Originally Posted by Curly
How many lengths are there ? Iwas thinking 3. Short , long and Magnum. The .270, .280 and 30-06 are on the Long but would they be better built on a slightly longer action for hunting? I have a 6mm and wish it was slightly longer as I do with the Classic swift I have.Are there any things that can be done to utilize these cartridges to their potential[the .220 Swift, the 6MM REm and the .270]
Actually there is only 2 actions.
Short and long.
There are different bolt faces for 223, 308, 30-06, 300 WM, ETC, ETC, ETC.
30-06, 270, 300 WM, 7mmRM are all long the same long action, just with different bolt faces.
223 and 308 are both short actions, with different bolt faces.
Longer is not better. In fact some would say shorter is better. there are different reasons. Less to flex?, shorter action is easier to cycle in a repeater.