Originally Posted by Embalmer883
If I stayed with 200grish bullets would the 338-284 be good in a short action? I'm thinking a savage it's mag box is 2.9". I all ready have a good stock for it.
If you want to seat the bullet out were it belongs, boat tail junction at base of neck 2.9" wont get it. If you dont mind jumping them it will work.
In a 6.5 -284 with a 142 sierral in a S/A rem I had to pull the bolt to get a loaded cartridge out.
142 Sierra = 1.375"
200 grain 338 NAB= 1.340"
Seated where it belongs it will be over 3"
A WSM case will get you another 100 thou room.