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Guys lets talk. POWER POWER POWER in the short action rifle

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Guys lets talk. POWER POWER POWER in the short action rifle

I have been thinking about this alot lately. What is the most powerful long range hunting rifle we can build on a short action with a WSM bolt face? Single round loading is ok. But we are not talking long action rounds.

A WILDCAT Is what I'm thinking. What say you?
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    Re: Guys lets talk. POWER POWER POWER in the short action rifle

    Maybe something based on the 300 RUM case necked up to a 300gr Berger?
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    Maybe something based on the 300 RUM case necked up to a 300gr Berger?
    I just read the 7mm FATSO essay again. It's a good idea but the brass prep looks alot more involed than anything im set up for.

    I Dont know that 338 is the best bet but maybe. I thought about the 338 and I still am just not sure how we would push it fast enough?
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    I know of a few guys running full round house 338 Edges on Savage short actions, I would put that in high power LRH class! You have to single sled them but they eject empties normal though you have to pull the bolt to eject a loaded round.
    I was also intrigued by the 7mm Fatso but the prep was more than I want to do also.
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    Re: Guys lets talk. POWER POWER POWER in the short action rifle

    Very interested in this...
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    I bet a 6.5 RUM would be a scorcher. With a 130 Scirocco it would be a true screamer.
    With the 142 smk you would also be running them very fast.
    Then there are the Carteruccios and maybe some new Wildcat bullets.
    Not sure how long you can nurse the barrel along, but it would be a flat shooting cartridge with lots of energy.
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    Re: Guys lets talk. POWER POWER POWER in the short action rifle

    Just to restate my orginal intent guys. I am not looking to chamber LA rounds in a SA! I am asking or opening for debate your ideas on how to get the most powerful SA based round we can for LR hunting.

    Lets set a guideline. the rifle will operate as a repeter just for the reason of keeping the topic on SA length rounds.
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