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#641677 - 03/01/08 06:09 PM Re: FedEx Right in the Driveway [Re: TiminTN]
Whelen Man
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Well the trip to Chattanooga cost me but not big. I didn't buy a lathe yet. I'm looking around at some used and some new and need to make up my mind soon. That's the only way I'll know for sure the quality of work done on my barrels and actions. At Chattanooga though I went by Sportsman's Warehouse and there were 4 lonely boxes of the 105 Berger VLDs for only $21.99 each so they had to come home with me to care for them. If they don't behave, I'll light a fire under their tail. I figured I'll probably never see any at that price again the way bullets have went up. Only bad thing is they are two boxes of one lot and two boxes of another. Can't have everything for a bargain though.

You're doing well not to lose any brass fireforming. Most folks lose a few out of every 100 to split necks or such. That Lapua brass quality really helps with that though. Even though they don't load as easily, I don't outside chamfer my necks until after they are fireformed. I don't know if it helps or not but I like to think I'm helping strengthen the neck for fireforming. It may be wasted, but whatever.
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#642117 - 03/01/08 11:45 PM Re: FedEx Right in the Driveway [Re: Whelen Man]
TiminTN
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I have heard some very good things about the South Bend Heavy 10 lathe. The have been out of production for some time, but a not so used one would be something else.
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#642698 - 03/02/08 04:37 PM Re: FedEx Right in the Driveway [Re: TiminTN]
Whelen Man
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They've got some South Bend Lathes at the local Vo-Tech school that I understand they're going to be replacing soon and surplusing. I'm keeping an eye on them and have also found one in Georgia. That sucker weighs 4000 lbs. so I'm going to need a small army if I decide on it. It's in great shape and only used by one owner for hobby work. We'll see what I decide. It's fun just looking.
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