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    Reamer rentals

    Has anyone rented chamber reamers before? If so from who and weather you liked it. I was looking at Elk Ridge Reamer Rentals.

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    ELK Ridge Reamer has been real good to work with. Fair price, Reamers are top notch

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    Ditto on Elk Ridge.

    www.reamerrentals.com
    The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
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    Just rented a 50-90 reamer from Elk Ridge. Good price, and the reamer worked excellently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waksupi View Post
    Ditto on Elk Ridge.

    www.reamerrentals.com
    FWIW, they also rent headspace guages.

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    http://www.4-dproducts.com/ Just rented 257Rob Ackley Imp couple weeks ago, large selection of calibers and HS gages available.

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    Another way to go is check the PTG (Pacific Tool and Guage) website, and often they offer brand new reamers at $66 or so, and used ones for even less. I just got a $118 removable pilot reamer in .44 Special for $66 and you can't hardly rent one for that. Their latest list had a bunch of reamers on it and all at $66, and they're the outfit that makes the reamers that Midway sells.
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    Pacific also makes the Elk Ridge reamers.
    The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
    John Taylor - "African Rifles and Cartridges"

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    I had a throater reamer made up for my 6.5mm x .257 Roberts Jap rifle by Pacific Tool and Guage. The price was reasonable and they made it up exactly to my specs. Just as cheap as a rental. I think they have many rentals available also.
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    I have used Elk Ridge and bought Pacific would do both again with no hesitation.

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    My brother rented a reamer and they sent the wrong thing.
    Then they sent a reamer with out the pilot.
    Then it was dull.
    My brother had other problems and sending the reamer back was a schedule crunch.

    My motto is to buy reamers not share them.
    Custom reamer may take a long time, so plan a head.
    I like tight no turn necks, so I plan a season ahead.

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    elk and dave kiff and pacific tool and gage.
    i used elk for the last 03a3, and just bought 3 from ptg( custom 300 wm, 223 and a 6mm beggs).
    have another 03a3 to do...so may go ahead and buy one.

    mike in co
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    Another option is buy the reamer and do the work then sell it either here on on ebay. Be honest on how many uses it has and the difference would be what you rented it for.
    The man who invented the plow was not bored. He was hungry.

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    I was thinking about renting a throating reamer for a .357 Magnum cylinder, do rented reamers come with directions?
    Jeff

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    I was told never to rent from them.
    Too many complaints.

    I rented two times.

    308, and 7x57.

    The 308 was fine. The 7x57 was a, 7x57 improved. I did not look till after I chambered the bbl.

    BBL was a shilen, blank, I had hand turned.
    All was lost.

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    I've rented from them (Elk Ridge) three times. Each time the reamer was correct, sharp and cut a beautiful chamber.

    I would rent from them again in a heartbeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mallard57 View Post
    I was thinking about renting a throating reamer for a .357 Magnum cylinder, do rented reamers come with directions?
    Jeff

    I have one on the way from 4-D.

    I will let you know how it goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabezaverde View Post
    I have one on the way from 4-D.

    I will let you know how it goes.
    Cool, I'm eagerly awaiting your results.
    Jeff

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    So I rented a reamer from 4-D. It is the one that comes with 7 pilots.

    I can use it for 10 days - cost $42.95 including inbound postage. I have to pay it on the way back.

    In preparation for it coming, I slugged all my cylinders on the five 38/357 revolvers in our house.

    The only ones that need reaming are the three Rugers. 2 SP-101's are close, a Security Six is miserable.
    Founder of the Single Shot section.

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    Mallard 57,

    A little update here.

    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?t=54691

    I will let you kow how they shoot now.
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