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Unread 04-29-2010, 08:27 PM
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Lightweight, Short Action Cheytac

Is there any manufacturer out there that makes lightweight, short actions big enough to house the Cheytac case?
Obviously I'm talking about building a single shot that is loaded by removing the bolt, but for a target gun I don't think it would bother me. But I have to keep it reasonably short and light.
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    Re: Lightweight, Short Action Cheytac

    If you are making a single shot, why the short action? -- what's the difference if you build it on a long action?

    If you are shooting the Cheytac, why lightweight? it's going to kick like a mule unless you put a muzzle brake on it, and if you are conserving weight, you will not want the 26 + inch barrel that is needed to utilize the powder capacity of the Cheytac....

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    Unread 04-29-2010, 08:53 PM
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    Re: Lightweight, Short Action Cheytac

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    If you are making a single shot, why the short action? -- what's the difference if you build it on a long action?
    It would be longer ;-)

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    If you are shooting the Cheytac, why lightweight? it's going to kick like a mule unless you put a muzzle brake on it, and if you are conserving weight, you will not want the 26 + inch barrel that is needed to utilize the powder capacity of the Cheytac....
    A shorter, lighter action leaves me extra length/weight to add to the barrel and still be the "more portable" size I am aiming for.

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    Re: Lightweight, Short Action Cheytac

    Hi,it's not a short action but barnard(www.barnard.co.nz)make a nice action to suit,it does not seem to look as bulky as the other brands and the are trued and ready to go out of the box,they also accept remington style triggers,that would be my choice i would look to save weight with bases,scope and rings possibly a carbon wrapped barrel i wouldn't skimp on the action with a big boomer like the cheytac.Good luck mate.
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    Re: Lightweight, Short Action Cheytac

    I am building a 338/408 that will be around 11 lbs. The action is an 8500 lawton short action. It will eject fired cases but ejection of loaded rds will require sliding the bolt past the release. I think the 8500 is the lightest action around that will handle the Chey-tac case.
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    Unread 04-30-2010, 07:29 AM
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    ^^^^

    haha...wow...is that what I think it is?

    Interesting, but maybe a little too unconventional for me.
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