Right, I've finally decided to build a new 7mm-08, to which end I've acquired a Sako 75 stainless actioned rifle to use as a donor.
In the past when talking to various gunsmiths about chambering a new barrel, some have said that their preference was to use a reamer which gave a parallel lead to the throat, as opposed to a standard SAMI spec tapered one.
From these conversations and what research I've managed to do, it appears that the advantage of a parallel lead into the throat is that the rifle is less fussy about bullets of differing weights, lengths and seating depth.
To any of the members who have experience of this or have rifles chambered thus, what are their thoughts / experiences. Are there any disadvantages?
My current 7mm-08 has a 21 1/2" barrel, is there an optimum length for efficiently timing 120gn and 140gn ballistic tips?