Originally Posted by aitch
I have the long range fever and am looking at building on the 700 ADL action. What factory action/chambering will work for say the 270 AM?
I have a 270 AM built on an older Rem 721 action. Pretty much the same as the ADL. The biggest difference between ADL and BDL is the stock which is possibly/maybe/more than likely stiffer.
To make mine possibly/maybe/more than likely even more stiffer I glued in an aluminum action bottom and made it a single shot. Now I'm not bothered by magazine length restrictions.
My opinion is that the sako type extractor is the only way to go. I've pulled way too many rims off when pushing a 270 Win a little too hard. Pushing these extreme (APS) cartridges is just flat unnecessary.
I'd recommending making the jump. I sure has been fun for me. It's pretty nifty being in a situation where the limiting conditions are the shooter experience, wind and LRF instead of the Rifle.;)