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????Figuring free bore????

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Re: ????Figuring free bore????

Thanks guys for some replies, I think I'll call Dave Kiff and see. The reamer I was looking at is his any way so that's probably the right way to go.

Kevin, if you would humor me, my brain is not grabbing this very well. I roughly measured from the front of my case to the ogive and it is in the .180-.190 range, what am I measuring? Is it free bore that Savage has determined ?
So if I wanted to move my ogive out another .200 would I be looking for .385 of free bore needed in the reamer, this would put 150 gr Bergers just right, the bullet would fully engage the neck but only the boat tail would be bellow the neck.
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    You better talk with Dave on this one. Something doesn't sound right with your measurements. On my 338-408 Chey-Tac I only have throat length of .256" for a 300g SMK and it's seated with the boat tail junction just below the neck shoulder junction. If I had to guess a ballpark for amount of throat length for your bullet I'd think somewhere around .150" ish. But Dave would know better than me.
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    Your right! I'm just not getting it I think and I'll give him a ring today.

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