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Do Remington 700's Come in a Short Action ver.?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by pinetree64, Oct 15, 2007.

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  1. pinetree64

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    The reason I ask is that I have a Rem 700 BDL that I am having rebarreled. It is currently a 30-06 Ackley and want something that doesn't require hand-loading. I was thinking about going to a 260, but this is a short action round in my standard action. if this is the norm than I'd be ok doing it. Their website doesn't list action length for the 700 BDL, but it comes in 243, 30-06...

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    tjg
     
  2. kieran

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    rebarrel to 30-06, 270Win, or even 25-06. all based on the same action length.
     
  3. Parruthead

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    Yes 700's come in a short action I have 2 myself!
     
  4. gunnerh

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    The 700 does come in different sizes : short,long and mag.(375 H&H etc.). You MAY have magazine feeding trouble with .260. In .270 feeding will be better and ammo will be easier to find.



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  5. peyton

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    Another Amen for the 270, it will work well with how the action is set up, mag follower and such
     
  6. jesse485

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    Unless I am remembering incorrectly, the entire point of Ackley cartridges was that you could fire standard chamberings as well. Shouldn't regular .30-06 work fine out of the gun? If not, why not just rebarrel in .30-06 or .270?
     
  7. jesse485

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    Unless I am remembering incorrectly, the entire point of Ackley cartridges was that you could fire standard chamberings as well. Shouldn't regular .30-06 work fine out of the gun? If not, why not just rebarrel in .30-06 or .270?
     
  8. asknight

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    .30-06AI doesn't require handloading, as you can fire off-the-shelf .30-06 safely and without handicap.
     
  9. MinnMooney

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    .243Win is a short action so you've answered your own question.
     
  10. Strongbad

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    Just because you have the longer action doesn't mean you can't use a short action round. It just means you're going to have to have a little bit of work done to the magazine to make sure that it feeds properly. It's not that big of a deal.
     
  11. MCgunner

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    Yes, and there's the M7 action.
     
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    The short action also came in left hand. i have two of them. Not sure the short action Model 700 left hand is still in production.
     
  13. JW74

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    I have a model 700 BDL in 7mm-08 that is a short action.
     
  14. amper

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    Isn't the M24 SWS a long-action 700 that fires short action rounds? I thought I read this somewhere.
     
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