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Old 10-23-2010, 07:40 PM
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Its been years but I have owned a 99 in .308. Never could get used to the feel of it. But they look good.
I have known for many years the accuracy of Savage rifles..just never bought one cause they are the "ugly pup". I have recently had a new look at that opinion...
I just need someone to explain to me the difference between all the actions. I primarily only use short-action, non-magnum calibers. And lean more towards light-weight (6 1/2lbs or so) before I put a scope on. I have been to their site but would rather have HANDS ON experience info...
I am thinking if I can find a good short action to start with, I would like to build a .260 Rem. If not, well there are bound to be other options to satisfy me.
ALL responses are welcome....thanks ahead of time
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Old 10-23-2010, 07:52 PM
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You've already seen my other post, so I won't repeat. The one issue I would wonder a bit about is the OAL of a 260 in a short action. Some of those high BC low drag bullets can be very long. I wonder how far back into the cartridge you would have to seat them to get them to fit the magazine, if you don't want to go single shot.

I think the Savage action is a good place to start, as you can buy drop in barrels and with a headspace gauge fit them yourself. Check into Pac-Nor and Shilen for pre-fits.
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:12 PM
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6.5 Creedmore Addresses the OAL Limitations of the .260 REM

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The one issue I would wonder a bit about is the OAL of a 260 in a short action.
Some of those high BC low drag bullets can be very long.

I wonder how far back into the cartridge you would have to seat them
_to get them to fit the magazine, if you don't want to go single shot.
The .260 REM cannot properly seat the longest, highest BC 6.5mm bullets
_because of over-all-length limitations.
The very long bullets that can be used must be seated deep into the .260 REM case.
Resulting in reduced case capacity and/or a compressed load.

The 6.5 Creedmore was engineered to address over-all-length limitations imposed
_by very long bullets in a short-action and still function in a .308 WIN magazine.

6.5 Creedmoor - .260 Done Right?
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Put simply, the 6.5 Creedmoor is what the .260 Remington should have been.
260 Rem vs. 6.555
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the .260s, even more in practice when both are loaded to standard COALs
_with heavy bullets, which sees them having to seated very deep
_in the .260 Rem using up quite a lot of powder capacity.
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The 6.5 Creedmoor's case is 1.920 inches, which is slightly shorter than the .260 Rem. case,
_but it's a bit longer than the 6.5x47 Lapua case.
Case capacity is 53.0 grains of water.

According to the folks at Hornady, the shorter case length was designed
_to avoid overall length issues when combining long, pointy bullets
_and short, .308 Win.-length magazine boxes.
The real truth about the new 6.5 Creedmoor v/s the .308
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Actually, the Creedmore will do one thing the 260 won't.

The dimensions of the cartridge allow one to seat a 140 without
_the base of the bullet extending below the neck/shoulder junction
_and still feed from a standard 308 length box magazine.

There is some indication that this should increase accuracy.
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:54 PM
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One solution is to go single shot. There are some advantages in going with a standard off the shelf cartridge.
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