Wow, 7 posts in 5 years and no posts in over 3 years and you ask about delivery of a white Unicorn!?!?!?Anybody here getting reaper stuff yet?
And two of those posts were each new threads asking about this train wreck. :a42:Wow, 7 posts in 5 years and no posts in over 3 years and you ask about delivery of a white Unicorn!?!?!?
That's quite an entrance...
What interests you about the 375 Reaper?
Perhaps we can discuss prospects of what it can do while the third barrel manufacturers cranks the
just in case you wanted to continue reading!
It is not truly "stepping away" when you start a thread w/o full disclosure in order to pick a scab , the scab being the 375 Reaper.Then you accept a free bolt from a company that got stiffed, again probably just cutting YOUR losses...What if every other 375 Reaper owner called that bolt maker and says hey you gave that guy a free bolt out of this deal where is mine???So to back up to your original post it should have read "Has anybody received their 375 Reaper barrel yet?"I stepped away...I didn't lose a lot...I pre bought...I spoke to the maker of the bolts and have a free bolt comin....seems he got stiffed
Just a quick note on those Reaper bolts. I sat down with Dan Young, who owns the company that made them, for an hour last week. I've known Dan for several years now so setting down and jawing is nothing new. We talked about some projects I'm doing and I wanted two of his .473 bolts, Reaper size, and for the wildcat we're doing. He said he had more than a few as the fellow that ordered them had snot paid for what he had received and would not be getting nay of these.
I asked if they would take the huge pressures claimed by W3. His statement, verbatim was, "These bolts have NEVER been tested by myself for maximum pressures nor am I aware of anyone testing them. Any claims that I have are pure fabrication. Also, would I please advise anyone that asked to that fact." He stated he had know idea what maximum will be but they should handle sane pressures reasonably well. The extra size would certainly lend itself to that along with the material chosen. He also said that his patent attorney had found the bolt design had been patented previously and that he was paying licensing fee on each bolt he produced of this design to the originator. Even though his were slightly different there was not enough for a stand alone claim.
Being a sane person when reloading I bought two. I'll run them as hard as I dare but pressure is pressure and if you want to push it will let you know what it does in a very fast heartbeat. I know I'll be giving him a status report as we wring these out. I've never had a bad Young part yet and I doubt if these will be problematic.
Some people spend more effort crafting appearance than substance. Threats are a tool sometimes used in that trade.Sorry to report but all mention of the REAPER cartridge has been removed from the Castboolits pages. All his postings have been removed. I wonder what happened. Shocked and amazed am I.