Looking for a loaner. I bought a Savage pull-off barrel from a member here that forgot to tell me the reason he was selling it was because it has no throat. Learned the hard way not to use a loaded round to head space a barrel. I ended up head spacing on the bullet. First couple shot the factory loaded brass near separated above the case head. I knew I had issues with my head space so I put it back in the case. When I got home I used a sized case without a bullet. I found the barrel was several turns too far out, but still didn't make the connection as to why. Back to the range! First couple 155gr bullets bolt closed fine. And shot very good. The velocity was about were I expected, low because of lite loads. I had a slight hard bolt close on a couple rounds of Fusion factory loaded ammo...I thought it might be because I had the head space a little tight, but I realize now it was seating the bullet. The velocity of the Fusion 150gr ammo was within 25fps of what they advertise on the box. And shot really good. But the bolt would not close on 165gr bullets...ended up pulling a bullet out of a case. So back to the house to see what happened. I didn't measure from the mouth of the case to where the ring is on the bullet, but it is close. I know it is less than 1/4" and it puts a clean scratch all the way around the bullet like it has a sharp edge. I will mic it and take some pictures tonight. I don' have the 30 caliber bushing for my comparator...only bought the 6.5 so far. I normally see the cantilever somewhere close to the mouth of the case. But I have the 155's seated well past the cantilever of the bullet! So I have a small choice...either nothing but shoot only light bullets or ream a throat in the barrel so I can use bigger bullets. As it is a would have no case capacity with a 200gr bullet shoved down inside the case. Need a rent/loaner reamer...might as well barrow a head space guage while I'm at it. I put thus in the regular forum so the real gunsmith wouldn't bash my gun smith skills!