I'm currently in process of having an old '98 Mauser rebarreled and would like to keep it as original as possible as it is something of a family heirloom. At the same time I want it to be a shooter and am planning on shooting the longer 130-140grn secant ogive type bullets through it. My question is will the standard long throat of a SAAMI 6.5x55 reamer designed for 160grn round nose bullets accomadate the 140grn Bergers and Hornady Interbonds? Keep in mind that this is a Mauser and has to feed out of the magazine so COAL is limited by magazine length and I want to be seated out near the lands. Any help?
Thanks Chad! Spoke with David today, very nice guy, great customer service. He recommended the PT&G 6.5x55 Match reamer for me and it is available for rent from this site http://www.reamerrentals.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=362. Anybody here have experience with them? Would I be better off to buy the reamer outright and then sell it on ebay when my smith is finished with it?