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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:12 am 
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I can not believe how difficult it is to buy a Range rod or an Indicator rod in the UK. What do they think I am going to do with them for Gods sake beat people to death with them run riot stab peoples eyes out with them. The USA wont send them to the UK. They are a piece of stainless rod with a bushing on one end for Gods sake.
I really do despair.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:13 am 
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Don't despair - just buy a good quality DTI with a long finger............


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:19 am 
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The Gun Pimp wrote:
Don't despair - just buy a good quality DTI with a long finger............


This! But just remember if you are using it to clock a bore, and so have it set at an angle, then the measurement isn't accurate. Not a huge problem for clocking as you are just looking for zero!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:50 am 
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Brownells seem to sell them..

https://www.brownells.co.uk/REVOLVER-RA ... -080617138


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Might be a daft question but if they are "a piece of stainless rod with a bushing on one end" and you have a lathe etc can't you just make your own???.

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I intend to have a go problem is the rods need to be a very accurate diameter and snug fit in the bore so you can indicate off it to make sure everything is running central.
Just need to find some spare time to remove the barrel from the action have a go.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:30 pm 
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Turning the required long taper on a lathe is problematical and such things are best produced and more accurate when ground. The taper allows for variance on say a 30 cal bore and the removable bushing at .300" or +/- 0.0005" ensures the system is accurately centred. I oil mine as well when in use.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:11 am 
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Turning the required long taper on a lathe is problematical and such things are best produced and more accurate when ground. The taper allows for variance on say a 30 cal bore and the removable bushing at .300" or +/- 0.0005" ensures the system is accurately centred. I oil mine as well when in use.


Yes and that is why it is probably not a good ides for me to try and do this with my current set up.


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I have a cunning plan. :squirrel:


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I had photos but my new phone is pap the computer does not recognize it when plugged into the USB socket. Cheap phones not worth the money.

Any way I have acquired a number of pilots the ones that are fitted to chamber reamers in several bore sizes. My question is the ones I have are held on by a very small c-clip how do you remove the c-clip. If you remove the c-clip does that ruin it. I have a piloted 60% muzzle chamfer tool and a slack hand full of pilots in different dimensions. I was thinking of using one to see if I could make a range rod as an experiment. Can you purchase the c-clips if you damage one.

The 60% was a mistake by the way its no good at all for what I had in mind but you live and learn.


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