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Old 05-01-2010, 05:41 AM
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Re: Lightweight, Short Action Cheytac

The best lightweight single shot action for any of the .408 builds is the 8.5" BAT... period.
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:36 AM
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Re: Lightweight, Short Action Cheytac

I personally would not be interested in shooting a 11# Chey-Tac.
For these rifles that shoot the 300gr or heavier bullets, I would want to be in the 14# range or heavier. So, with that said, I don't see the advantage of a short/ light action in these calibers.
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Re: Lightweight, Short Action Cheytac

The advantage in a lighter/shorter action is that it allows you to put any weight you want -where it's actually needed(barrel/stock).

I think that's where thread starter is headed.
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:52 AM
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Re: Lightweight, Short Action Cheytac

What weight are you really going to save by going to a "lite short action" . A few ounces maybe. In a caliber of this size are we really worried about a few ounces of weight. I would not be.
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Re: Lightweight, Short Action Cheytac

It's more than a few ounces in BALANCE, as the barrel is moved further forward.
I know, grossly heavy, imbalanced, & white metal guns are all the rage today...
But tomorrow things likely go full circle back to reality.
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:40 AM
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Re: Lightweight, Short Action Cheytac

A few extra ounces on any one component won't make much of a difference...but a few extra ounces on all the components sure will add up fast.

And for me, its also about overall length, as previously mentioned a longer barrel is preferable, but I don't want the rifle getting too unwieldly long....for the definition of unwieldly long quickly look up the length of a standard short action built around a .308, then look up the length of an action built to cycle loaded .408 ammo
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