Finding your lands (video)

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  1. Alex Wheeler

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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!
     
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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;)
     
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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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    Whats the farthest you've gone off of touch?
     
  8. Alex Wheeler

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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.
     
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    What do you normally find is the distance between a hard jam and the touch?
     
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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 ;)
     
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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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    Clear and simple video without being long and tedious. Quite informative.

    You just did many of us a great service. Thanks.
     
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    Im going to be the critical one and point out a problem....at the 23 second mark, he makes the statement that "it doesn't rely on feel" and then at the 3:20 mark he starts talking about feeling the click rather than being able to hear it...Im not saying this is not a good method...but to say that it doesn't rely on "feel" is not true. and he says it again at 4:33. However, this was a very informative video and I appreciate the time you spent to provide this for us.
     
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    Thats true. What I was trying to say was with some tools you can push the bullet in the lands different amounts and that requires a "feel" to do it consistently. This way you have to feel for the click, but its either there or its not. So I should have said it doesnt require an acquired feel.
     

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