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Old 05-08-2010, 06:03 PM
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Early 60's action for 338 Edge build?

I picked up a 7mm mag barreled action for cheap and I had planned on using it for a 338 Edge build.

Took off the scope bases today and noticed that there is a notch in the top of the back of the action. Two questions.

1. Why did they cut out this area at the top of the action?
2. Is this OK to use for a custom build? Will accuracy suffer using an action like this?

Here is a picture for reference: (This isn't mine, just a picture I found online)

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Old 05-08-2010, 07:07 PM
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Re: Early 60's action for 338 Edge build?

My old Rem 721 has the same cut out. I am under the impression it was for loading it with stripper clips although I've never seen it done.

I can't see why it would be a problem for your build. The strength is in the front ring. I'd check with the smith you plan on using just to make sure they don't have a problem with it.
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:03 PM
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Re: Early 60's action for 338 Edge build?

Why the notch? I have no idea.

I have a 270 Allen Mag on that action.

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Old 05-08-2010, 09:13 PM
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Re: Early 60's action for 338 Edge build?

That is a usable action. Cut was for long cartridges, not stripper (stipper clip guides always have a 'detail', like a dovetail for example, to hold them in place for use. Take a look at a Springfield '03 or Mauser '98 for good examples). The cut, in reality, was not needed and was eliminated to help save production costs. Otherwise, it's a standard 700 action.
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:35 PM
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Re: Early 60's action for 338 Edge build?

Good deal. I appreciate the feedback.
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:53 PM
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Re: Early 60's action for 338 Edge build?

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That is a usable action. Cut was for long cartridges, not stripper (stipper clip guides always have a 'detail', like a dovetail for example, to hold them in place for use. Take a look at a Springfield '03 or Mauser '98 for good examples). The cut, in reality, was not needed and was eliminated to help save production costs. Otherwise, it's a standard 700 action.
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It was handy as long as you didn't put a scope on it and most people shot iron sites
back then.

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Old 05-09-2010, 06:23 AM
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Re: Early 60's action for 338 Edge build?

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+1

It was handy as long as you didn't put a scope on it and most people shot iron sites
back then.

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What would be the problem w/a scope on it?
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