Geesh, here's the setup:
Barrel for a 788 Remington, straight shank near chamber (@1.250") and in about 1.5" (or less), it starts to taper down to .750" at the muzzle.
I need to face the breech end to get correct head-space. Oh, snap. A nice straight barrel would be much easier to indicate... Had thought of turning between centers, but it will be difficult facing the breech near the tailstock center.
I measured the bore, and it is large enough for the barrel to enter deep enough so the straight shank can be held by the jaws of my Adjust-Tru chuck.
Uh, how am I to support the barrel in the headstock? Looks like making a spider for the outer end of the bore...
Once I do mount the spider, I just indicate off the barrel?
Three spider holding screws, or four?
Any pertinent comments?