I recently purchased a full, sealed, case of Lake City, M-118, MATCH, 7.62MM NATO ammunition for my brand new Savage 12 VLP DBM. This ammo has 77, LC, and "MATCH" as a headstamp. Lot # is 60-17. 173gr. boat-tail bullet and a listed velocity of 2550fps. My problem is that the bolt of my new Savage does NOT want to close on these cartridges. It will, but only with force. Upon measurement, I find these cartridges .020" longer than ANY listed COL in any of my reloading manuals. I blued one up and, sure enough, the bullet was engaging the rifling upon bolt closure. I set a couple back .012" and found the bolt closed easily, BUT after pulling a bullet or two found that I already had a compressed charge of an unknown powder before setting them back. This constitutes a "red flag" situation in my feeble mind. I, personally, have never found a need for a bolt between my head-lites and surmise that would be most un-comfortable at best. ANY of you knowledgable folks out there have any suggestions ? I have pulled the bullets and dumped the powder from about a hundred of these, but this seems a waste of ammo. I assume I simply have a relatively "short-throated" Savage...but it WILL easily chamber standard .308win.ammo. Any input from you folks would be appreciated. I'd rather sell the stuff than waste it, if I can't make it work.