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    02-21-2020, 11:22 PM
    It looks like I'll have another chance to get to the shooting range again next week some time. I've been chomping at the bit to get back out there to do some more testing. While I've been waiting for that opportunity I've spent a little time...
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    02-12-2020, 03:40 PM
    I touched on this in my previous post. It has nothing to do with the DIY Carbon Fiber barrel itself but it does have to do with going from 223 Remington chamber to a 223 AI chamber. With my last re-barreling/re-Chambering of this same rifle to...
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    02-10-2020, 11:18 PM
    I contacted Rylan over at RockWest Composites shortly after I'd finished my initial range tests the other day. He had asked me to let him know how my initial testing went once I was able to get to the range. All I did was send him a copy of the...
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    02-08-2020, 09:00 PM
    I'm still working on those video clips. I got one of them edited down to an uploadable size but the other two; the ones I took with the FTS Tactacam camera came out so washed out at the center of the image that I can't repair them with the video...
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    02-08-2020, 11:11 AM
    HollowPoint replied to a thread PCP upgrade in AirGuns
    The Walther Reign is set to come onto the market and if I understand correctly it will be in the five-hundred dollar range. It's bull pup configuration, it's regulated and said to give 60 shots on a full tank. It can also be adjusted from it's...
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    02-06-2020, 08:25 PM
    I finally made it to the shooting range today. My friend with the truck that needed fixing wasn't able to make it again this week so I was a free man. Fortunately I had already loaded up a box full of ammo I'd put together for load-workup meant...
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    01-31-2020, 11:55 PM
    I was able to upload snippets of the short videos I made of my Thermal Expansion tests. I say "Snippets" cause they were already only a minute long. I wasn't able to upload them in their native Window Movie Maker format so I had to go online...
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    01-31-2020, 07:08 PM
    Thanks cwtebay: I'm pretty sure it will shoot. What I'm not sure about yet is if it will shoot consistently and accurately. If it does then the Cat Will Be Out Of The Bag; so to speak. It will mean that for those who have access to a metal...
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    01-31-2020, 04:14 PM
    Here are three more pics of my assembled Tikka Carbon Fiber Wrapped barrel project rifle. These photos too were taken and edited in a hurry just like all the others. I'm hoping that they'll tide those of you over who have been following this...
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    01-31-2020, 12:09 PM
    Exactly. This is how I ended up doing it; mostly out of necessity. I've only contoured three different barrels in my day and each one had it's share of chatter. After the first barrel I tried different things to eliminate the chatter but no...
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    01-30-2020, 05:16 PM
    I finally got it all put back together again. I then weighed it again both with and without the scope in place. Without the scope it still weighed in at 6.11 pounds. With the scope in place it added one and a half pounds to get the total weight...
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    01-28-2020, 07:43 PM
    Here are some still photos of the results I got from my thermal expansion testing. I went ahead and used my final linear expansion results to work backwards with my mathematical calculations and it appears that by using my propane torch I had...
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    01-28-2020, 04:55 PM
    It actually did work but not by going with my original plan of using my heat-gun instead of a Bunsen burner or an open flame. The ambient temperature of the room and the barrel before applying any heat was 61 degrees F. I was only able to get...
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    01-27-2020, 11:26 PM
    I did a quick internet search of these reamers and it appears it has some positive attributes and some negative attributes. The negative attributes seem to be coming mainly from those shooters who shoot many rounds a year in competition. ...
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    01-27-2020, 09:33 PM
    If you give it a try let us know how it worked out. I've thought about reaming the throat of my 6.5x55 Swede but I may be rebarreling it later this year so I'm holding off for now. I've never heard of a Bore-Rider-Reamer till now. It looks like...
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    01-27-2020, 07:40 PM
    My Laser Theremometer Showed Up Today! Perfect timing. I got the little bit of bedding I needed to do all finished up. I also did a slight mod to my action-wrench to hold the additional recoil lug centered as I screw everything down. Now all I...
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    01-24-2020, 09:34 PM
    I called my friend earlier today. This is the guy I mentioned about promising to help him out with his 1930 Model A pickup. It looks like he won't be able to do that work next week so that means I'll be free to pursue the work on my Carbon Fiber...
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I joined as a semi-newbie. Now I've been here long enough to consider myself knowledgeable about bullet casting.

With the help of some of the more experienced bullet casters on this site, I've developed some tools and bullets for my own personal use. Among them are a Soft-Pointing tool, Boat-Tailed Gas Checks and dies, Air Gun Pellet Swager, Match-Grade Air gun Trigger, K31 scope mounts and a few other things I've posted about.

The learning never ends and the ideas keep coming. Unfortunately for me, there isn't enough time in the day to tackle them all.
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What the world calls "Global Warming", we in Arizona call "Summer Time."
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Hunting, Fishing, Reloading,Tinkering, Inventing
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I'm a self-employed auto upholster by trade. Also an automotive after-market products installer

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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