.17 Mink/.17 Squirrel - Tell me everything

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by dangaff, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. dangaff

    dangaff Well-Known Member

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    Giday all,

    I am hooked on this .17 Mink/Squirrel.

    All i know is its a .22 hornet necked down to .17.

    Apparently Redding sell .17 Mink dies, RCBS sell Squirrel dies.

    But i cant find any Redding Mink dies on there site.

    What's the process to neck it down and the process to make a .17 Squirrel?
    I've read a bit of info on Saubier.

    Do i just need to get a rebarrel/new barrel in .17 or do i need a reamer too?

    Thanks

    Dan
     
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  2. Fitch

    Fitch Well-Known Member

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    If you already have a .22 Hornet, you will need a gunsmith to rebarrel your rifle with a .17 caliber barrel chambered in .17 Mink. You don't need a reamer, the gunsmith will need the reamer.

    Fitch
     

  3. dangaff

    dangaff Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Fitch.

    What actually is a reamer?
     
  4. Fitch

    Fitch Well-Known Member

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    The chamber reamer is a metal cutting tool very pricesly ground to the shape of the chamber to be cut in the breech end of the barrel.

    Fitch