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Unread 11-02-2009, 01:39 PM
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.243 action length

I am wanting to build a long range .243 on a savage/stevens action. My question is will a short action be long enough to use the internal magazine if i use the long 115 DTAC bullets? Thanks guys
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Unread 11-02-2009, 03:11 PM
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Re: .243 action length

Probably not, but stranger things have happened. Depends on the throat of the rifle. I have a model 7 Rem and with the 95grn SST's they just fit in the magazine. It is a bit shorter than a normal short action though. There may be an after market magazine you could install that would help in your predicament. One of the rifle builders should know.

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Unread 08-05-2010, 06:46 PM
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Re: .243 action length

the magazines are different,savage has them for around 20.00
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