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Old 09-18-2007, 07:02 PM
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reamer rentals

Has anyone tried the reamer rental places? I am really just building for myself any maybe one other of the same caliber. I am getting a really expensive stack of once used reamers maybe renting makes more sense? Experiences?
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Old 09-18-2007, 09:02 PM
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Reamers are very cheep compaired to the cost of a custom rifle,and
not knowing how many times or how much abuse they have on them
I wont use them.

But if you know the smith and he /she keeps track of how many time's
they have been used you may be all right .

You may want to rent yours out if you can trust the person to take care
of them.

Or sell them.

Just my opinion
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Old 09-18-2007, 09:58 PM
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I was looking at elk ridge or 4D rentals.... I am not sure if they track number of uses or if condition is hit or miss. I know the reamers are not that expensive in the overall scheme but I have probably 10 so over a kilo buck that isn't going to get used. I also hate to sell them, take the loss and then need it again........hummmm
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Old 09-19-2007, 10:46 AM
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I have been afraid to rent a reamer because I don't know if or how the rental place keeps track of tolerances and sharpness.

There are only a couple of guys that I would borrow a reamer from, and they know that I will lend mine to them. Only a couple, though.

My opinion, Tom
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A big fast bullet will beat a little fast bullet every time

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Old 09-21-2007, 02:16 PM
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I've rented from Fred at 4-D several times.

The reamers are always pristine, I've thought more than once that they were new(and likely were).
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Old 09-22-2007, 09:07 AM
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I noticed on the 4D site they didn't mention if they were piloted reamers or solid.... If piloted I wonder if they would send you multiple pilot sizes? Was there any problem when you returned them? I worry that even if you take good care of the reamer they will find a way to ding you on the deposit. Thanks
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Old 09-22-2007, 03:24 PM
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Fred won't ding you unless you deserve to be dinged.

All I've rented to date have been piloted reamers, and they have pilot sets available.

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