Re: Thoughts on the Remington 788
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I would not build a 6.5 x 284 on a short action. Unless you don't mind pulling the bolt to eject a loaded round. If you seat those long 6.5 bullets deep enough to funtion in a short action, they'll be way down in the case and eat up powder space. JMHO
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I will probably punch paper with this rifle. The 7mm Mauser I already own has the same problem you mention. I have just gotten used to it. Pulling the bolt on a 788 is easy.
I haven't really settled on a calibre yet. Everything else I load for is .224, .284 or .308 bullet diameters. I might stick with them since I have components, or try something new. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
I am really looking to see if there is a good reason NOT to use this action. My first one shoots great, but 10+ years have passed since I built it.