6-06

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by TheFishBox, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. TheFishBox

    TheFishBox Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know where I can get a 6-06 reamer and go gauge? I am looking to build one of these but the smith I am using doesn't have the reamer So I would like to buy one instead of paying the 75 dollar reamer fee I think, just looking to get a price.
     
  2. Bob the nailer

    Bob the nailer Well-Known Member

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  3. benjamin2515101

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    Dave Manson @ mansonreamers.com will make you a solid pilot for about $100. I also have used pacifictoolandgauge.com for custom reamers. You can usually sell them afterwards for most of what you paid, the smith might even want to buy it.
     
  4. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    I don't see the 6mm/06 listed in Mansons' "standard" chambering reamer list. Wildcats and 'specials' list for $170 for solid pilot, $200 for removable pilot. Solid piloted reamers are 'hobbiests' tools, mostly. It's amazing how much damage can be done to the rifling where that fixed pilot rides while chambering. The .25/06 is considered over bore and barrel life reflects that. The 6mm/06 would be even more over bore to the point, that to get any life from the barrel at all the barrel would need to be Melonite/Black Nitride treated, another added cost. In all practicality, the 6mm Rem., in its Ackley version, is tremendously more efficient and would be alot easier on barrels (I still would recommend Melonite/Blk. Nitriding). I, for one, wouldn't care to have a 6mm/06 in my tooling inventory, unless I had half a dozen customers commited to building. "Speed ain't everything!"
     
  5. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Official LRH Sponsor

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    The voice of reason!
     
  6. Hired Gun

    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

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    The 6mm Rem in Ackley form is a very popular caliber out of my shop.