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    Just dont give up!

    Just the fact that barrels probably don't need break in
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    Just dont give up!

    Come on now, don't let exasperation get in the way of a good argument:p
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    Just dont give up!

    You'll note I said that planes are torture tested before they fly. It was the second sentence in my last post.. But planes aren't given a break-in period. A part inspection isn't the same as break-in. Testing for design and tolerance isn't the same as breaking in. And a big diesel would...
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    Just dont give up!

    True, but... the latest in aerospace tech is testing prior to the first part actually moving. Planes are torture tested before they even fly. Rebuilding an engine is a thing one did 20+ years ago. We might rebuild 20+ year old engines today, but lemme give you a different angle: I have owned...
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    Just dont give up!

    Not a Walmart Remington 783. Cheapest piece of crap ever made. Cheaper than a Mosin-Nagant. Yet from day one it shoots MOA or better with a Chinese scope. Sadly(I guess?) science and mathematics has superceded craft and skill. I hate such guns, but their inherent accuracy from the point of...
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    Just dont give up!

    I respect the fellas work, but what if an airplane had to meet the same standards? Surely, something that is required to defy gravity, carry 200 folk, and has 10,000 moving parts is more complicated than a rifle? And can't afford to require a break in period? Machining is the science of...
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    Just dont give up!

    I lean towards the idea that after 100 shots with a new gun, the shooter has been "learnt", as we say, to shoot THAT gun correctly. Barrels can certainly be defective, or have unpolished bores though. After 100 shots on the range in basic training, having never used an M-16, I did not assume...
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    Ron Scott

    Got one waiting for any taker! Haven't smoked a cigar since March 13th 2020 until that one and I don't mind sharing!
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    "Stower's Thumper"

    Anyone recognize a Pennsylvania style poor boy .40 with a red maple stock, and a crude carving "Stower's Thumper" on the underside of the buttstock? Has what I thought was a sloppy single trigger, but what I have deluded myself to believe is a two stage trigger meant to surprise ye every time...
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    Putting food on the table with primitive weapons

    In fact me Aint(sic) Reba would make chicken or squirrel pastry on the farm. Never lived there see... but we made the annual pilgrimage every Thanksgiving to Branch Farm, Branch Farm Road, Macclesfield, North Carolina. The week led up to Thanksgiving. Snipe hunts for the younguns, squirrel...
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    Putting food on the table with primitive weapons

    Believe it or not, chicken. Squirrel dumplins is as good as chicken in NC. Of course, it ent called dumplins in NC. "Chicken and Dumplins" is Chicken Pastry in NC... so Squirrel Pastry.
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    Ron Scott

    Not so. Lotta folks on this site own swamped barrel 4A maple guns that cost 1000 or less and despite not having been teched by a modern master, they both look and shoot good. We aren't comparing apples to oranges, but rather maybe crab apples to Red Delicious to Galas to Fujis. Money can buy...
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    Ron Scott

    So it's a bench copy of a Jaeger gun? Looks nice. How much is the original?
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    Ron Scott

    Tent true. The first part at least. Everything, new or used is only worth what someone will pay. As said above, the price is set by the consumer, not the producer. Unless we're talking the nutmeg monopoly of 400 years ago. A builder is entitled to what the market says it's worth, not what...
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