I have been wondering about the length of throat in my Sako 85 .270wsm
Why is it so far from the max mag length (2.93 COL) to the Lands (2.99 or 3.00 COAL) for several bullets I am loading for. I have measured several bullets using several methods, It's way out there and I can only get there (-.05 back) on a few of the larger bullets.
Did Sako do this on purpose, as I can't imagine them slacking on the Barrel build.
So ran into this on Gunners Den,
Bullet Seating Depth
Bullet seating depth has a great impact on rifle accuracy. The bullet seating depth for each individual rifle and bullet varies and should be set accorgingly. NOTE: Do not use this procedure for rifles chambered for weatherby cartridges as these have long throats cut into the rifles bore.
Is this something they may have done for a reason with the WSM for example? I have no problems with accuracy setting way back from the lands, usually finding 2.80-2.90 the place I want to be. Seating them out to 2.93 a squeeze into my Magazine or loading a few out to the lands and back up a bit has not showed any increase in accuracy at all?