The Italian Screw Machine nears Completion

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  1. royinidaho

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    OK all you high tech rifle part makers with your fancy CNCs you're in trouble now:rolleyes:

    You been warned!!

    If some one wants something bad enough here's what can happen.

    Keep in mind a couple of things:

    • I'm dumber than a post
    • Lazier than a useless hound dog
    • Half a bubble off of plumb and a half step out of step
    • But by darn when I want something I'll jump thru some hoops to get it.
    First here's my apartment living set up.

    My nifty workbench
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    My really cool and sometimes wet Shop!
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    A couple of finished products
    The shadows make them look different but they are "exactly" the same.
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    Making the point - video
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    Making the shank - video
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    Rhian, Hope you got nothing in your mouth!!!!!!!

    And the whole damn thing was run by steam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . LMAO

    video

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    eatcherheartsout........ GO LEGOs.........
     
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  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Roy I dont know what the hell you have there bullets or plumb bobs? Explain
     

  3. MT4XFore

    MT4XFore Well-Known Member

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    Whew, Roy...........there for a second I thought maybe you had invented a self-satisfaction device of somekind! Those two tips you showed us had "woof" written all over them. I could see it!! 'Specially since the "woof rider" to the spending bill passed. Hurry home fella, it's time to manage!!!!!

    Jim
     
  4. royinidaho

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    Ya get rid of the plastic tips + a little then press them in.

    You end up with one of these.

    (160 class 277 bullet. BC 0.658 computer calculated.

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  5. trebark

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    Nice work Roy. Are you ready to go into mass production? lots of 270 shooters out there!
     
  6. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    oh I got it that flew right over my head. So your making brass tips of bullets to up the BC got it thats way cool. Whats the bullet your using AMAX, ACCUBOND?
     
  7. bigngreen

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    Thanks for the heads up :D I just don't have any words except WOW!!! Looking forward to sending some down range! gun)
     
  8. royinidaho

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    308Nate asked me about who wrote the G Code (whatever that is:rolleyes:). . .
    That was before I revealed the lathe was LEGO driven.:D
    Nate, getcher kids a Mindstorms set and get'em started early. This is one of my funnest projects.

    Here's the code.

    It seems this stuff is designed for elementary school kids. Geeze I fit right in.:D

    Oh, for full effect click on the bottom three pics in the first post. They're videos.
     

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  9. shorty

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    At first glance at the title I thought Berlosconi was at it again! Very much like the results,But don't think a similar work shop is gonna fly with the wife.

    Any plans for 30cal.?
     
  10. royinidaho

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    Shorty,

    There isn't much need for a new 30 cal bullet as there are plenty of selections available for every use.

    My motivation is the lack of 270 cal offerings. Many manufacturers are introducing new bullets on a regular basis. However, they skip from 6.5 to 7mm, right over the 270 cal.

    I figure there are plenty of 270 shooters that would like a much higher bc that what is offered in a 160 class bullet. The 160 grain range is about right for the WSM and a bit heavy for the Winchester cartridge. However, the same process can be used for the 130 and 140 grain offerings bringing them both to a much more respectable BC and about 10 more grains of weight.

    Plus to me, a higher bc 160 grain offering that will handle the riggers of my 270 AM and it's extreme velocities is the great benefit. Push the 160 w/a .6+ bc @ 3500 to 3600 FPS and see what time is taken off flight time at 1500 yards. Its worth the labor!
     
  11. load

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    my boy just won "excellence in engineering" awards at the state science fair from both he army and air force using the nxt:D just gotta look out when you walk in the room cause his robot might be on *attack* mode!:D
    by the way love the idea! however that doesn't look like the expanded code
     
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    shorty Well-Known Member

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    Roy, I just ran the numbers thru JBM using local conditions.

    TOF at 1500...1.880...Impressive.
     
  13. royinidaho

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    Load,
    Expanded code...I have no idea of what that is. . . :rolleyes: Maybe your son can give me some pointer......Really. I'm going to switch to a "C" type code. I better understand that kind of language. Plus its more flexible.

    Shorty,

    The much more rough (inconsistent) ones I shot for terminal performance were sporting accurate @ 200 yds, around MOA and terminally spot on.

    Some will be in the air in the near future so we'll see about the "in the field" bc.
     
  14. MT4XFore

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    Roy, that is so cool!! Does the Mrs. catch the tip when it comes flying off at the end?