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savage pta, most potent cartridge

Thinking, more like dreaming of a specialty pistol built on a savage precision target action. Their website shows only a standard or .223 bolt face, no wsm bolt face.

With standard .473 bolt face, what would be the most powerful or potent hunting cartridge, that could still eject a live round?

Maybe a .284 win or some variant?
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    Re: savage pta, most potent cartridge

    284 would be a good one. I know on the Striker actions some 300 WSM's have been built.
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    Re: savage pta, most potent cartridge

    300 wsm? wouldn't that require a magnum bolt face and a large shank action?
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    Re: savage pta, most potent cartridge

    maybe a 338 federal with 200gr FTX bullets? performance in a short barrel about like the 338 marlin express in a 24" tube?
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    Re: savage pta, most potent cartridge

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    300 wsm? wouldn't that require a magnum bolt face and a large shank action?
    Just a bolt head swap.

    Target actions are large shank.
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    Re: savage pta, most potent cartridge

    Bingo! So, the target action CAN be set up for the wsm... I get it now!

    That opens up a whole new set of possibilities!
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    Re: savage pta, most potent cartridge

    I've got a 7wsm pistol on the target action, I absolutely love it! I've shot 1/2min groups out to 600 yards everytime I've had the chance to shoot that far. My dad has one in 338x300wsm and my buddy has one in 300wsm. It was a simple bolthead swap, I did mine in five min. You'll like it!
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