.243 action length

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by shooterpunk2, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. shooterpunk2

    shooterpunk2 Well-Known Member

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    I am wanting to build a long range .243 on a savage/stevens action. My question is will a short action be long enough to use the internal magazine if i use the long 115 DTAC bullets? Thanks guys
     
  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Probably not, but stranger things have happened. Depends on the throat of the rifle. I have a model 7 Rem and with the 95grn SST's they just fit in the magazine. It is a bit shorter than a normal short action though. There may be an after market magazine you could install that would help in your predicament. One of the rifle builders should know.

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  3. D.A.T.

    D.A.T. Well-Known Member

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    the magazines are different,savage has them for around 20.00