HELP - 6.5x55 swede
I have 2 guns, a 1909 6.5x55 sporter and a new savage that was converted from 30-06 to 6.5x55 with a match grade barrel, SAAMI specs. I'm going to have the barrel cut to 24" from 26" to improve handling.
Here are my 2 questions:
1. I have about 200 round of swedish FMJ 140 grain sniper ammunition and it is very accuate in my mauser 1909 sporter. It is reloadable too and was cheap. But it is longer than SAAMI spec commercial 6.5x55 and it won't fit into my SAAMI spec new 6.5x55, as my gunsmith informed me has a shorter chamber! So I can't shoot it. But I like it and can buy more. Can my new 6.5x55 be re-reamed to accomodate the ammo? Will I be screwing it up? Is it worth it? I have a 9 twist in the new gun, don't know what the 1909 twist rate is.
2. I bought some berger 142 vld's and I've heard they are typically longer, maybe similiar to the swedish sniper rounds. If I have it reamed again, will I be able to shoot the bergers too and play with the shooting depth (length) more?) And can the Bergers be seated to SAAMI specs and be loaded with max accuarcy in my new gun without re reaming it? If so, then I'll leave the new gun as is.