I'm a bit clueless as to why you aren't sharing more about it. You've got a gun, results, pictures, a reamer print presumably with a date on it and your name. You have everything needed to prove when you did it. The only thing that can happen now is other people copy it, and since you have no commercial plans for it, there doesn't seem to be a real downside to that. Like I said earlier, if you want folks using your exact reamer, you need a catchy name , and then you need a store to provide the reamer and dies at a bare minimum. The more information you create on how exactly it's made, the more tractible it will be for people. It will move from the fringe wildcats into the more accessible ones. Like the Dasher. Not an easy wildcat in pure terms; you're blowing the shoulder forward so far, but there is so much information about it that relatively inexperienced wildcatters feel comfortable giving it a try. If your 222LD is obscure and poorly documented, it'll be just another reamer print in the vaults. There's A LOT of interest here. Trust me. You're getting all this heat because people are very interested and frusterated with the secrecy. We just want information, the more you share, the more inarguably it becomes yours. You're documenting its originality now. The more completely you do that, the less someone can viably claim they did it before you. Or if they did and documented it, then it still is a great idea resurfacing again and you are strengthening the viability of the design.