Action length?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bob S., Mar 24, 2005.

  1. Bob S.

    Bob S. Well-Known Member

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    I thought I knew this one but saw something in the sporting goods store yesterday that threw me off. How is action length determined? I thought It was based on the 06 case. 06 and bigger was long and smaller than 06 was short. A cartridge based on a 308 case would be considered short - right?? We are talking standard calibers here not something rechambered to something else.
     
  2. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    That's about the way I understand it.

    308 Win case is 2.810 OAL (short action), 30-06 is long action.
     
  3. Okiehunter

    Okiehunter Well-Known Member

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    Ditto what Dave said. I'm curious as to what you seen that confused you.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    That's about the way I understand it.

    308 Win case is 2.810 OAL (short action), 30-06 is long action.

    [/ QUOTE ] I guess? Well normally the .300 & .375 H&H was considered to be a long action. the .30-06, 270 etc. the standard action and .308 WIN, .243 etc. short actions. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  5. Bob S.

    Bob S. Well-Known Member

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    Whew! thanks guys thought I was losing it.

    I was looking at size descriptions for the MTM bore guide. Here are two of the descriptions

    1) catalog # yadayada for .17 to .243 (6mm) calibers. Fits Remington 700, 788, 40X short actions; Mauser 300, Ruger 77 short actions; and similar bolt sizes.

    2) catalog # yadayada for .17 to .243 (6mm) calibers. Fits Remington 700, 788 long action; Winchester 70 short action; Savage 110; Weatherby Mark V long actions and Vanguard actions; Ruger 77 long actions.

    I read these and at the time I couldn't for the life of me picture how a short action caliber needed a device that fit a long action. The large caliber devices mentioned short actions as well. Now in retrospect and rereading I get it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif

    Sorry to have you guys jump through hoops to help me out but Thanks For the responses.