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Unread 08-27-2013, 03:00 PM
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Re: Modified case

I have a Stoney Point and it is 5/16-36 as well.
I bought a tap from MSC several years ago and it has served me well. Seems a little pricey but it does not take long to pay for itself.

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    Unread 08-27-2013, 07:22 PM
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    Re: Modified case

    I have one you can borrow if making one doesn't work out.
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    Unread 08-28-2013, 10:23 AM
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    Re: Modified case

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    Originally Posted by Clay Target Guy View Post
    I have a Stoney Point and it is 5/16-36 as well.
    I bought a tap from MSC several years ago and it has served me well. Seems a little pricey but it does not take long to pay for itself.

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    you are correct, and I stand corrected. I checked the tool the other night. Where I got the 5/16-27TPI in my head I don't know. Still the extra fine thread for a .312" diameter is 32tpi, so that doesn't make much sense as well. They should have made it M8-32tpi, which is the standard Timken bearing nut thread. 8mm is .315" diameter, and 32 threads per inch is standard. Next one finer is 40tpi, and that's used on the 5/16" diameter. 36 TPI just doesn't make much sense at all, and it just slightly short of the standard 1.0 metric thread. surprised that somebody like Redding hasn't jumped on this one.
    gary
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    Unread 09-01-2013, 07:31 AM
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    Re: Modified case

    I think they do that so its harder to make yourself so you'll have to buy theirs.
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    Unread 09-01-2013, 07:55 AM
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    Re: Modified case

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    5/16x36 is correct tap size, and I use 9/32" drill (.2854 is correct, but 9/32 works well) buy the tap/drill and then you can make cases for all your reloading cals.
    or send me 2 fired cases and I will make them for you.

    Is this offer open to anyone???
    I've been waiting for months for 2 modified cases
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    Unread 09-01-2013, 08:32 AM
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    Re: Modified case

    Got mine from msc also. Made in bosnia or something.
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    Unread 09-03-2013, 08:46 AM
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    Re: Modified case

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    I picked up a couple at a gander Mountain close out sale, but traded them away a couple months ago! Make your out modified case. The 5/16-27 tap can be bought, and a .312" reamer will get you by. But a .001" undersized reamer would be far better. These are not hard to find as well.

    Take a once fired case (unsized) and see if the bullet will slide into it freely. If not the .311" reamer will work. The threaded hole is another, but not that hard to take care of. You could single point the thread if you have a lathe and are good at grinding high speed tool bits
    gary
    I think the 5/16-27 is the thread used on shotgun cleaning brushes/patches etc.
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