BEFORE I HEAR IT AGAIN I KNOW I SHOULD HAVE LET A PROFESSION HANDLE IT. I picked up my new 6.5-06AI from my smith this week and instead of just getting them to do it(well I figured it would take another 3-4 months) I figured what the hell I'll do it I've done a few already. BUT the few I have done were on carbon steel actions NOT stainless. The stainless just isn't cutting much at all. I'm using an 8-40 tap and an 8-40 bottom tap, I'm using a bit that came with the setup from brownells. I believe its .139" and the OD of the tap is .155. So that's only .016" I'm having to cut but I can only get about 1/8 of a turn each time. I'll go in with the starting tap and come back with the bottom tap to try to clean it up. I've already broken 3 taps. IF I try to go much past an 1/8 of a turn it will just bind up and they just break. I've never had this much trouble tapping anything in my life!!!!!!!!!!