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  1. BurnOut

    Is it worth keeping a 308 around?

    IMO, .308 is worth keeping around for the simple fact that it is almost always a good option for most rifle-appropriate shooting scenarios. Rarely is it the best option, but it's almost always a good one. Versatility is what the .308 does better than pretty much anything else I can think of.
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    bolt thrust pressure

    I'm by no means an expert in this area, and to be honest, I may not even have enough knowledge to be considered an amateur, but I would think that there are still too many variables in regard to the parameters you've mentioned. Questions like, what is the finish on the chamber? What is the...
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    Custom die leaving marks

    The inside of the die can be given a light polish pretty easily with JB Bore Paste, KG2, or similar. It doesn't take much, but it can make a big difference.
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    Shilen Alternut System w/ Remington 700

    This is the first I have heard of the Alternut, and it looks like an interesting concept in that the tenon threads are separate from the threads with which the nut interfaces. I suppose that the idea is to leave the breach end of the barrel as thick as possible for as much of the breach as...
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    Anyone ever use their illumination?

    Yeah, for some night time critter control.
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    Is this the new budget scope to beat? SWFA is on notice!

    Sir, while I greatly appreciate the time you took to provide through-scope pics, I feel that I must alert you to what can only be a serious hazard to your safety as a shooter; in the second pic, your weapon has apparently been assembled backwards, as the bolt handle and safety can both be...
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    PSA - Fit between Ruger American Ranch and Boyd's Pro Varmint stock

    Long story short, I have a Ruger American Ranch (chambered in 45 Raptor...-ish) that I dropped into a Boyd's Pro Varmint stock. In a lot of ways, the fit is great... the barrel channel is correctly shaped (if somewhat odd looking with the wide fore end of the Pro Varmint and the relatively...
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    Wells Fargo sues Gunwerks in Federal Court

    Something to note here; local/city grants are VERY rarely made in cash... they're almost always in the form of taxes (usually property) that won't be owed. I can't speak to this particular situation, but that's what I saw when my then-girlfriend worked for a small-ish city in Texas.
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    Best bolt lube for PRS

    The Crunch Enhancer! You know, it's a non-nutritive cereal varnish. It's semi-permiable. It's not osmotic. What it does is it coats and seals the flake, prevents the milk from penetrating it.
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    3 R rifling

    That's pretty much my gut feeling as well, based on reading that I've done... but I don't have the apples-to-apples experience to back it up. I have an AR Performance barrel installed on an upper that I recently finished building, but I have not shot it yet... however, it is the only barrel I...
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    Looking at the announcement for these variants of the MDR, I have to admit (as a '19 MDR owner) to being envious of the higher durability polymer; I haven't had any issues, but more stronger is more better. Regarding the trigger, I have the JARD sear...
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    Howa Mini 1500 stock fitting.

    Very nice! As a Howa mini action fan, I commend you for pursuing this!
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    Projectile diameter vs nominal bore diameter... how tight is too tight?

    If it makes you feel any better, I was getting those numbers with a Mitutoyo QuantuMike rather than a set of calipers. Regarding your point about accuracy vs. precision, point taken; I would have to be certain of my instrument's calibration in order to have any confidence in its accuracy.
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    Projectile diameter vs nominal bore diameter... how tight is too tight?

    I know that it's a bit ridiculous to go into the sub-thou range on measurements, but I wanted to convey the OD of the projectiles as accurately as possible. In any event, the bore in question is a factory Ruger piece; I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't setting myself up for a kaboom. I...
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    Projectile diameter vs nominal bore diameter... how tight is too tight?

    In my 450 Bushmaster/45 Raptor bolt gun saga, I have decided that there aren't enough .452 (450 BM/45R) diameter rifle projectiles to make me happy, so I'm playing with swaging down some copper jacketed .458 projectiles; specifically, some 325 gr Hornady FTXs. After swaging them down in two...
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    Folder vs non folder options

    As someone who has a couple folders, that's been my experience. I have had fantasies of stuffing a folded rifle in a pack or slinging one on my back while I hike/ride/whatever to a location, but reality to this point has been that I can drive right up to where I need to go with my rifle safely...
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    Hunting rig chambering?

    Primary consideration (for me) for a hunting rifle is the ability to find ammo at the backwoodsest country store you ever heard of ('cause shit happens), so I say go long action and either 7mm Rem Mag or 300 Win Mag.
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    4R rifling?

    I have a 3R AR barrel. I haven't had a chance to get to the range with it yet, but it's sure odd looking down the barrel and seeing so few lands/grooves.
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    So, uh, it turns out that decimal places matter...

    I have been having a problem with one of my rifles (Tikka T3) not being able to reliably fire ammo that I reloaded. I've been cussing at this thing off and on for a few months now, disassembling the bolt, polishing the firing pin, etc... None of it...
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    Goldilocks - which "middle" 7mm?

    I see it like this: 7mm-08 = small .284Win/.284AI = medium 7mm WSM/SAUM/Rem Mag/LRM = large 7mm-300 Norma/28 Nosler = extra large This opinion is worth everything you've paid for it.