I am holding my nose and taking the plunge, but wanted some reccomendations from the smiths here before I make a three thousand pound mistake. Here is what I am thinking about,the Jet 14x40 3 1/8 spindle bore or the larger grizzly gunsmithing lathe. There is a big price difference between them, but I have seen the types of work that can be turned out on the Jet. I admittedly do not know much about the grizzly other than I fondled Mickey Coleman's and reccomendations from the internet. I know the jet has a huge headstock and you cannot indicate the muzzle with a spider, but am stil leaning that way. My smith built some bushings that fit tight on the muzzle and slide into the big lathe head bore. He then indicates the barrel in on the lands where the throat will be, threads, drills and bores, and then pushes the reamer using a dead center rather than a floating holder. Every chamber he has done for me will indicate to .0002 or usually better. The inability to indicate in the muzzle when chambering through the headstock seems to be the only drawback of having such a big lathe. I do not ever plan to do work for the public but want to learn to true remington actions, chamber my own benchrest rifles and hunting rifles, turn parts to make a few rests, and any general needs my old shoptask will not handle. Are there any other lathes I should be considering? Any input between these two? Any recomendations as to a source for the lathe that also carries milling machines, just figure I will get it all over with at one time.