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Lng action and short action

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by BCPerry, Jun 1, 2009.

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  1. BCPerry

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    Where can I find a list of the different long action and short action cartridges that are currently availible.
     
  2. Uncle Mike

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    There are numerous publications throughout. Try 'Cartridges of the World'
    Modern Day Cartridges, ect...

    Online search-

    Cartridges of the world will give a synopsis of new, wildcat, british, .22, british old, american, american old and obsolete cartridges.

    Also don't forget the mant excellent reloading type publications.

    Peace :D
     
  3. ArmedBear

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    Also, there are more action lengths than "long" and "short."

    There's an "in between" in Europe, for the 57mm Mauser cartridges and similar. There are "magnum" actions, "mini" actions, etc.

    If you're looking for rounds derived from .30-06 and .308, that's easier (except for some rare wildcats).

    .30-06 Springfield (7.62x63mm):

    .25-06 Remington
    .270 Winchester
    .280 Remington (AKA 7mm Remington Express AFAIK)
    .30-06 itself
    .338-06 A-square
    .35 Whelen
    various wildcats like some Ackley Improved rounds, 6mm-06, 6.5-06, 8mm-06, maybe more.

    .308 Winchster (7.62x51mm NATO):

    .243 Winchester
    6mm Remington AKA .244 Remington
    .260 Remington
    7mm-08 Remington
    .308 itself
    .338 Federal
    .358 Winchester

    Here's an interesting page: http://www.chuckhawks.com/great_cartridge_families.htm
     
  4. Ol` Joe

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    Go to Hodgdon or Alliants web site and check the OAL of the various cartridges listed. Anything at 2.80" or less is generally concidered a short action cartridge and over a long. There are as noted in a post above more break downs in size but these two are the std, with a "magnum" action sometimes found for extra long cartridges.
     
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