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Reply #15 - Jun 28th, 2021 at 11:08am
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Cuslog - when we met at Ron's were you the fellow with the High Wall with the nicely drawn and filed and polished  octagon stainless steel RKS barrel? It had great sharp corners.


  
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Reply #16 - Jun 28th, 2021 at 12:44pm
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Yes, that was me !
Since then, built my own rifling machine / making my own barrels.
Still learning though, not yet as good as Ron's.
  
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Reply #17 - Jun 28th, 2021 at 12:47pm
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Are you making straight twist or have you copied the Pope/Ron Smith gain twist rifling technique? 
Do you have a deep depth boring machine?
  
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Reply #18 - Jun 28th, 2021 at 6:40pm
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Just straight twist for now. Machine I built will deep hole drill, ream and cut rifling. Bores I'm getting I'm pretty happy with, grooves - not so much - look a bit "scratchy". Probably just cutter sharpening technique or maybe the material. I'm still playing around in 4140 chromoly, haven't tried 416R yet.
  
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Reply #19 - Jul 12th, 2021 at 12:49pm
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Just a follow-up. After reading the responses, I went out to the shop and built one, based loosely on the photo from Schuetzendave. Built from off cuts / scraps left over from other projects. (Obviously, bought the bags.) Still need to pick up a couple of thumb knobs. A bit taller than some others - trying to sit a bit more erect at the bench - seems to help with the recoil from a 45/70 with a crescent butt plate. Roll Eyes Something to start with anyway, may build another some day - after discovering the shortcomings of this one.
  
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Reply #20 - Jul 12th, 2021 at 2:34pm
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That'd very nice, cuslog, and I'd never guess it was made from "scraps".

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Reply #21 - Jul 12th, 2021 at 3:47pm
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With different rifle stock configurations or having to shoot a distance uphill I have found you can run out of elevation adjustment.

So I make a couple of sets of screws for the tripod feet that allows me to obtain the additional elevation that my bench rest requires.

I need the long ones to shoot uphill at the Stars & Stripes Schuetzen Range at Nine Mile Falls, WA.
  
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Reply #22 - Jul 12th, 2021 at 3:59pm
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Nice job and it should work well for your own personal needs.
  

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Reply #23 - Jul 12th, 2021 at 5:33pm
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Schuetzendave wrote on Jul 12th, 2021 at 3:47pm:
With different rifle stock configurations or having to shoot a distance uphill I have found you can run out of elevation adjustment.

So I make a couple of sets of screws for the tripod feet that allows me to obtain the additional elevation that my bench rest requires.

I need the long ones to shoot uphill at the Stars & Stripes Schuetzen Range at Nine Mile Falls, WA.


Tried it out last week before paint - at a relatively flat range, I was pretty much bottomed out and it worked OK - 5 or so inches of vertical adjustment left for those uphill ranges - and 2" L/R for those sidehill ones. Wink
  
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Reply #24 - Jul 14th, 2021 at 9:30am
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I really Hate the "spiked" screw feet that will destroy nicely
made bench tops. 
I use rubber cane tips to cover the spikes on my Caldwell
Bench Rest. I think just as good as the spikes digging into the wood bench tops
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Reply #25 - Jul 14th, 2021 at 9:46am
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All the ranges I shoot at have cement tops and the feet do not cause any damage to them.
  
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Reply #26 - Jul 14th, 2021 at 9:54am
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Ha !
Kinda off topic but:
I've had bloody elbows from shooting my 45/70 with 535 gr. / 67gr BP loads. Recoil so fierce my elbows were skidding on the rubber bench tops. Looked down and wondered where the heck the blood was coming from.
Next rifle will be a 38-55 or maybe even 32-40 and lighter bullets ! Wink
  
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Reply #27 - Jul 14th, 2021 at 10:09am
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Cuslog,
That is why I wear elbow pads when shooting the larger calibers off the bench, including BPCR and also more heavy recoiling modern rifles
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Reply #28 - Jul 14th, 2021 at 3:47pm
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Will, do you sell your rests? If so do you have additional info?
  
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Reply #29 - Jul 14th, 2021 at 5:54pm
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"Old Ugly" Built in 1990.A friend built two of them,can change out cradles,side adjust,plenty of elevation. I have a Randle Rest also...
  

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