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Hornady oal guage & 5/16-36 tap ??

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Unread 04-28-2010, 02:51 PM
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Re: Hornady oal guage & 5/16-36 tap ??

bigbuck- If you get stuck with a minimun order place being your only option just buy 3 or 4 of them how ever many you need to make the order. Then sell the extra ones on here. I'd be willing to buy one!
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Re: Hornady oal guage & 5/16-36 tap ??

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Huh, I think a guy could make a tool that used normal threads fairly easy. Maybe when I get some time I should try making one. I can see that using a fire case from your chamber would be more accurate.
Yes NF 5/16-24 would be sufficient don't know why they went with the off thread pitch unless it was to discourage folks from making their own cases. Oh and make the entire thing from METAL. The Hornady tool has a plastic inner push rod that dimples the first time you use the thumb screw on it making it rather difficult to take an average of 3 measurements cuz they all come out the same, should have used 1/8" SS round stock. I hate it when someone takes a great idea for a tool and goes cheapo on the materials they manufacture it from. Also, the Hornady tool features a sharp corner at the base of the thread relief which tends stress fracture with repeated use. When you make yours make sure to leave a small radius in that corner. If it is worth making make it right folks!


Bigbuck, check the yellow pages for a machine tool supply house. There is bound to be one somewhere nearby and if they don't have the tap/tap drill combo in stock order it through them and they will absorb the majority of the minimum order cost. You may pay a little more but won't buy a bunch of taps you don't need.
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Yes NF 5/16-24 would be sufficient don't know why they went with the off thread pitch unless it was to discourage folks from making their own cases. Oh and make the entire thing from METAL. The Hornady tool has a plastic inner push rod that dimples the first time you use the thumb screw on it making it rather difficult to take an average of 3 measurements cuz they all come out the same, should have used 1/8" SS round stock. I hate it when someone takes a great idea for a tool and goes cheapo on the materials they manufacture it from. Also, the Hornady tool features a sharp corner at the base of the thread relief which tends stress fracture with repeated use. When you make yours make sure to leave a small radius in that corner. If it is worth making make it right folks!


Bigbuck, check the yellow pages for a machine tool supply house. There is bound to be one somewhere nearby and if they don't have the tap/tap drill combo in stock order it through them and they will absorb the majority of the minimum order cost. You may pay a little more but won't buy a bunch of taps you don't need.
fj40mojo, I called my step dad and asked him if his place of work had it and they said nope . Now he runs a Monarc and their is about 5 other manual lathes they have a huge selection of tools/taps/ I just knew they had it but they don't neither does anyone near me have it they just look at me real funny when I ask them about it. I feel like HORNADY used this on purpose maybe?? I'm going to get it know matter what it costs so I want have to give them 11.00 and watch the brown truck over and over

IOWABOY Thats a good ideah but the problem is the tap was going to be $20.06 If I decide to go that route I'll HOLLER at ya

Good evening everyone and Thanks for yalls help

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Huh, I think a guy could make a tool that used normal threads fairly easy. Maybe when I get some time I should try making one. I can see that using a fire case from your chamber would be more accurate.

bigngreen, I just ordered one from MSC Hornady said $90.00 but I got one for $32.90 that includes shipping. kind of high for a itty bitty tap but it's worth it to me to be able to Tap my own fire formed brass and not have to waite for the UPS truck every time

Thanks everyone for the help.

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Re: Hornady oal guage & 5/16-36 tap ??

Just go easy with it, brass is kinda sticky to tap.
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Re: Hornady oal guage & 5/16-36 tap ??

I bought the tap and tap drill combo from Idaho Machinery and Supply in Meridian ID for $12.62 tax included. PM me if you want cases made.
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I bought the tap and tap drill combo from Idaho Machinery and Supply in Meridian ID for $12.62 tax included. PM me if you want cases made.
Ouch I payed to much then I'm glad you found a good deal though. I had to let my step dad take it to his work and fix my shell up . He runs a monarch . Keep us informed on what tools you use to modify your cases and good luck .

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