Originally Posted by JRY46
Hi guys ! I am getting ready to build my first 7STW. My question is this- I would like to build the gun on a Savage action like the rest of my guns are but are they long enough for the caliber ? Looks like most of the guns you guys have on here are built on 700 actions. I don't want to look like an idiot when I start talking to the gunsmith about the build, so I am looking for some advice on which to use. Thanks...........................JR
Some savages are, but a lot aren't. If it wasn't built with a rum or stw barrel on it to start with, you're likely going to have issues. You need an action that'll take 3.6" cartridges. Rem la's, ruger#1's, some m70's, browning a-bolt la, etc will all do it with the correct mag components.
I believe the savage action length issue was touched on in the brotherhood thread, but I don't know how long ago. The standard ('06 length) action rifles will do very well with the 7x300win or the 7x375ruger variants as they'll fit in a standard length action.