Originally Posted by Cascade_Sherpa
I've got a question for you:
Is the 4.4" dimension the length between the action screws? If not where is this dimension measured? I have a savage model 12 in .223 (so its a short action obviously) and I was curious where this measurement was taken and what barrel contour the stock will accept? I can measure the OD of my barrel.
Yes, the 4.4" measurement is between the action screws. There are two common Savage short-action lengths, 4.27" (stagger feed, the mag box comes out of the stock with the action) and 4.4" (center feed, the mag box stays with the stock). There are two variations of the 4.4" with the bolt release on either the side of the action, or on the front of the trigger guard.