Originally Posted by .284
Hey guys, say a guy wanted to build an stw with bergers new 195 grain as it's diet. What action would be long enough to hold the rounds in the mag and also eject a loaded round through the ejection port assuming you seated them fairly long and close to the lands? I have a sako 75 stw and the detachable mag is actually longer than a sendero ultra mag magazine but if I try to chase the lands you have to pull the bolt out to remove a loaded round. I don't think a custom reamer is the answer because these long vld's are way too deep in the case when seated to the mag length. Single loading does not bother me but I sure would like to be able to eject a loaded round.
Well, first things first. I too have a Sako 75, in 7 mm STW, and two Remington STW's, one is a semi custom, and the other is a factory Sendero. The longest magazine is the Sako. I can load them out to 3.702 OAL, and still fit into the box. However, the Sako , and both of the Remingtons are freebored. I do not know how much, but would not be surprised if it wasn't in the .300-.325 area. Nevertheless, it precludes the ability to engage rifling, and fit into the box. If you have a series V Sako, that is about the longest factory action that I know of. I have been shooting , or have shot Berger VLD's that are 168 grain, and thet shoot just fine. I do think that if you were to load them out to engage the throat, you will not be able to eject a live round, unless you pull the bolt. What caliber is your Sako in? I bought mine Christmas eve, and absolutely love it. So anyway, either action will work, but you will have to pull the bolt to extract a live round. Welcome to the Brotherhood of the 7mm STW.
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