Colt45_13

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Please Help! My father in law is interested in building a 6.5 PRC. I do not know a ton about the cartridge, but it seems pretty intriguing. One question, can I build this rifle on a standard SA Remington 700 hinged floorplate? Or do I have to extend the magazine? He only wants to shoot factory ammunition, no intentions of handloading long loads. I think the factory 143 grain ELDX comes in at around 2.95".

Thanks in Advance Everyone!

Colton

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It should work. I built one on a 700 SA clone with handloads at 2.96" and they work fine. Just make sure your donor action has a magnum bolt face.
 

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Lets slow down a second. It will NOT fit in a standard Remington short action magazine box and action setup. They have a mag box around 2.850" You will have to have a custom or a Remington machined for a Wyatts box and even that will be cutting it close.
 

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Got it, yeah I thought I needed an extension. Any thoughts on using a long action instead of a short action? Will he have feeding issues?

CTL
 

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Build on a Kimber 8400 WSM, Winchester model 70 WSM, or Tikka T3X WSM, they all have 3” or longer mag boxes and will feed the PRC factory ammo fine.
 

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Build on a Kimber 8400 WSM, Winchester model 70 WSM, or Tikka T3X WSM, they all have 3” or longer mag boxes and will feed the PRC factory ammo fine.
Hmm... I didn’t know that about the Winchester SA magazines. I can get a hold of a Winchester wsm pretty easy. Does the 3” or greater mag length apply to all the Winchester short actions? Mostly I am referring to the cheaper models with the blind mags.

Thanks,

CTL
 

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Get you a tikka donor and dont look back if your going the factory route.
 

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Got it, yeah I thought I needed an extension. Any thoughts on using a long action instead of a short action? Will he have feeding issues?

CTL

I used a long action on mine, you will need to get the wyatt centerfeed box or it doesn't feed very will with the standard BDL, staggerfeed floor plate.

If you have a little extra to spend on an action the bighorn origin short action is long enough for the PRC
 

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If it was me building a 6.5 go fast on a short action remmy action I'd have a talk with elkaholic about one of his cartridges! Pretty sure he hook you up with everything you need!
 

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I used a long action on mine, you will need to get the wyatt centerfeed box or it doesn't feed very will with the standard BDL, staggerfeed floor plate.

If you have a little extra to spend on an action the bighorn origin short action is long enough for the PRC
Is that just as simple as switching out the box and follower?

CTL
 

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