How do you spell disappointed?
My story with the .375 Weatherby begins back in 2002 when I purchased a ZKK-602 in .375 H&H from a fellow in Kamloops B.C. My brother picked it up on the way up to Alaska.
I wanted something different, something no-one else had. I mailed the rifle to a fellow in Prescott AZ for a rechamber to the Weatherby chambering. I received the rifle 3 months before Weatherby brought it back. Yeah. Upon firing the rifle for the first time I found the case had two shoulders. Seems the famous riflesmith there didn't push the reamer into the chamber far enough. Another 6 months until I received the rifle back, and now it won't even hit the paper.
Sent rifle to Jim Brockman who told me the receiver was twisted 0.030" out of square. I still need to make a chamber cast to check it though, and put the receiver on a plate to check what Brockman was referring too.
Bought another ZKK-602 and ordered a finish reamer with some changes in the throat and neck, specifically the neck was to be 0.401" and as a finish reamer, this would be a tight chamber.
My post farther down, which had 112 views but no comments, shows my first range day. When I got home I measured my precious Weatherby brass to find the necks had expanded to 0.405". This alarmed me greatly, as did the measurements at the shoulder and base. I just made a chamber cast with enough to show the throat and rifling. The changes I wanted at the throat (0.135 instead of the 1" Weatherby), and angle into the rifling are there. But for some reason I have a standard reamer with no changes at the throat as I ordered, and it is NOT a tight chamber.
I plan on calling the manufacturer and speaking to the head honcho. What should I demand? My money back? A new reamer like I originally ordered? A new barrel and chamber job (can't rechamber now as too much barrel needs to be set back)?