Thanks PT&G!

bohem

PVA's HMFIC
Jan 6, 2009
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#2
Let me preface the following with this statement.

I'm not defending PTG outright as they've cocked up a LOT of stuff for me BUT!

This is likely more the cause of a gunsmith reaming a chamber with a floating holder that wasn't "floating" properly than it was PTG's fault. Typically their reamers are out of spec by a thou or two, not 10 at the web. I've seen this a lot from good shooting barrels that had excessive runout due to one of 3 things:
1) a poorly dialed in bore
2) a rigid holder that wasn't running coaxially to the spindle bore
3) a floating holder that was not floating... you'd be surprised at just how much this happens.
 
Likes: Geno C.
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#4
I’ve actually had the opposite issue with them on two reamers. Both were undersized at the base by a few thousandths. Would just barely work with domestic brass, but no chance with lapua. .008 on the fat side is a lot though.


Is this your personal reamer?
 

JFComfort

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Mar 19, 2009
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#7
I’m never on to assume no errors were made on my part as a builder/manufacturer or others but we’ve had a lot of issues with PT&G stuff. We avoid using them anyway we can at this point.