January 31, 2008 at 4:45 am #1435rhodermanParticipant
And Thanks to all of you for being here!
I’ll be getting a Talon SS from Anthony at Talon Tunes soon. Still need to order it though. Going to be my birthday present from my wife. Gotta love her!
I’m thinking a Talon SS in .177 since I mostly plink in the back yard out to 60 yards max. I have an S410ERB in .22 for the squirrely stuff when the need arises.
Is there any choice/option, or just a TSS in .177? I’m wondering if there is a barrel length choice, or something along that line. I’ll also be getting the tank adapter to Foster QD. I plan to use glass. I’ll piece in the other add-ons as time and cash allow, like Bipod, etc.
I have a BAM B51 that I’ve spent a bit of time getting it to shoot nicely. Those are a lot of fun.
I hope to have many fun evenings out in the shop or the yard working on and shooting this and the other rifles. I love home shop machining and I have a South Bend 10K lathe which I hope to put to good use in due time. I plan to bug the folks in the Mods/Machinists forum a lot.
Yeah, I’ll be trying to pick your brains for a while, so I thought I’d introduce myself first. I’ve lurked since you started TAG/TAF, just now getting around to registering since I’m pretty sure I’ll be owning one soon.
Happy Shooting to all of you!
JimJanuary 31, 2008 at 5:42 am #32894walkonkingParticipant
Very cool. Welcome and join in. These guns excel in .22 and in .25. Since you are getting it from Tony you might think about whacking with a .25!
Mine is in .22 and it is great for plinking. Great fun.January 31, 2008 at 6:59 pm #32930jimboParticipant
You should stay with .177 just because he’s working on a .22 for me and given that we share a name I’d hate to confuse him!
Actually, if everything you have is in .22 then I’d stay with one caliber and dial down the power when appropriate.
By the way, I have a South Bend model A, which I think exchanges parts with the 10k. It is a fun tool, but having no formal training on it or on metalworking I have a heck of a time with precision work – there are tricks and techniques for layout and setup that I need to learn somehow. Just not enough hours in the day.
JimFebruary 1, 2008 at 2:28 pm #32983rhodermanParticipant
I have a mix of 22 and 177. I’ll probably stay with the 177 because of the economy. That, and I can get a 22 barrel later.
Not sure about the A model of SouthBend. Mine is quick change gears, which is real nice. South Bend puts out a booklet called “How to Run a Lathe” which has a lot of really good information in it. The main thing nowadays is using good carbide tooling. Buy the best you can afford.
JimFebruary 1, 2008 at 8:50 pm #33016jimboParticipant
The model A does have the quick change gearbox, and mine came with that booklet which is very helpful.
I don’t think mine is rigid enough or has enough juice to make efficient use of carbide. The negative rake forces the work away from the cutter which kills the precision and introduces chatter. The carbide inserts are convenient, but HSS works better for me on the smaller machine.
What I really need to do is get a better toolpost…any one got an AXA post they aren’t using?
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