300 Remington Ultra Mag build on a Model 700 Short Action?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by farout, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. farout

    farout Well-Known Member

    Nov 21, 2011
    Has anyone seen this done or have one? I believe I just bought a custom built 300 RUM that is on a short action.

    It's a single shot and the action is so short it will not eject a loaded cartridge. It will barely eject a spent one, but to eject a loaded cartridge, I have to pull out the bolt with the cartridge still help by the claw. Action port is only 2.75 inches long and the COL for a 300 RUM cartridge is 3.6 inches.

    I am concerned that the gun is not safe because I have to remove the bolt to eject a live cartridge.
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2013
  2. grit

    grit Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2005
    I saw a "do it yourself" Savage like that. I don't think there's anything unsafe about it. Just a pain.... Send it over, let's hang another barrel on it and chamber it in something that makes sense.