Re: Why are all Remingtons Single Shots?
Doug, If you call Rem. they'll tell you, we make the chambers to a SAAMI spec. which I guess is like the standard size for a certain chamber that was set by SAAMI. The reason you can get your 25-06 .005" off the lands and still fit in your mag.is because the magazine is made for a myriad of cartridges, some of which are longer than a 25-06. I got the same problem when shooting 168MK in my 308,.010" off the lands makes for a length of 2.910" but I use benchrest followers on all my varmint rifles, I chose to shoot single shot. With the 7saum, since it's oal makes it a short action cartridge they put it in a 'short action'. You might still get excellent accuracy being off the lands a bit, my 6mm Rem. gets consistantly under 3/8" being .050" off the lands. Answer to your last question is they don't want you to blow yourself up in case you put the bullet to close to the lands, it's called lawyer-proofing of America. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] Jay P.S. You should see the freebore on Ruger rifles, WOW.