And so it begins

Discussion in 'Precision and Long Range Rifles' started by BurnedOutGeek, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. BurnedOutGeek

    BurnedOutGeek Forum sheriff apparently Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Got a customer that wants an accurate. 308... so we're going to true the action, and rebarrel this sucker and give it some Hawk Hill love! And what better time to do it than when its friggin 10 degrees outside. Lol

    Side note: Shop is still a work in progress, but coming along nicely.

    The victim

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    New barrel chucked up and getting indexed

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    Lands and grooves

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    Ripped the stock rifle apart to true the action

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    Nasty original

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    Got everything trued and cleaned up the threads on the stock Remington action.

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    Damn it's cold... lunch break. Lol
     
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    BurnedOutGeek Forum sheriff apparently Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Meanwhile...

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    The ding dong is being a ding dong... bonnie is barely putting up with him
     
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    BurnedOutGeek Forum sheriff apparently Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Getting ready to cut in for the recoil lug and cut the threads

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    Test fit

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    Cutting the bolt nose

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    Next is chambering

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    Chambered and ready to cut down and thread the muzzle.

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    Crazy Carl seriously?

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    Holy crap, dude! I didn't know you were a machinist, let alone had those kinda chops. Very cool!
     
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    BurnedOutGeek Forum sheriff apparently Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Since we've been freezing our collective asses off for 2 days we put the rifle on hold to add some sheetrock to the ceiling to try and keep the heat in. Little bit more shop work, and we'll get back to the fun work.
     
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    If Ol Ding Dong is who I think he is, his is an interesting story in of itself....
     
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    BurnedOutGeek Forum sheriff apparently Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Yup. That's him
     
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    Two of the three inmates that raised him are free men now. The third, whom served 25 years on death row and has been pulling time since 1979, received word last Friday that he has been approved for parole in 18 months. He had a massive heart attack on Sunday but the AED saved him. Them boys loved those dogs and had never experienced anything in prison like that before.
     
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    BurnedOutGeek Forum sheriff apparently Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    That's definitely a story that goes with his personality. He's got a bit of guard in there too.

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    BurnedOutGeek Forum sheriff apparently Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Threading the muzzle for his brake

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    Perfect

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    Got to blast it, paint it and pop it back in the stock for a test run.

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    Tim B/S/T Gestapo Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    That is exceptionally cool
     
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    Wonderful to know there are still craftsmen among us!
     
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    Man I am so jealous of people with these kinda skills. Way cool good sir. ;)
     
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    I used to run lathes back in high school. sadly the brain cells from that time seem to have moved out. most of the machines in the shop were not even digital until I left.
    nice work. it seems that true craftsmanship is becoming a lost art...
     
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