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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

7 Fatso is still my favorite. The Norma case definitely makes it worth a try. The Norma is about 3/8" shorter than the Lapua so it'll still need to be shortened. Only a trial will tell if it's worthwhile or if you need to thin the brass.

The article said the 7 Fatso gave 7 STW ballistics in a short action so you know what's possible in that caliber. Caliber would be a something to consider. How close you could come to the 340 Weatherby in that short action I have no idea. I bet you'd be close!

I like a long action so I'm going with the .270 Norma and a full length case. It's gonna be fun...
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    I agree, the 338 something also has me thinking.
    338 Norma Standard action, 2.5 '' case,107 grn. h20 capacity.300 otm ,1465 E @ 1500 yrds, that is with a vel. of 2725 of which I have seen higher #'s, mine walks the walk
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    What the biggest bolt face we can get in a SA chambering?
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    What the biggest bolt face we can get in a SA chambering?
    In a factory bolt, I would think it would be the short mag (.550")? That doesn't mean a smith couldn't open it up though as long as there was enough meat in the receiver to handle a larger case.......Rich
    p.s. Actually the rim is rebated and is only .535"
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    Why does one want a powerful short action cartridge? Isn't that kind of like wanting a jumbo micro chip?
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    Why does one want a powerful short action cartridge? Isn't that kind of like wanting a jumbo micro chip?
    Be cause we can
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    I was going to use the old "dog analogy" (....because he can)....but figured that wouldn't be very family friendly....lol.
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