Picking the right Reamer?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by SHRTSHTR, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. SHRTSHTR

    SHRTSHTR Well-Known Member

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    I am trying to get a head start on a couple new barrels. I have a 338 Lapua with a 28" barrel now.

    I want to build my own barrels for this rifle. I plan on 30" barrels with different twist rates. One barrel will be for Noel Carlson bullets and the other would be 1-10 twist for SMK's and possibly Bergers when they come out.

    What is the best reamer to use for my application? Are there any special dimensions I need to ask about when ordering reamers? This will be my 1st attempt at building my own barrels, so as much information as possible would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    Ray
     
  2. BountyHunter

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    Start with calling and talking to Dave Kiff at Pacific Tool and Guage (PTG). His normal turn around time on a reamer is 30 days or under.

    Tell him what you are doing and let him work with you. He has got tons of experience on what reamers work with what.

    Plus does not cost anymore to do that.

    He knows the bullets and can work the throats to fit the bullets.

    BH
     

  3. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    +1 on the Pacific. Dave is great to work with......Rich
     
  4. SHRTSHTR

    SHRTSHTR Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Guys,

    I would like to get opinions on barrels i am looking at as well. For the 1-10 twist barrel, Lilja is my 1st choice. For the custom bullets barrel, Bartlein was recommened by Noel Carlson.

    I want the best barrels for my project, suggestions welcome!

    Ray