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Long action vs. Short action?

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Unread 11-01-2010, 11:01 PM
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Long action vs. Short action?

If you were building a lightweight rifle, which would you choose? I like the 7MM caliber, but I am open to being talked into others for hunting sheep, deer, elk, antelope.


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    Unread 11-02-2010, 09:35 PM
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    Re: Long action vs. Short action?

    Several different ways to attack this one. Around here, lightweight has different meanings to different folks. I have an '06 thats around 8lb, that i consider light, but may not be to you if your looking for a 6lb rifle.

    I'm sure their have been elk shot with 7mm-08 and .308 (hell, Ive heard of guys using a .243) but my opinion is that with elk on the menu, a long action would be in order. 280, 30-06 into the magnums etc.

    Hope this helps. Clear as mud now, right?
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