Just a little view into issues on this board as I see it.
Questions are asked and often times answered directly. Problems are brought up and discussed off the board with PM's and phone calls. Many times the issues are solved and the OP does not come back for a status update. Many times, and this happens MANY TIMES, the problem is handled easily but the OP would prefer the fix not be brought. They can certainly post it themselves. The motivating factor by some OP's for not posting the fix is that the fix is so obvious or it may reflect a bit poorly on their builder that they ask that it not be posted.
The issue with forgetting to take the 6.5 expander out of dies, I've seen that three times now, while making 6 MM or the guy that 'fitted" the bolt to his extension by rounding off the backs of the lugs comes to mind as do a few others.
Perhaps the OP will share or give Ritch the Green Light to share. Perhaps not.
The best firearm for self defense? Any loaded one will do.
No need for snide comments. If the owner of the rifle wants to share what the problems were, it is totally up to him. I think we all should respect that. If you have a problem I would treat you the same way.
You're right, Ritch. Your "tease" was misunderstood on my part. I hadn't considered that it was a matter of privacy on the part of the OP, since it was "your" secret..