im having my first custom rifle built. its a 700 short action opened up for a 7 wsm. its in a mcmillian a5 stock and has badger m4 bottom metal and a wyatts mag box. so with that mag box i can load anything under 3.000" c.o.l. i am having a broughton barrel installed and chambered in 7 wsm. i am looking to shoot 162 amax and 175 smk mostly. i was also considering 180 vld's down the road. so how would i get this rifle throated? i have read the amax and smk work best just touching the lands but then the vld should be .001" into the lands. so if i throat it for the 180 vld's can i not really load the other two to touch the lands? if so, if i were to just shoot the other two how would i throat the barrel since these two bullets would contact the lands at different seating lengths. would i throat it for the max c.o.l of the bullets that touches the lands first and then just seat the other bullet a little deeper until it just touches the lands. Do yall understand what im saying or am i confusing you? if so tell me how to ask the question properly. i have another question about reloading this cartridge but im going to just start another thread. thanks for all your help in advance.