/showthread.php?52223-Gunsmith-Lathe
    55 replies | 1319 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    05-26-2015, 09:00 PM
    Hardinge/Bridgeport and Haas are the only US based machine tool manufacture left that I am aware of. They were never directed toward the hobbyist. So an opinion or experience different than yours is "ruining" the thread? Good thread here...
    55 replies | 1319 view(s)
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    05-26-2015, 05:14 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread locked threads in Our Town
    I do agree with that to a point. Whatever forum it is I an only really interested in the people that know more than I do. At times I will have items of value to add (as will almost everyone else) but I mostly try to learn. The balance between...
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    05-26-2015, 04:34 PM
    Until you have ran a Hardinge Toolroom lathe is hard to understand what a truly precision lathe is capable of. Hardinge stopped producing these in 2008. They where get $62,000.00 for lathe that is considered to be two small for most rifle barrel...
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  • 725's Avatar
    05-26-2015, 03:33 PM
    As an aside, I think the nut cracker & pick sets we all used to have were made by Quackenbush. I wish I knew how to post pictures.
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    05-26-2015, 03:12 PM
    Some of the old South Bend lathes and others used bronze bushings for the spindles. This worked well as long as they were properly oiled. The early pacific rim machines did the same but they tended not to be done as well. These can be replaced...
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    05-26-2015, 01:06 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread locked threads in Our Town
    I am on the other side of the fence. I think the PIT is a very good idea. I do agree that some of the opinions of the OP's do carry over outside the PIT, however, with all the other forums that I am a member of that don't have a PIT the PIT type...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    05-26-2015, 11:37 AM
    Sad news indeed, RIP Bruce.
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  • 725's Avatar
    05-26-2015, 08:46 AM
    Just posted a notice in the Air Gun Section about the sale of my Quackenbush air rifle. To fund a new - used - scope, I'm selling my Quackenbush air rifle. I acquired it 20 -25 years ago with the intention of refurbishing it. At the time it shot...
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    05-26-2015, 08:31 AM
    Hi, Just attempted a posting and the computer crashed. I'll try again. For you air gun guys, I'm selling my H.M. Quackenbush's Pat. June 6, 1876, pump barrel air rifle. I acquired it 20 - 25 years ago with the intention of refurbishing it. At...
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    05-26-2015, 07:21 AM
    +1 for goodsteel and others. Trapdoor loads are nothing to scoff at. You put together a 350 to 450 grain boolit at the top end of the trapdoor range and you, too, will have the technology to make the bison extinct. I'd look for a boolit with a...
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Livingston, La. 20 miles east of Baton Rouge, La.
Guns,reloading, casting bullets,anything outdoors(fishing) SASS handle Fairshake
Retired due to back injury Have a implanted fusion pump to spine


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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check