Thanks lipripper! You just bought up one of the BIG pluses owning a Safari Grade modified rifle...........the ability to use standard or OEM factory ammunition, or, factory length reloads. Unlike a wildcat chambering, where the shooter is stuck with the wildcat only, the SG will shoot anything offered in the original cartridge, yet allow for BIG power by utilizing the SG modification option....and, accuracy and function with either/or remains the same.
I have built a number of wildcats over the years, and making cartridges, and having enough of those cartridges on hand is a task. Also, one time I forgot to bring my cartridge box for a wildcat I was hunting with (I was having a "senior moment" at a young age). One of the fellas at our camp brought a spare rifle and allowed me to use it (I was in luck that day). If I would have had my SG 35, I could have gone down to the local gun shop, Wally World, or hardware store, and bought a box of factory 35 Rem, and would have been good to go!
The SG modification is easy to work with because we are using the OEM case and loading components for the 35 Rem cartridge. If an ammunition or reloading component availability problem arises, or you just dont have the time to test, load up, or whatever, the lack of "special" wildcat ammunition wont slow you down!
I am glad you posted this!!! Another one of the finer points offered by an SG modified rifle!
So, when FT says it will still shoot OEM ammuntion, you can take liprippers word on that....and mine too!