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Thread: Short action wanted

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    Short action wanted

    Hi,
    I'm wanting to build a longish range hunting rifle (weight not the major concern). By "longish" range i mean to be used on red deer/ thar/chamios etc up to 500m killing range. i already shoot with a 6.5x55 with handloaded ammo so would like something signif different. I am after a complete action to fit an aics stock and then will select a barrel in an cal thereafter. Any advice or parts for this build will be welcomed. Just at the beginning stage so open to whatever. A complete setup minus barrel and stock would be ideal but maybe difficult to find so hope someone can help.
    Thanks in advance

    Ps: someone's bound to tell me my post should be on another part of forum so sorry - I'm new to this site

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    I know of a 6mm br on a shortened 98 action not quite finished if your interested

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    What is your budget? A Rem 700 is probably the way to go. But if you are going to go the full blueprint etc it will end up costing near what a custom action would be. Probably the best value for money is to buy one that someone has already done all the work on.
    As you already have a 6.5x55 the major step up in a short action would be a 284 or short magnum of some sort.
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    I'm looking at same thing. I have a Rem short action and a highech stock. I'm thinking of .284 win... Anyone have experience with this calibre in a short remmy action?

    Thanks.

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    Custom action (Defiance Deviant Hunter) and 260AI here. Agree with Stug... one key difference is you can pace the work and cost to your cashflow if you upgrade say a Rem 700 action.
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    Don't do it. Just buy a Tikka (low budget) or Sako in 7mm rem mag
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    Hey guys, thanks for the input. I Think stug has a good point & thanks to Tuiman I've now got a pretty sweet rem 700 SA with all the work done & in 300 wsm. This sure is going to be a super rifle (heavy but awesome). I reckon it will be a real test for me to tame but heck, I've got a few years & time to practice ��. Cheers again for the input

 

 

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