just a quick question.

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by vendetta333, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. vendetta333

    vendetta333 Well-Known Member

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    will a 450 marlin cycle/fit in a standard 308 sort action? there is not much difference in diameter. i know the bolt face would have to be different, but will it cycle?
     
  2. vendetta333

    vendetta333 Well-Known Member

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    perhaps this would do better in the reloading thread?
     

  3. LouBoyd

    LouBoyd Well-Known Member

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    The 450 Marlln uses a magnum bolt face not 308. The SAAMI length is only 2.550" so it will fit in a magaizine which will handle a 300 SAUM. The 450 Marlin in a short action can't handle long heavy low drag 458 bullets. It's nearly identical to the 458x2 American wildcat made by shortening a 458 Win mag case to 2.00 inches The Marlin case is 2.05".
    How well it would fit or feed in a short action depends on the brand of short action and how much work you want to go to.
     
  4. vendetta333

    vendetta333 Well-Known Member

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    yea, i knew it'd be a different bolt face, but would it cycle? or would it be too big around for the action it self? and what do you mean by the action wont handle .458 bullets? i was wondering if a rebarrel, bolt and magazine change would do it?