Originally Posted by grit
Why not just neck the lapua down to .22? Seems more efficient than improving the 22-250.
I imagine that would work just about as well, basically I would still be asking the same core question however...about the two chambers with one reamer.
orwapitihunter: I didn't know if reamers were one unit that did the chamber, the neck, and the throat, or if all of those operations used different reamers anyway. If it was different reamers to neck/throat anyway than I thought it might have been workable - I wasn't planning to do the machining myself as I don't have a shop; I have however seen barrel makers and/or smiths that are willing to use a customer's reamer to finish the barrel and then send the reamer back to the customer with the finished product.
Also, thank you for pointing out the AI dies ... I should have thought of that! With it being such a popular wildcat I suppose quality dies are probably out there and not overly expensive (I'll have to take a look and see what prices are)
I had been thinking of just getting the smith that does the barrels to make the dies from blanks; but that is probably a costly way to go.