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BR Equipment + Components / Re: WTB 6 PPC chamber reamer
« on: February 21, 2019, 09:17:07 PM »
I'd like a neck diameter of .265, .266, or .267.

Freebore of .020, .030, or .040.

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BR Equipment + Components / WTB 6 PPC chamber reamer
« on: February 18, 2019, 05:43:37 PM »
Does anyone have a 6PPC chamber reamer they'd like to sell?  Or rent?

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Phil, I have Sinclair and a 21st Century hand tools.  I can speed things up a little on the 21st Century tool using a drill.  Still, I'd rather just be rid of this chore.

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I'm wondering whether anyone in Canada is set up to neck-turning (for a profit) for other shooters?  My guess is that this would best be done by someone with a lathe.  I find neck-turning by hand a pain and would gladly pay to have a couple of 100 cases turned for me.

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Centerfire Discussions / Re: Purchase of barrel blank
« on: February 07, 2019, 11:12:34 AM »
The last CM barrel I ordered was from Benchmark through Gary Eakin at Big Horn Sales. Do you have someone lined up to do the bluing for you? That may be more of challenge than finding a barrel supplier.
I'm surprised to hear that having it blued would present a challenge.  Isn't this kind of Gunsmithing 101?

BTW, I'm now vacillating between C-M and stainless.  I've discovered that there is a far greater supply of SS than C-M, and, as a result, I may decide to go that route.  If I do, I'll have the whole rig cerakoted to avoid the blued/stainless look, which I really dislike.

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Centerfire Discussions / 6 PPC Chamber Reamer Availability
« on: February 05, 2019, 05:41:34 PM »
Does anyone in Canada sell chamber reamers?  I'm guessing probably not, but thought I'd ask before looking at the US suppliers like PT&G.  I'd like to purchase a 6 PPC reamer for a build.

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Centerfire Discussions / Custom BR Action
« on: February 03, 2019, 11:13:49 AM »
Since I've already asked about barrels, let me ask about actions too.

Who in Canada can supply the top custom actions?  Most would have to be imported, I guess.  I'm thinking of BAT Machine, Stiller, Kelbly, Defiance, Surgeon, etc.

I'd like to build a custom varmint rig, but with a BR action and topnotch barrel.  I'd probably go with a single-shot action.

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Centerfire Discussions / Re: Purchase of barrel blank
« on: February 03, 2019, 11:07:44 AM »
There is a very good barrel maker, HW Precision (site sponsor) I do not believe they do CM at this time.
Out of interest what is the your need for for CM.
Purely aesthetics.  I don't like the blued receiver/stainless barrel look.

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Centerfire Discussions / Purchase of barrel blank
« on: February 01, 2019, 02:50:41 PM »
I'd like to purchase a top-of-the-line match-grade barrel for a project.  I would like chrome-moly.  It would be in 6 mm., with a bull-sporter contour (.700 diameter at the muzzle) and 1-14 twist.

Who in Canada might have this barrel in stock?  If no distributor up here in Canada has one, is it possible to order directly from a US maker like Krieger, Shilen, Bartlein, Broughton, etc.?

Any assistance with this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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Centerfire Discussions / Re: Bald Eagle rest.
« on: August 28, 2018, 03:29:41 PM »
if you see one in canada then grab it, they will not ship to canada anymore. Grizzley no longer carries them and bullets.com will not ship or bill to a canadian address...

 Okay, so the bad.....they are crudely machined, the threads are sloppy and the backlash is horrendous. while loosening the elevation lock you will witness the entire post and top lean to one side or the other, so much so that you have to guess how much to adjust the elevation because when you tighten the lock up the post will right itself and chances are you will now be to high, the threads on the post and the windage adjustment are crude and sloppy, and with the cable, well as you turn the handle first the cable has to take up the slack, then the top will move, a easy fix with a zap strap, at close to the $500 usd price tag they are and never will be a viable option in the shooting world..

the good.....at $169 USD on sale they are $13 better then a caldwell BR 1000 rest, however both entry level rests with lots of user unfriendly quirks

sadly there is no entry level decent front rests on the market, the Joe Cowan rest was the best you could get for under $300 8 years ago, sadly he is no longer making them, and the closer you get to the 1K mark the better off you are with a John lo front rest, true windage movement rather then sinclairs pilot type windage

I ran across a couple of decent-quality entry-level front rests on the Protektor Model website.  They resemble the Bald Eagle slingshot-style rests.  One, at $195 USD, has a non-adjustable top, and the other, at $295, has a windage-adjustable top.  It's shown below:



Both are cast aluminum.  As for access for Canadians, there shouldn't be a problem (as there is with the Bald Eagle rests).  I've ordered bags directly from Protektor Model.

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Centerfire Discussions / Re: Bald Eagle rest.
« on: August 26, 2018, 01:48:06 PM »
This is a very late reply to this thread (maybe too late to be of any use), but thought I'd put it out there.

Some of the guys on the Rimfire Central Forum came up with a way to modify the Bald Eagle windage adjustment system by replacing the cable.  It's described in the following thread:

https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=575250&highlight=bald+eagle+rest

As for the disadvantages for this rest noted by Yodave, I might add that I've not noticed them and have been very happy with my Bald Eagle.  I have the cast iron slingshot model.

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Thanks a lot, guys.  Your comments have been extremely helpful.  I will now stop worrying about the shallow seating and hope that the Bart's and Watsons shoot as well as they're supposed to.  In my reading, I ran across reference to Berger "column" bullets.  I must confess that I don't fully understand the principle behind them, but thought I'd pick up a box of the 64-gr. 6 mm. bullet.

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Is there an agreed-upon opinion about the minimum distance that the bullet should protrude down into the case neck? I ask because I've discovered that the new-to-me Sako 6 PPC I'm loading for seems to have a long throat, and to seat the bullets I want to use so that they touch the lands (68-gr. Bart's and 68-gr. Watsons) puts the bullets out so far as to give me less-than-usual bullet/neck contact (less than half the length of the neck). Of course, I could seat them deeper, but this would introduce a certain amount of jump, which I'd like to avoid if possible. 

With the Bartís touching the lands, the base of the bullet is .121" down the neck. The Watsons end up about .140" down the neck. I don't plan to work rounds through the magazine, so getting the OAL to work through the mag is unnecessary. I'm using the Wilson chamber-type straight-line seater (and the Wilson chamber-type neck sizer as well).  Iím wondering whether this amount of contact (like the .121Ē with the Bartís) will produce enough tension and Iím concerned about creating excessive run-out.

Any insights on this?

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Centerfire Discussions / Re: Reloading Components in Canada
« on: January 27, 2015, 08:14:52 PM »
South Pender
Like you I would rather go with Norma than waste time and barrel life fireforming brass.  I have had no problems with the Norma brass I've used in 6PPC.  Norma does list a 22PPC USA brass in its' lineup.  Again, if you have a good gun dealer/smith in your area check with them to see if they can get it.  You could also try Jerry at Mystic Precision in B.C. or Rayn'er Shine Gun Works in Sask. as I believe they both have access to Norma.

Ray, I have contacted Jerry, and he is in the process of bringing in some Norma 22 PPC brass for me.

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Centerfire Discussions / Re: Reloading Components in Canada
« on: January 27, 2015, 06:12:11 PM »
6BR to 22BR in one pass......

In regards to your statement it looks as if only 6BR brass is available, what exactly do you mean????  That Hirsch does not have any 220 Russian in stock??????

Calvin
I meant that there is no 22 BR brass.  I've ordered Norma 6 BR brass from Target Shooting Products, and am grateful for the confirmation that I can simply pass it through my 22 BR FL dies to be good to go.  As for my 22 PPC, I would rather go with Norma brass that is available in 22 PPC (as well as 6 PPC) than fuss with 220 Russian brass.

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Centerfire Discussions / Re: Reloading Components in Canada
« on: January 27, 2015, 09:32:19 AM »
One last question re BR brass.  It looks as if only 6 BR brass is available.  So necking this down to .22 should be straightforward.  The question: Is it good practice to simply run the 6 BR brass through a 22 BR full-length resizing die in one pass or will this overwork the brass?  I assume the other alternative would be a special forming die that would do the reduction in stages.

Thanks for your help, guys.

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Centerfire Discussions / Re: Reloading Components in Canada
« on: January 25, 2015, 10:46:57 AM »
OK.  Norma 22 PPC brass.  Bart's Bullets.  And possibly some BR brass to form to 22 BR.

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Centerfire Discussions / Reloading Components in Canada
« on: January 25, 2015, 09:59:54 AM »
I'm new to this forum and am coming back to shooting after an absence of a few years.  While trying to obtain certain components the way I had years ago from the  US, I've discovered that new US laws have prohibited suppliers of reloading components from shipping to Canada.

So how do we obtain cases and bullets now in Canada?  I'd like to get some brass to get started again, and have discovered Bart's Bullets that seem worth trying.  Who are the big Canadian suppliers?  Or even small suppliers?

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Hi, I'm brand-new to this forum and had a question for you guys.  I have a .22 PPC for which I loaded Norma 22 PPC USA brass years ago.  I'm told that the Lapua 220 Russian case makes up into a superior .22 PPC case.  However, this would require quite a bit of work--to fireform to .22 PPC dimensions, to trim, and to neck-turn so that the resulting brass would chamber in my .22 PPC chamber that has a neck diameter of .2465".  I guess I could acquire the tools and put down the time to learn how to do this and then spend the time doing it, but I was thinking that if there are some guys in Canada that do this routinely for profit, I'd rather have it done.  So...does anyone do this as a part-time business?

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