Short action caliber on long action?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by TORCHRIDER, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. TORCHRIDER

    TORCHRIDER Well-Known Member

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    Ok here is the deal. I have a Savage 110 Long Action that I am about to purchase a barrel for. I was thinking about a .243AI but then started thinking about whether or not the accuracy would be better on a short action.

    Would I be better off building something that requires a long action for this build and then purchasing a short action to build a .243 AI or other SA cartridge?

    or maybe I shouldn't worry about the action length. What say you?

    Regards,

    Dave
     
  2. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    I prefer the long actions. All the bolt parts and stocks interchange.

    They work very well on short action rounds.

    I have a couple WSM's on long actions and my wife shoots a 308 on a long action.
     

  3. Ultra25-06

    Ultra25-06 Active Member

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    I am building a 260 rem on a savage long action now it feeds fine and allows for seating longer bullets without jaming them into the case.