Originally Posted by trapping
Had a custom 300 rum built. The smith built it for handloads only and said if I wanted to shoot factory loads, they would have to cut the throat longer. Why would the smith cut the throat shorter than factory specs.
I don't know why he would do that with out talking to you first but if it is short throated
then you should not shoot factory ammo because it may be over max in your chamber.
The only reason I can think of is if he had the reamer and was trying to save you money
or you told him which bullet you were going to use and a short throat was nessary to
work in the mag.
You will not get the velocity with the short throat but it will allow you to seat the bullets
close to the lands.
If you want to shoot factory ammo then have him use a throating reamer and make it
to within factory spect.
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