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Short action build need help

I have a short action that i want to build on i just don't know what would be the best round. i would like to shoot a 225-250gr bullet hopefuly around 2850fps this rifle would be for hunting out to 700 on mostly deer size animals may be a elk some day. so witch round would work the best???
300 wsm, 338wsm, 338rcm, 338 fed, 338 ruger, 325 ruger any others i missed help me out here.
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    Re: Short action build need help

    Jeff

    The 325 WSM is a .323 (8 mm) and the largest bullet for 8mm is around 200gr
    in loaded factory ammo.

    If you have a 338 WSM made you have a better selection of bullets.

    In a short action you are somewhat limited to case capicity and the WSM's
    are about optimum.

    The 325 WSM has very good balistics and is worth looking at .

    PS; I looked and Woodledge,Sierra and swift make 220gr bullets in .323 (8mm).

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    Re: Short action build need help

    how about a 375 caliber? 375WSM....barnes makes a 235 gr TSX. that would be a hammer!

    actually my pick would be a 338wsm. a 185 or 210TSX would be a short bullet and in a short action, you're gonna need all the help you can get.
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    Re: Short action build need help

    +1 338WSM if it's going to be a repeater.

    Otherwise, pick as big of a .338 as you want up to 338 Edge.

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    +1 338WSM if it's going to be a repeater.

    Otherwise, pick as big of a .338 as you want up to 338 Edge.

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    will it eject a round are do you have to pull the bolt??????????
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    Re: Short action build need help

    you would have to pull the bolt on a magnum length round.... may not even be that easy to load with an edge length round and the bolt in.
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    will it eject a round are do you have to pull the bolt??????????

    My short action savage ejects an empty 338 Edge very well and so will a SA Remington. However, I just verified that I can't put a loaded 338 Edge round into the SA Remington, as the port is a little shorter than on the Savage.

    Edited: The Remington I tried to put the Edge round is a 243. The round was close to clearing the port, maybe a larger chamber would give it the extra few thou to load. Hopefully someone has a larger short action chambering that they could test.

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    Last edited by AJ Peacock; 09-05-2008 at 10:05 AM. Reason: added info re: my remington
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