Remington 700 - Long action bolt for short action?


PDA






ke3029
March 5, 2009, 12:58 AM
Is it kosher to swap out a short action bolt for a long action bolt, thereby converting a short action R700 to a long action R700? Thanks!

If you enjoyed reading about "Remington 700 - Long action bolt for short action?" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
Zak Smith
March 5, 2009, 01:02 AM
The actions are different lengths, so it won't work.

evan price
March 5, 2009, 01:02 AM
With an action stretcher, perhaps. How long is the magazine well?

climbnjump
March 5, 2009, 01:03 AM
And you are thinking that would work how???

cliffy
March 5, 2009, 01:11 AM
a 7mm-08 is a prime example of the best of the best. A .243 Winchester caliber bests the best, accuracywise. A long-g-g action .30-06 Springfield is the ONLY reason one might consider a long action. What are we shooting at here? Recoil-Accuracy-Quick Death culminate within a well-placed bullet of proper configuration. If you've never fired a 90 grain Swift Scirocco II bullet from a .243 Winchester round, you don't fully appreciate SWIFT DEATH. Velocity is the prime factor regarding swift death: 90 grain Scirocco at 3100 fps recoils lightly, yet it's a wow down-range: bonded delivery. cliffy

Zak Smith
March 5, 2009, 01:18 AM
A long-g-g action .30-06 Springfield is the ONLY reason one might consider a long action.
So to paraphrase: .30-06 SPR is the only reason to use a long action.

That doesn't even make sense. I guess all those people shooting .270, 6.5-06, 6.5-284, 7RM, .300WM, etc are using a long action for literally "no reason" ?

For lack of ke3029's intended purpose, I don't see how you can proscribe a best caliber for the application, anyway.

evan price
March 5, 2009, 02:15 AM
Cliffy is the fella who was ranting about wolf hybrids a bit ago.

The purpose of a long action and a short action is so that people with short cartridges (the .308 based stuff- 243, 22-250, etc) don't have to put as much movement into cycling the action, or carry around more metal than is needed.

Otherwise, there wouldn't be a long or short action- it would all be one action. (Tikka, for example, does this.)

Beagle-zebub
March 5, 2009, 03:06 AM
Otherwise, there wouldn't be a long or short action- it would all be one action. (Tikka, for example, does this.)

Army does that with the M24, too. Something about giving themselves the flexibility to convert to those useless long-action cartridges...? :p

And anyway, life just wouldn't be the same with 6.5x55 Swede. Put it up against the .243 any day.

MMCSRET
March 5, 2009, 10:29 AM
Caliber war!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SOUND THE ALARM.

evan price
March 6, 2009, 01:34 AM
Amen, Beagle. Give me my Swedes any day over a 243!

If you enjoyed reading about "Remington 700 - Long action bolt for short action?" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!