My 7-mm08 Remington Model 7 is a great rifle for hunting any thing in Texas!I have a few Tikkas the smaller calibres can sometimes use the longer magazine.
The Bolt stop can be changed where you might have say a .260 , more commonly a .308 loaded out long and a .30-06 mag to accommodate.
I wanted a lightweight rifle years ago but did not have the budget. I decided at the time the .7mm-08 would be great for an all round hunting rifle in Australia.
A short action Remington model 7 would have been my choice.
In that case for a short lightweight hunting rifle I think it suits. For the hunting ammo of the time it would have been suitable.
Saying they are "Stupid" is stupid if they are fit for purpose.
Times have changed, high BC projectiles, longer hunting projectiles and cartridges like 7mm SAUM, 6.5cm and stuff I'm not familiar with benefit from long actions. Some require it others may just be restricted by short action builds.
Horses for courses.
I think it would be pretty handy all round.My 7-mm08 Remington Model 7 is a great rifle for hunting any thing in Texas!
I’ve built 2 6.5 PRCs on XM actions and have the luxury of 3.2” restrictions. Most of my loads are 3.1+” with the 156 EOL.Dang man, hope you feel better after that
I do see some of your point about mag restrictions. Some it just can't be done like the 65x284 or the 65 prc. They try to call them a sa but they're not..
I'm likely building on a short action and have seen the loaded rounds will work in a sa with a wyatts box. FWIW, it's a 6.5 SS which is just under 3 with a 156 berger loaded to the lands. Reduce .010 or more for a hunting load and you're well within the 3.1 internal capacity.
And why, because it's a custom rifle and we can build them how we want to without factory restrictions.