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Rhineland Arms
07-06-2005, 07:35 PM
We need a chamber reamer very soon. Does anyone have them in stock or anyone want to sell one?

racerbob
07-09-2005, 10:23 PM
They are a special order item from Clymer. 200 dollars 4-6 weeks delivery.

mickey223
07-11-2005, 04:54 PM
I've got an email into

http://www.reamerrentals.com/

Maybe, if a few more people email, they might stock the reamer and guide.

I'm working on a custom bolt action rifle. Right now, the best bet I see is one based of the 22 hornet. Will have to do some work on the bolt with the .350 rimmed case. If any one knows of a better centerfire cartridge to work with, please le me know.

If the reamer goes through, then I plan on using the stainless steal barrel from brownells http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=17243&title=BARREL+.+.+.+BY+SHILEN 1 in 9 twist.

Esteves
07-11-2005, 05:35 PM
Excellent. :D What platform(s) are you looking at for the base action? I've also considered .218 bee, .221 Remington Fire ball, .30 carbine/5.7 MMJ, and .223 host guns, besides the .22 hornet.

.22 WMR looked marginally promising, but would probably require too much re-work in most cases.

I'd also consider a faster twist (to allow for heavier/longer sub-sonic rounds) but that's just me.

Ammoguide's (http://ammoguide.com/cgi-bin/aictgsearch.cgi) search feature may be useful, but you have to be a subscriber to view the results.

mickey223
07-11-2005, 08:40 PM
I looked at several calibers. http://www.stevespages.com/page8d.htm, is an excellent quick comparison of case dimensions. and the 22 hornet was the most readily available at a cheap price. Most notably is the New England SB2 can be had for under 200, but is a single shot break action and may require more tooling. The cz527 more expensive at 400, but the barrel could be turned down easier ( http://www.cz-usa.com/data/product/InstrManual%20CZ527US.pdf ). Looking at getting one of the magazines, and fiddleing with it to see how reliable it would hold the 5.7x28 shell.

But, I'm going to wait to see if I can get a chamber reamer reasonable, after rifle, barrel might as well get another USG or a PS90 down payment if I have to by the reamer. (Also have an email into CZ to see if they can be convinced to make contact FN and make a 5.7 bolt action, fingers crossed)

22_boomer
07-12-2005, 06:00 AM
I got an e-mail from Dave Manson yesterday and he said;

"We do offer reamers and gages for the 5.7x28 on a special-order basis. Reamers are $160.00 (solid pilot) or $190.00 (removable pilot); headspace gages are $48.00 each.

Dave Manson
1-810-953-0732"

Rhineland Arms
07-12-2005, 09:52 AM
Were working on a new dedicated semi auto rifle as a special project. It will be modular and capable of high accuracy out to the limits of this cartridge.

We do plan on offering this to the US market as well, hopefully all 50 states but you never know about California.

Esteves
07-12-2005, 10:29 AM
Were working on a new dedicated semi auto rifle as a special project. It will be modular and capable of high accuracy out to the limits of this cartridge.

Excellent! :D By modular, do you mean something similar to (or based on) the R22 (http://www.rhinelandarms.com/)?

mickey223
07-12-2005, 01:56 PM
Great, count me in for one when available. Black finish standard barrel. Just PM me and I'll have my dealer send an FFL for file when it is done.

Will you be using standard fiveseven pistol magazines?

I think I'll put my conversion on hold and start back to work on the AR receiver I was working on.

22_boomer
07-12-2005, 06:49 PM
Great, count me in for one when available. Black finish standard barrel. Just PM me and I'll have my dealer send an FFL for file when it is done.

Will you be using standard fiveseven pistol magazines?

I think I'll put my conversion on hold and start back to work on the AR receiver I was working on.

It's funny you should say that Mick -- I feel the same way. I wanted to build my own conversion but when I saw that Rhineland was doing an R22 in 5.7X28 I figured it would save me a lot of time and money -- plus I've seen their R22's and I like them!

Esteves
07-12-2005, 07:15 PM
To be fair, there hasn't been a definitive statement about an R22 in 5.7x28 (yet)

Hrmmm. Minor update to my post. More info at http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=6&f=11&t=185334

It looks like an R22 in 5.7x28 is (at least) in the prototype stage and will take the "...FN FiveSeven magazines in either 10 or 20 rounds. "

Drool...

22_boomer
07-12-2005, 09:23 PM
It looks like an R22 in 5.7x28 is (at least) in the prototype stage and will take the "...FN FiveSeven magazines in either 10 or 20 rounds. "

Drool...

Drool is right -- did you also notice Rhineland's estimated price! I can wait for the ammo to start dribbling into stores -- maybe somebody will build a brass cartridge case with some minor variation that will allow it to get around the copyright and all we'll need to do is shorten a long neck or reshape the shoulder with a sizing die.