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#14046636 - 08/13/19 Designing my own wildcat  
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Morning all. I have an idea for a wildcat. How would I go about getting it built? I have a basic idea of what I want, the parent case, shoulder angle, bullets to use but in order to get a reamer built what do I need.

Before any of you try to dissuade me, i am aware this is completely illogical and if my cartridge works perfectly I may gain 5-10% velocity increase over common cartridges which would translate to complete bupkis but logic and reason be damned. I figure that rant alone likely means I'm in the right room posting this here.


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#14046646 - 08/13/19 Re: Designing my own wildcat [Re: micky]  
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Visit any of the fine reamer Mfg. sites and download a reamer print. This will show you what dimensions you'll need to provide to get a reamer ground.


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#14046683 - 08/13/19 Re: Designing my own wildcat [Re: micky]  
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Thank you. I've used PT&G for other things in the past. Would they be good for this?


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#14046690 - 08/13/19 Re: Designing my own wildcat [Re: micky]  
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Originally Posted by micky
Thank you. I've used PT&G for other things in the past. Would they be good for this?


Not if you would like it in the next year.

#14046717 - 08/13/19 Re: Designing my own wildcat [Re: micky]  
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Then whom?


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#14046970 - 08/13/19 Re: Designing my own wildcat [Re: micky]  
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PT&G is like a restaurant I knew, you could order whatever you wanted, didn't mean you would get it....

Go JGS

#14047246 - 08/13/19 Re: Designing my own wildcat [Re: micky]  
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Lee may help with dies

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#14047348 - 08/13/19 Re: Designing my own wildcat [Re: micky]  
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I’m doing a Henricksen for my next Mashburn reamer. They seem to stick with the plan but they aren’t fast either.


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#14047369 - 08/13/19 Re: Designing my own wildcat [Re: aalf]  
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Originally Posted by aalf
PT&G is like a restaurant I knew, you could order whatever you wanted, didn't mean you would get it....

Go JGS

Plus 1

JGS website

PS: Quality like this isn't cheap but you seem to have a bad case of Rifle Loonyitis, so... grin

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#14048747 - 08/13/19 Re: Designing my own wildcat [Re: micky]  
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A 7-300 Norma would be interesting

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#14049032 - 08/13/19 Re: Designing my own wildcat [Re: micky]  
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Give Grant a call @ JGS. (541)267-4331




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#14049057 - 08/13/19 Re: Designing my own wildcat [Re: micky]  
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My late gunsmith friend had PTG cut his own wildcat reamer (which is now ironically the 6 Creedmoor with a skosh longer neck, for all intents), the 6mm Fritts.

He knew Kiff personally and his turnaround was fast for the two other custom reamers we've had made, but this was 10 years or more ago.



#14049514 - 08/14/19 Re: Designing my own wildcat [Re: micky]  
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Originally Posted by micky
Then whom?


https://mansonreamers.com/

#14049520 - 08/14/19 Re: Designing my own wildcat [Re: micky]  
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I would do a search of reamer archives from PT&G, Clymer, C4Hd and any others to make sure it has not already been done. Just about anything you can think of has been tried before.


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#14049698 - 08/14/19 Re: Designing my own wildcat [Re: butchlambert1]  
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Originally Posted by butchlambert1
Originally Posted by micky
Thank you. I've used PT&G for other things in the past. Would they be good for this?


Not if you would like it in the next year.


It for reviews such as these that I chose Manson Reamers when I ordered a 25-222 Copperhead reamer recently. They quoted me 10 weeks and I had it in two.


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#14049990 - 08/14/19 Re: Designing my own wildcat [Re: micky]  
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I designed my own cartridge. 50CB based on a shortened 56-50 case. I cut the chamber with a boring bar with DRO instead of a reamer.

One thing I learned, those gentle lead angles are there for a reason.


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#14053969 - 08/16/19 Re: Designing my own wildcat [Re: micky]  
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Remember that you are going to need two reamers

Finish reamer for the rifle chamber

Die reamer for a full length sizer that will have to be made, which HAS to be smaller than the finish reamer

JGS and Manson will do a great job for your, with a couple of month leade time. Hendrickson will take a year.

PTG went through a rough time a while back when Dave had back surgery. I think that things are much better there now.


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