In previous installments of our Daily Bulletin, gunsmith Gordy Gritters has demonstrated headspacing and barrel set-up on a Grizzly Industrial multi-purpose lathe. We visited with Gordy at the Grizzly booth at SHOT Show. We had to fight through a sizeable crowd of folks who were watching Gordy chamber a barrel for a 1000-yard rifle. The Europeans, in particular, seemed fascinated with the process, as custom gunsmithing operations are few and far between in many European countries.
Gordy pointed out some of his favorite features on the Grizzly 0509G gunsmithing lathe and noted that Grizzly is coming out with a new lathe with even more functions in “the very near future.” Gordy also shared his thoughts on piloted vs. non-piloted reamers.