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Old 04-03-2017, 01:42 AM
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Looking to get my 30-1 reamed to H&R so I can share ammo and reloading with my Ruger. Any recommendations on smiths? I know some on here have mentioned having it done, so it must not be too uncommon. Also, what could I expect to pay for the job? Thanks,

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Old 04-13-2017, 11:11 AM
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You can buy a reamer and do it yourself. There are also places that rent reamers. All you are doing is deepening the chambers a little bit.
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Old 04-17-2017, 12:20 PM
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Do it yourself. A simple job.
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Old 04-17-2017, 12:32 PM
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Just be sure to use plenty of cutting oil, and go slow.
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Possibly Patrick , like myself , knows his limitations....
I've always tried the DIY gunsmithing projects and anything more than a stock refinish has resulted in a ruined gun. "A man has to know his limitations"....I would be taking that revolver over to my favorite gunsmith shop and saving a lot of money.
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Old 04-17-2017, 02:00 PM
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Just be sure to use plenty of cutting oil, and go slow.
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and don't reverse the reamer either when inserting or retracting.
keep it turning to the right.
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I would give Hamilton Bowen a call.
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I would give Hamilton Bowen a call.
If you call Ham. you might have a nice chat but I don't think he'll take the work.
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If you call Ham. you might have a nice chat but I don't think he'll take the work.
He has for me.
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Old 04-18-2017, 11:21 PM
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Hamilton Bowen reamed my 16-4 cylinder to 327 Federal. Super accurate and not cheap!
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Old 04-20-2017, 05:14 PM
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I am not familiar with pressure levels of either of these loads. Would that be a safe conversion to make???
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:33 PM
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You can contact Andy Horvath in Lagrange OH. A complete competent gunsmith. PM me if you are interested for his phone contact info.
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BT99, the 32H&R Magnum runs 21,000psi and the 327 Federal Magnum runs 45,000psi.

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