So, you're a riflemaker... And you built a blueprinted, custom 700,
with a modified reamer of your own design.
That's wonderful... Did you happen to see the group shot with
The Norma in the article about the Norma on this web site.
You have succeeded in bastardizing a great & proven
design, & reducing accuracy.
Didn't mean to upset you, you sure put me in my place, feel better now?
As I understand it Jimmie Sloan shortened a 338 Lapua case so that with a 300 gr. bullet it would fit in a unmodified Rem. 700 3.6" mag. box and what I did, and many others, was change the the shoulder angle so that maybe it would perform like the Rum case in a shorter version and I am sure that is what the intention of others who have done the same, be it 30, 35 or the proven 40 deg. Ackley shoulder, sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't, but we try and testing proves it out. As far as accuracy goes testing will prove that and us, that want to, can put the results on a separate thread so as not to hijack your thread. Again, sorry for upsetting you.