Originally Posted by Popapi
Guys trying to put this build together on a Pierce Ti SA and using a HS DBM. My question is for those that have a 300WSM in a short action could you guys get to the lands with the long bullets such as the 208 AMAX's, and big(long) Berger's with your DBM's. Was thinking about this route instead of using a long action. Thanks in advance!!!!!
You will reach the lands but you will also have a way more bullet stuffed in the case than needed.
With HS DBM a 175 SMK is about the perfect set up for amount of bullet in the case.
If you want the bullet seated so its not using up case capacity its a long action cartridge with heavies. I've toasted a few barrels in a short action and its a great set up for mid range with 175's
I also sold my HS DBM, it was too short for even some lots of 175's seated 10 off. HS gave me max useable length of 2.860 and that was tight for reliability. AI's type mags from Accurate Mag will give you 2.980"