Re: To float or not to float that is the question.
We have cut 4 barrels on this Lathe, this was the 5th, the tube was full of oil and we only cut about a 1/16th to 1/8.every time blowing chips and keeping cutting oil flowing NOT coolant.
and the cutter broke and we called a well known barrel company, they sent a new barrel (no problem) I showed it to some of my friends
WOW! the barrel is a bit tight it sets in good, right to the botton of the channel, I plan to re-bed the action and float it.
I was told it is a target barrel, I used a bore scope and it was the sight of a tack driver, no question. the barrel was just a touch heavyer than the origenal it was one that was designed for a Springfild Compition rifle. I was so scared they would say sorry, but they said they would cut the chamber for a larger diamiter caliber(case).
I cant send photos this PC its is a piece of junk and I cant do a thing, so if you send me an e- mail I can get a photo out to you and if you would please post here for me.
This is a project, some of my family here and in Canada know knew my Uncle, well he died a few years back and left 4 Garands and 6 Springfields, as a kid he would let me clean and oil his Springfields, he had a Springfield he started to sporterise I have a few others but this one is a bit special I have well over $1200 into it and I have a stock that needs a few places fixed he cut an area fer the peep sights and needs to be filled.