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Old 02-26-2013, 05:17 PM
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Re: 270 Sherman

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I have 3 ideas drawn up for wildcats....But have not had the funds to get into having the reamers built, and custom dies, and all that hoop-la....

What does it cost realistically as for the custom reamers & dies, etc...?
I can get a custom reamer and go gauge from PTG for around $150 and John Whidden will make custom micrometer die sets for $259 with a 6 week turn around. Standard wildcats that he stocks are considerably less.....Rich
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:32 PM
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Re: 270 Sherman

I picked up some 7828ssc the other day, I will probably try that as well as Retumbo, Magpro, and H1000. I also might try some Hybrid 100.

Rifle in its new Boyds stock and a 270 Sherman with a 165 Matrix.



Closer shot of the 270 Sherman and 165 Matrix:


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Old 02-26-2013, 05:32 PM
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Micrometer dies would be like the Redding dies that have a micrometer setting on top. The are easier to reset if you change them but they cost considerably more.

If you just want a neck sizer use a Hornady generic neck sizer. They are about 20-25.00.

You need a finish reamer to chamber the barrel. That is all you need really. For a person doing a bunch of the same chambers sometimes they will buy a roughing reamer to take a bunch of the load off of the finish reamer. If you want to make your own dies then you'd need a resizing reamer. Those are the 3 basic reamers made. The finish reamer is the largest, then the resizing reamer, and then the roughing reamer.
I feel like an idiot now. I knew that! LOL

So basically, if I have a barrel blank, will I need a rough reamer or a finishing reamer? I know if you are just simply re-chambering you will need a finish reamer. But if you're starting from scratch will you need a rough reamer?

Also, what is a generic neck-sizing die? I haven't seen one of those yet, either...

I guess I should just go ahead and have a set of neck-sizer dies custom made nad a seater die custom made.
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Re: 270 Sherman

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I feel like an idiot now. I knew that! LOL

So basically, if I have a barrel blank, will I need a rough reamer or a finishing reamer? I know if you are just simply re-chambering you will need a finish reamer. But if you're starting from scratch will you need a rough reamer?

Also, what is a generic neck-sizing die? I haven't seen one of those yet, either...

I guess I should just go ahead and have a set of neck-sizer dies custom made nad a seater die custom made.
All you need is a finishing reamer and go gauge. Hornady makes a "universal" neck sizer that works for many applications and only costs around $25.......Rich
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:03 PM
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Re: 270 Sherman

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I picked up some 7827ssc the other day, I will probably try that as well as Retumbo, Magpro, and H1000. I also might try some Hybrid 100.

Rifle in its new Boyds stock and a 270 Sherman with a 165 Matrix.



Closer shot of the 270 Sherman and 165 Matrix:

VERY nice Bruce! RL22 and RL25 should also do very well......Rich
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:07 PM
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Re: 270 Sherman

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I picked up some 7827ssc the other day, I will probably try that as well as Retumbo, Magpro, and H1000. I also might try some Hybrid 100.

Rifle in its new Boyds stock and a 270 Sherman with a 165 Matrix.



Closer shot of the 270 Sherman and 165 Matrix:

Looks sweet!! i really really like the look of the boyds thumbhole stocks.
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Re: 270 Sherman

A little better pic of the rifle. It is a little difficult to get a decent shot of a gun!



I think this gun may have come from Havre, I'm sure it was from MT. somewhere originally. It shot pretty well as a 270 Win. There is hardly any wear on it!!
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