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pacrat
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Info Needed

Postby pacrat » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:35 pm

If some one here has a Forrester D/T fixture. I would appreciate info on bushing OD. Are they 5/16" OD?

I have a B-square fixture but they are now discontinued and bushings not available from them.

Thanx in advance..........pacrat

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Re: Info Needed

Postby hammermill » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:07 pm

are talking about the case legenth guage or??

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Re: Info Needed

Postby pacrat » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:27 am

hammermill wrote:are talking about the case legenth guage or??



Nope..........I need to know the OD of the drill & tap bushings used with the Forrester scope and sight drilling fixture used to drill and tap holes in the reciever of rifles.

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Re: Info Needed

Postby hammermill » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:06 am

ok i see what your after
http://www.forsterproducts.com/store.asp?pid=24833

didn,t see and external dims for the bushings at 500 bucks i would look at homebrewing one. could be a handy tool

to fill the out.3120 is the stock size for the inserts(thanks georgeg)

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Re: Info Needed

Postby paulj84003 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:43 am

The drill bushings are 5/16 od. I have both a Forester and a Billy Best drill jig. they are good jigs had the Forester since 1960. only cost 75.00 then. Paul
"a wise man learns by experience, a wiser man by the experience of others"

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Re: Info Needed

Postby pacrat » Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:05 pm

Thanx for the info guys,

ordered a set of Forester bushings from Midway today.

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Re: Info Needed

Postby pacrat » Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:37 pm

Further info. gleened from other forums.

All of the 4 popular drill fixture makers use the same 5/16".... .312 OD bushings. That is Forester, B-square, Wheeler, and the new one on the market Sun-Optics.

As of now Brownell's has them the cheapest at $19.95 for the set of 3.
Regular machinist suppliers such as MSC etc want half that for 1.


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