I'm an oddball. Those who know me would quickly agree.
I have this strange desire to build a 350 Rem Mag, similar to another project I did, a 6.5/300WSM using a 260 REM Ruger Mark II Weather Warrior that had the bolt face opened up and a muzzle break installed. A sweet shooting lightweight weapon indeed.
Either talk me out of it or give me some advice. I'm not really interested in a 35 Whelen or a similiar cartridge. If I can go to Walmart and by factory ammo for it, I don't want it.
From elementary research I've found that the longest COAL is 2.800" for this caliber in the Remington model 660 bolt action carbine in which the caliber was introduced. As often is the case when using the heavier bullets in a cartridge with a short neck, this seating depth reduces the powder charge that can be used, thus limiting the advantage of the heavier bullets. Since my goal is to create a light weight heavy hitting rifle What would be a good action to use that would allow me to seat the heavier bullets (225gr - 250gr) long enough to take full advantage of them without going to a standard long action. Would the modern era SA have the same limitations? Is their an action between the SA (308 class) and LA (30-06 class)? I'm thinking that something that would handle the 55-57 mm length cartridges might work. Is the 7mm Mauser (7X57) a short action? My only experience with a 57mm is my 8X57 Mauser that I had rechambered to an 8mm /06 which is a long action. Without a case or bullet on hand for the 350 RM I really don't know what length I'm talking about.
Just thinking aloud, could a standard SA magazine be lengthened and still allow the longer COALs to feed through the action reliablly. I do not want to limit myself to a single shot rifle. If this is possible I could rebarrel an existing gun.
Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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