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Old 06-29-2009, 10:37 PM
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Re: making my own pillars

angus,
If you cover postage & a beer or two I'll turn a couple of pillars for you.
Just tell me what you want, length, ID & OD.

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Old 06-29-2009, 10:46 PM
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angus,
If you cover postage & a beer or two I'll turn a couple of pillars for you.
dk
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:12 PM
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Re: making my own pillars

that is very generous. I'll measure them up as soon as I can, but Im new to this so it may take a couple days. Would the easiest way to measure be to just remove the stock and stick a piece of wire or something up so it is past the inletting about 1/64 on the reciever side and the bottom metal side? or is this not accurate enough? Thank you very much deer killer, I am astounded yet again at the generousity of fellow shooters. and thanks to all you guys that are kind enough to lend some wisdom to a new tinkerer.

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Old 06-30-2009, 09:02 AM
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Re: making my own pillars

Would never use metal---my Smith uses G10. He is one of the best builders and a HOF shooter as well but to each his own.
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Old 06-30-2009, 04:01 PM
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Re: making my own pillars

BH, what is G10? If it's better, I want to try it.

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Old 06-30-2009, 07:35 PM
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Re: making my own pillars

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BH, what is G10? If it's better, I want to try it.

Thanks, Tom
G10 Tubes and G10 Tubing | JJ Orly.
$10 per ft.
40 ft minimum.
I suppose it can be found in smaller amounts.

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Old 06-30-2009, 08:52 PM
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Re: making my own pillars

The last time I bought some for my Smith I believe it was 20 feet. Had it delivered to him because he had run out and needed some to build my rifle that was in process.

G10 is very stable in with respect to the change in temperature and when accuracy is important the expansion rate of the pillar is a consideration. I know it is a fine point and gets itís application originally from glued in bench rest actions. Has to do with the heating and the heating of the action and its effect on the pillars during this process and the commesurate expansion against the action. Most Smiths do not understand the relationship however, my sporters are built to the same standards as my competition rifles --- they are just lighter for the most part, have the port on the right side and are repeaters LOL..
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