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Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 02-12-2014, 09:30 PM
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Posted By greydog
I do not make barrels but I have installed many...

I do not make barrels but I have installed many hundreds of them. I have worked with barrelmakers and spoken with others.
The stress in barrels comes from two sources. The first source is the...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-14-2014, 04:56 PM
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Posted By greydog
It is strange that Ruger chose to produce barrels...

It is strange that Ruger chose to produce barrels which were so large. Perhaps they did this to accomodate Hornady bullets which are .312. Winchester bullets I measured are .310. Some old CIL 215...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 12-10-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 38
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Posted By greydog
Trez, That is a truly cool piece of gear. GD

Trez,
That is a truly cool piece of gear. GD
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 12-07-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,026
Posted By greydog
The most accurate rifles are built for short...

The most accurate rifles are built for short range BR competition. The second most accurate are those built for 1000yd BR competition. The third most accurate are rifles built for 50 cal BR...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 12-02-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,957
Posted By greydog
I don't know that I would say the Springfield...

I don't know that I would say the Springfield take on it is better done. They substituted a fragile firing pin, an inferior breeching system, and a less- robust receiver. Winchester stayed with the...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 12-01-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 58
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Posted By greydog
The CZ550 is more like a Mauser 98 than others...

The CZ550 is more like a Mauser 98 than others but it is not a 98. It does have some 98 Mauser features but so do a lot of others. The breeching system of the CZ550 is like that of the 98. It has an...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 11-28-2013, 04:52 AM
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Posted By greydog
1. The 721 does not have the riveted extractor. ...

1. The 721 does not have the riveted extractor.
2. Lubricant on the cartridge really has very little effect on bolt thrust.
3. Old brass can become brittle with age and split but this sounds like...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 11-26-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,611
Posted By greydog
I've looked carefully through this thread and...

I've looked carefully through this thread and couldn't find any information as to what make of action you have. This matters since different actions are made from different steels. Also access to the...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 10-27-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 556
Posted By greydog
Rifles intended for target shooting have to be...

Rifles intended for target shooting have to be built with the type of shooting in mind. Short Range (100-200-300yd) rifles are probably the most specialized rifles in the world of rifles. Short range...
Firearms Forum: Competition Shooting 10-25-2013, 01:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,294
Posted By greydog
One of the more popular long range competitions...

One of the more popular long range competitions today is "F" class. "F" class is a class of shooting originally developed by a Canadian target shooter named George Farquharson (The "F" stands for...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 10-22-2013, 06:54 PM
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Posted By greydog
Ruger still uses the angled front guard screw...

Ruger still uses the angled front guard screw which is a patented feature of their action. I have always sort of liked the feature. Many dislike it because it complicates bedding but I have never...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 03-07-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By greydog
The post-64 receiver and bolt are longerthan the...

The post-64 receiver and bolt are longerthan the pre-64. The post 64 classic or the Model 70 made by FN is the same length but your receiver lacks the ejector blade and the cut for it. There are...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 02-14-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 41,487
Posted By greydog
I have always felt having the screw into the...

I have always felt having the screw into the recoil lug, at the extreme front of the action, created a complication. Winchester obviously thought so as well since they moved the location when they...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 02-04-2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By greydog
By now you will have reamed to a depth of about 1...

By now you will have reamed to a depth of about 1 1/8 inches at the corner of the shoulder. The 308 chamber is just over 1 1/2 inches to this point from the bolt face. Your protrusion, if you are...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 01-31-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By greydog
Now, before you start chambering, you will want...

Now, before you start chambering, you will want to take some measurements on your reamer. If you are chambering a 308, you will measure the diameter at the shoulder and you will measure the distance...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 01-31-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By greydog
Back again. Just to clarify a little bit on the...

Back again.
Just to clarify a little bit on the previous post. The description of contouring a barrel is for those who do not have a copier or a taper attachment for their lathe. The use of either...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 01-31-2013, 12:07 AM
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Posted By greydog
What vintage is your Model 70? GD

What vintage is your Model 70? GD
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 01-30-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By greydog
There are a number of perfectly acceptable ways...

There are a number of perfectly acceptable ways to set up and fit and chamber rifle barrels. Some methods are more precise than others. Some methods have greater potential for error than others....
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-27-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,706
Posted By greydog
I'm only interested in comparisons I can verify....

I'm only interested in comparisons I can verify. I don't do comparisons based on what it says on Hornady's website or in someone's program. I only go by what I see over the chronograph and in the...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-26-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,706
Posted By greydog
I built a 7mm-08 for long range competition back...

I built a 7mm-08 for long range competition back in about 1979. It worked fairly well but no better than a 308. The only advantage was that recoil was slightly less with bullets of equivalent...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-26-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By greydog
The Savage "F" class rifle is a good starting...

The Savage "F" class rifle is a good starting point and one on which you can build as you become more involved. Savage is the only major manufacturer to get real involved in "F" class. They even went...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 01-26-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By greydog
Bore the muzzle end of the barrel to 7/16 inch to...

Bore the muzzle end of the barrel to 7/16 inch to a depth of about one half inch. Make a bushing which is 5/16 ID to fit the liner and 7/16 OD to fit the bored muzzle. When the liner is in place,...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-26-2013, 02:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By greydog
From time to time, I think it is a good idea to...

From time to time, I think it is a good idea to describe "F" class; what it is and where it came from. Although it's a fairly new sport, there have already been enough changes that it now has a...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 01-11-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By greydog
A standard twist drill, silver soldered on to an...

A standard twist drill, silver soldered on to an extension will work just fine but you have to withdraw the drill to clean frequently. In a 22 bore, a 5/16 drill can go no more than 1/2 inch before...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 01-05-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,165
Posted By greydog
Just another example of the decline of our...

Just another example of the decline of our civilization. It has been said that human brain function has peaked and is likely to be in decline. There appears to be plenty of evidence to support this...
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