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

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

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Interesting thread. I would think the 338 Norma case to work off of would be a good choice for a 338.
My question is why is it so important to use a SA?
Do you think you really save much weight over a LA ?
Its not important but that was the point of the thread to see how much power we could get out of the SA with the 338 bullet.

I just read something in a hunting mag today about the GALAXY looked interesting?
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    Okay... If you insist upon sticking with the magnum bolt face, aka WSM, then one of that line is all you can do. However, trueblue is absolutely correct about the 7 Fatso. At teh end of his article he speaks about the .338 Norma case and a longer Fatso so it can be done! It is a larger bolt face but represents the absolute most you can stuff into a short action repeater. Choose your caliber. That's the one!
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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.
    It would definitely be a screamer but you would be lucky to get a load developed before your barrel went south!.......Rich
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    Okay... If you insist upon sticking with the magnum bolt face, aka WSM, then one of that line is all you can do. However, trueblue is absolutely correct about the 7 Fatso. At teh end of his article he speaks about the .338 Norma case and a longer Fatso so it can be done! It is a larger bolt face but represents the absolute most you can stuff into a short action repeater. Choose your caliber. That's the one!
    Bolt face does not matter. I only used WSM as a starting point. Only thing thats off the table is LA rounds and single round loading.
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    what about taking a 6.5 creedmore and necking it down to a 6mm or 243. or a
    that would be fast far and kick like a kitten
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    Jon check this out
    .338 Winchester Short Magnum? | Rifles | Guns & Ammo
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    I'm thinking you could start with the 416 Rigby case and start working your dimensions from there. It will give you the most powder capacity. That is the parent case for the Lapua, which in turn is the parent case for the Norma mag. So I would start there.

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