Help with Ruger American 6.5 PRC Chassis/Stock

MajorSpittle

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I have a Ruger American in 6.5 PRC. It is a Short Action with a Ruger Magnum magazine that allows for rounds up to 3.3" long.

I would like to put it in a chassis like an MDT or similar, but I keep running into Short Action Stocks only accept ACIS Short Action Magazines which are not long enough for 6.5 PRC.

I even looked at Magpul Hunter stocks but could never find an answer as to how the AICS assemblies for their stocks work and if there is a Long Action AICS bottom that will fit for a short action or something?

Has anyone ran into this issue and found a solution? I need just under 3.1" for my rounds to fit in a magazine.
 

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I even looked at Magpul Hunter stocks but could never find an answer as to how the AICS assemblies for their stocks work and if there is a Long Action AICS bottom that will fit for a short action or something?
I have magpul hunter stock, the way it is built im not sure it could accept a long action aics bottom metal(plastic in this case). As that would be the only way to get a mag long enough for your needs. I am on a hunting trip in illinois right now but i can measure and look when i get home. Are you sure its a short action?
 

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I have magpul hunter stock, the way it is built im not sure it could accept a long action aics bottom metal(plastic in this case). As that would be the only way to get a mag long enough for your needs. I am on a hunting trip in illinois right now but i can measure and look when i get home. Are you sure its a short action?
It is short action.

At least I think it is Short Action. The Magazine that it comes with is the same as the one for the 300WM but it is a Ruger Magazine not an AICS magazine.

Now I need to measure the action and figure out if it is actually built on a Short Action.
 
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SamuelBerryhill308

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I have magpul hunter stock, the way it is built im not sure it could accept a long action aics bottom metal(plastic in this case). As that would be the only way to get a mag long enough for your needs. I am on a hunting trip in illinois right now but i can measure and look when i get home. Are you sure its a short action?
On the magpul cant you change out the magwell and mag to a long action model I know the ones I've seen look like you can but I'm not sure of what it messures I'm looking for a stock for my 308 in the go wild model as well
 

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On the magpul cant you change out the magwell and mag to a long action model I know the ones I've seen look like you can but I'm not sure of what it messures I'm looking for a stock for my 308 in the go wild model as well
No you cannot at least no to my memory. Its made for the short action magwell only.
 

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Not to hijack, but how do you like the rifle so far. It seems a few of them hit the market earlier this year and then they have since disappeared. I've got a ruger American predator in Creedmoor that is 7 years old and is a tack driver. The prc looks very tempting for the price.
 

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Not to hijack, but how do you like the rifle so far. It seems a few of them hit the market earlier this year and then they have since disappeared. I've got a ruger American predator in Creedmoor that is 7 years old and is a tack driver. The prc looks very tempting for the price.
It is very accurate and coating/build quality is great.

I have never shot or reloaded for a Creedmoor, but the PRC seems a little too over bore for my liking. I have a feeling I will be loading the 140gr with lots of free bore and using faster powder then the retumbo or h1000. I loaded 156eol long with H4831 and was getting around 2850 fps.

If I had to do it over again I would have went with my first instinct an got a 7mm-08. But it is still early so maybe I will find it grows on me when I perfect a load and get a chance to actually stretch it out to 700+ in the wind.
 

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