Bore Throating With Precision And Control

How to use a chamber reamer with maximum precision and control.

by Norman E. Johnson

No single chambering reamer will form a leade to meet the needs of all handloaders and shooters. Bullet shapes and lengths, as well as rifle loading restrictions, dictate this. Therefore, it may become necessary to alter the existing bore throat or leade as shooting needs and conditions dictate.

The typical chamber, along with its leade, will conform to SAAMI specifications. If it didn’t, you couldn’t use just any brand of ammunition to fit your rifle. But this doesn’t provide much solace for the handloader who may wish to use a variety of bullets, or a specific bullet, to fit one’s needs. This handloader may find it necessary to…

Read more in the December 2017 issue.

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