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Unread 08-13-2009, 12:32 PM
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Preffered reamer?

I'm in the process of building a 6.5x47 lapua and was wondering what reamers everyone reccomends? Are the floating pilot reamers any more/less harsh on the throat versus a standard one piece reamer? Also, because it's only going to be used once, should I look into renting a reamer instead? And if so, who would you reccomend? Thanks.
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Unread 08-13-2009, 02:23 PM
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Re: Preffered reamer?

I like Dave Manson's reamer, but have read that PT & G and Clymer are good too. I have used a couple of the removeable pilot type and liked them because of the possible near perfect fit in the bore, and I think the reamer nose rotates in the pilot bushing, not on the land faces.

I thought about renting a reamer, but decided against it. Didn't know where it had been.

Just my opinion, Tom
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Unread 08-21-2009, 11:51 AM
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Re: Preffered reamer?

I have never rented a reamer, but my brother did when chambering for some 6.5 mag cartridge.

First the wrong reamer showed up.
Then the right reamer, but dull, dirty, and missing the pilot.
When the pilot arrived, the time constraints gave my brother a back ache.

All those reamers I bought for one time use, seem to get used more than once.
All those times I planned on what day I needed the reamer, seemed to change in reality.
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Unread 08-21-2009, 12:43 PM
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Re: Preffered reamer?

My Prefrence would be PT&G with Dave Kiff's great advice

Dave Manson makes fine reamers too.

JGS and Clymer also make fine reamers.

There are a hand full on small reamer makers that make excellent reamers.

Any I ordered today would come with a pilot.

I have an assortment of over 100 pilots in .0001 increments in each caliber from .20 to .50. Yest tenths.

Nat Lambeth
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