Current lead time on PTG custom reamers?

lancetkenyon

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Everyone I know told me to stay away from PT&G reamers when I ordered my .260AI reamer.

Both Manson and JGS were super responsive and very easy to work with. Sent reamer prints of what I wanted, with the changes I wanted. I ended up ordering through JGS, and was told 10-12 weeks. Should be here in a couple weeks.
 

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Ok, question number 2.

In addition to Manson chamber reamer, buy a Manson resizer reamer ($215), a ptg die blank ($21), have sizer made ($50)

Only buy the Manson chamber reamer, have Hornady make a sizing die off that reamer print ($165 + couple extra months lead time) - not sure I'd want to have die made off FF cases because it would add 4 extra months and not sure if a single ffireforming would get the case close enough to make the sizing die more accurate.

So option #2 saves me a good chunk of money but adds lead time and maybe the die wouldn't be quite as accurate as having my own resizer reamer. I'm not sure if I would ever use that resizer reamer again but maybe once or twice, but could rent it out to anyone that might want to do this same cartridge.

What would y'all do?
 

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It's a huge secret!!! But basically an improved 30-284... A shehane with 40* shoulder. I've been thinking and thinking and thinking about it since trying the straight 30-284, so I'm just going to go for it

It already has a 35*...it won't be worth the cost and hassle to do a 40* unless you are set on having unreliable feeding.
 

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It already has a 35*...it won't be worth the cost and hassle to do a 40* unless you are set on having unreliable feeding.

In some rifles yes, but I've not heard of anyone having feeding issues with a 40 shoulder in a Tikka. And if I'm going with the reduced body taper design, then the cost goes up regardless of the shoulder modification due to any available 284 shehane dies being pricey and then having to mod it to accept 30cal neck.
 

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In some rifles yes, but I've not heard of anyone having feeding issues with a 40 shoulder in a Tikka. And if I'm going with the reduced body taper design, then the cost goes up regardless of the shoulder modification due to any available 284 shehane dies being pricey and then having to mod it to accept 30cal neck.

What's the current body taper? If I recall it's already very close to minimum for reliable extraction.
 

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What's the current body taper? If I recall it's already very close to minimum for reliable extraction.

284win saami is about 0.016 body taper per inch. 284shehane is about 0.010 per inch and from what I've seen 0.007-0.010 is minimum for reliable extraction (recommended by JE in an older thread I believe). I haven't seen any reports of sticky extractions with it.
 

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Anyway, making these mods in GRT show about a 2.5gr increase in capacity and all 284shehane shooters have reported about 2gr increase also
 

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Everyone I know told me to stay away from PT&G reamers when I ordered my .260AI reamer.

Both Manson and JGS were super responsive and very easy to work with. Sent reamer prints of what I wanted, with the changes I wanted. I ended up ordering through JGS, and was told 10-12 weeks. Should be here in a couple weeks.
Since I posted this, I have gotten a charge for the reamer! Meaning, it is ready and will be shipped. Meaning more like 8-9 weeks.
 

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It's a huge secret!!! But basically an improved 30-284... A shehane with 40* shoulder. I've been thinking and thinking and thinking about it since trying the straight 30-284, so I'm just going to go for it
I currently have them working on a 284 Shehane with a 40* for me. I wanna launch 180 hybrids around 3000 fps
 

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I currently have them working on a 284 Shehane with a 40* for me. I wanna launch 180 hybrids around 3000 fps

Heck yea! Who's making your reamer?

And are you going to keep the base to shoulder/body length the same and drop the neck/shoulder to make the 40 or are you going to keep the neck/body junction in the same spot and just move the shoulder/body junction forward?

I was considering doing the first option to get myself more neck length, but then I'd end up pushing shoulder material into the neck and have to deal with donuts and I wouldn't get that extra 0.001gr capacity ;)
 
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