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Remington 700 - Long action bolt for short action?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ke3029, Mar 5, 2009.

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  1. ke3029

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    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!
     
  2. Zak Smith

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    The actions are different lengths, so it won't work.
     
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    With an action stretcher, perhaps. How long is the magazine well?
     
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    And you are thinking that would work how???
     
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    Short Action has advantages

    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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.)
     
  8. Beagle-zebub

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    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.
     
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    Caliber war!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SOUND THE ALARM.
     
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    Amen, Beagle. Give me my Swedes any day over a 243!
     
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