Originally Posted by roughneck
I just ran across this thread and found it very helpful with my 7mm WSM build.
Therefore, I feel very bad in correcting the original post...a 220 swift is really considered a short action round. I have two of them, and each was built on a rem 700 short action. However, i do see where you are coming from, as Ruger used to make it in a long action.
I just don't want someone out there somewhere to be short stroking their swift and wondering why.
Thank you again for the info
Don't feel bad !!! you are right it will fit in the short action rem.
Being old I was used to calling a Standard action and a long action (3006 length)the same thing
and a short action was shorter but a lot of rounds will work but you may not be able to eject
a loaded round in some short actions (I had a 30/338 in a short action 40X ) and this was the
Most of the 220 swifts were built on these (Standard actions) from the factory.
To un load a loaded round in the 30/338 I had to pull the bolt past the stop.
Now that winchester is building a super short action for the WSSMs some of the traditionaly
short action rounds will not work very well in this one .
So thanks for the heads up and keep the comments coming.
J E CUSTOM