Originally Posted by steeltraps
To some people yes, thats true. But with a 1100-1300 dollar action a barrel is not that big of a deal to me. Let me explain. I am building this 6.5x284 lapua as an F-class gun. I personally look at barrels as a reloading componet. I have a 32 inch cylinder bore barrel for this rifle. I OWN my reamer not the gunsmith, we are good friend, he shoots at my range so it only cost me 150 dollars to set back a barrel. Of course I bring it to him with scope and stock off. He just takes barrel of cuts , chambers, and rethread will I wait. My main concern is reamer quailty and wait time.
Yes, barrels are a wear component. Price per round fired calculations should included barrel set back and eventual replacement but...
How many $700+ Pac-Nor barrels with a 6 month wait can you afford to have ruined by a reamer? Not fun to start with a 28" finished barrel and before firing it, order a replacement reamer, disassemble the rifle, cut the tenon off, rethread, rechamber..... or
Another 6 months and another $700. Hmmm.....
I'll check the reamer well before use.
I'm up to 3 owned reamers all PTG and more reamers will come. PTG? we will see. First "new" PTG reamer chambering will go to the range tonight.