I was wondering if anyone here might give me some advice....
I bought a mauser bolt rifle made up in 6.5-06 from a member of another forum. I put it in the safe for a year and since I have recently had my shoulder operated on, I thought now would be a convenient time to get it set up and load some ladder loads. Problem is, when I went to test feed some dummy rounds to test function, they would not chamber; the rifle has NO throat! I did watch the rounds coming out of the magazine to make sure they were under the extractor. I also chambered several empty cases and they chambered well. I got my dummy rounds again and coated a bullet with machinist layout blue and sure enough, they were marked evenly around the bullet right at the beginning of the ogive. To compound this, there is no radius cut at the breach of the chamber on the barrel to allow the rounds to smoothly feed into the chamber without hanging up on the case mouth.
I can buy a throating reamer cheap enough, but I don't have ANY experience doing this. And I don't have any idea on how to cut the chamber feed radius without pulling the barrel. I don't have any tools that would allow me to do this safely.