Finding your lands (video)

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  1. Alex Wheeler

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    Good job Alex. Now back to work on my rifles!

    This is the most repeatable way I've ever found guys, this is good stuff. It does not rely on a certain neck tension. You can put that barreled action away and come back in a year, with the same bullet and come out with the same touch number.

    I recommend a sticky so it's easy to refer people to this. This, no doubt will help a lot of folks.

    Tom
     
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    Nice....... Great job....... well executed !.!.!
     
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    Great post and video, I wish I had this a year ago.
    Thanks
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    this is how I am doing it now and it is very repeatable. a shooting buddy of mine told me this method literally a week ago. great video!
     
  6. potatoe

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    Great stuff Alex! I've been needing a way to figure out the touch and this is great info. but wholy middle fingernail man! stop play so much paper football;)
     
  7. Alex Wheeler

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    Thats what happens when you stick your finger in a belt sander. It only took me one time to learn its not a good idea :)
     
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    Once he gets a bit older he'll get his man hands. Still a bit feminine at his age lol.

    Tom
     
  9. potatoe

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    Whats the farthest you've gone off of touch?
     
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    On problem barrels I have gone past .100" jump. It didnt work but I did try it. Usually my loads end up between .010" in the lands and .010" off the lands.
     
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    Thanks for the video. My education moved forward.
     
  12. potatoe

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    What do you normally find is the distance between a hard jam and the touch?
     
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    Between 10 thousands either direction in my dashers. 100% of them. Berger vlds, 103 vapor trail, h4895, Varget, Rl15. If it won't do it's job with one of those, take it off and buy a kreiger.

    Tom
     
  14. potatoe

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    Thanks Tom, I've had a bunch of custom barrels and I have to agree with your choice on that one ;)
     
  15. Alex Wheeler

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    It depends on the bullet grip but about .030"
     
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    Great info, thanks Alex

    Rich
     
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    Well Done
    Thank you!



    Paul
     
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    Excellent video. thanks for making it.
     
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    Thanks Alex That helped clear things up for me. I'll try this method tomorrow.
     
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    Alex, thank you for the vid. I went out and checked on the new set up and was 20 thou off, I had not removed the FP and Eject. ;)
     

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