Originally Posted by rdsewell
Guys needing a little advice here. I just had a 6.5x284 chambered. And I told my smith I wanted to shoot 140gr. Bergers. I was looking in the Berger manual and the coal is 3.228. In my chamber with bullet touching the lands it's 3.085. I guess my question to you guys that know a lot more than me is will this effect anything other than case capacity or should I have my smith cut the throat to Berger specs?
Unless you supplied a dummy round for your smith to work off, how would he know what throat length to cut?
Just because Berger list a certain COAL doesn't mean that's what will work in your rifle.
Is your rifle a long action or a short action?
What length is your magazine?
Do you want to single feed or load from the magazine?
There are many variables that need addressing, and most smiths, like myself, don't have working crystal balls. Unless we're given all the info, we can't just guess.