You can use the short action with one caveat, while utilizing the long, heavy, high BC bullets like the VLD or SMK, you will be relegated to rolling it single shot. My COAL is ~3.100 (measuring to the meplat not the ogive) running the 107smk with the bearing surface/boat tail seated right at the cases' neck shoulder junction.
There are a bunch of fellers here that run one at a time & are quite good at it, my opinion runs the other was (as usual
) I can't freaking stand single shots & am willing to drop serious coin to ensure I can mag feed. Thus, mine is a long action.
To each their own... Keep us all posted with your decision & subsequent build.