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#5571482 - 01/29/15 03:18 PM Donor action
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Toying with another build, maybe something which will make the spinning Ferris Wheel at JG's go all the way over. My 77gr .223 was the little train that couldn't.

Looking at a 6.5 creed, baby sister to my 6.5 Weatherby, or maybe a 7mm-08 since I'm already set up to load it.

Anyway Academy runs the cheapy Rem 700 on sale, which caliber should I get to build on?

Trying to stay kinda on a budget. I'm going to gather parts and dump them in Trigger Times lap for the build, I didn't know he was building guns full time now.
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#5571501 - 01/29/15 03:22 PM Re: Donor action [Re: Buzzsaw]
Buzzsaw Offline
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
Toying with another build, maybe something which will make the spinning Ferris Wheel at JG's go all the way over. My 77gr .223 was the little train that couldn't.

Looking at a 6.5 creed, baby sister to my 6.5 Weatherby, or maybe a 7mm-08 since I'm already set up to load it.

Anyway Academy runs the cheapy Rem 700 on sale, which caliber should I get to build on?

Trying to stay kinda on a budget. I'm going to gather parts and dump them in Trigger Times lap for the build, I didn't know he was building guns full time now.


SHORT OR LONG ACTION???
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#5571503 - 01/29/15 03:22 PM Re: Donor action [Re: Buzzsaw]
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243, 308, or 7-08---- short

With 7-08 you never know you may get a shooter right out of the box

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#5571505 - 01/29/15 03:23 PM Re: Donor action [Re: Buzzsaw]
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He's not building guns full time.

It doesn't matter what the rifle is that is the donor action. 243, 7-08, 308, ect. As long as it is a short action with a .308 bolt face. 6.5 Creed or 7-08 both would be very nice.
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#5571536 - 01/29/15 03:32 PM Re: Donor action [Re: Buzzsaw]
Buzzsaw Offline
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darn he's a great guy.

short action it is. I'll get it and stick it in the safe
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#5571562 - 01/29/15 03:44 PM Re: Donor action [Re: Buzzsaw]
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if you just want the action, why not find a K98 and built off that? Certainly it can be found cheaper

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#5571584 - 01/29/15 03:53 PM Re: Donor action [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I like the long action better. I tried to first build a Savage 7mmo8 short action and found that my reloads would not fit in the internal mag. Then I used a long action 110 and re-barreled for the same caliber and did not have any more problems. If you are not reloading then you will probably not have any issues but you try to get a precise OAL then go long action.
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#5571606 - 01/29/15 04:00 PM Re: Donor action [Re: GLC]
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The 7-08 barrel I have, Tony chambered, and it is on a short action. Seating 162 A-maxes even with the lands I still have a looooong ways to not fit in the mag. So it depends on who does the chambering.
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#5571690 - 01/29/15 04:33 PM Re: Donor action [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
The 7-08 barrel I have, Tony chambered, and it is on a short action. Seating 162 A-maxes even with the lands I still have a looooong ways to not fit in the mag. So it depends on who does the chambering.


Agreed...freebore controls all of that.
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#5571737 - 01/29/15 04:53 PM Re: Donor action [Re: Buzzsaw]
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On the subject, will a 105 gr 6mm fit in a standard factory tikka mag?

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#5571740 - 01/29/15 04:54 PM Re: Donor action [Re: Judd]
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Originally Posted By: Judd
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
The 7-08 barrel I have, Tony chambered, and it is on a short action. Seating 162 A-maxes even with the lands I still have a looooong ways to not fit in the mag. So it depends on who does the chambering.


Agreed...freebore controls all of that.


And that is as long as you do not use an external mag like with my new build. My reloads will not fit in a 308 AI mag so I needed to use a long action with a 300 win mag / mag.
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#5571999 - 01/29/15 07:23 PM Re: Donor action [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Loc: College Station, Texas
snag a 243 and do a creed
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#5572012 - 01/29/15 07:26 PM Re: Donor action [Re: GLC]
FiremanJG Offline
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Originally Posted By: GLC
Originally Posted By: Judd
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
The 7-08 barrel I have, Tony chambered, and it is on a short action. Seating 162 A-maxes even with the lands I still have a looooong ways to not fit in the mag. So it depends on who does the chambering.


Agreed...freebore controls all of that.


And that is as long as you do not use an external mag like with my new build. My reloads will not fit in a 308 AI mag so I needed to use a long action with a 300 win mag / mag.


Write down the length of case head to ogive. Then seat the bullets just long enough your ammo will fit in the mag. Then you will know how far they are jumping to lands. My 6.5 Creedmoor was chambered with a reamer that had done several barrels. My 140 A-maxes are jumping .024" No big deal, I seated them to fit the mag then went about powder testing.
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#5572016 - 01/29/15 07:28 PM Re: Donor action [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
On the subject, will a 105 gr 6mm fit in a standard factory tikka mag?


Same thing, seat the bullet so that the whole cartridge will fit in the mag.
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#5572127 - 01/29/15 08:18 PM Re: Donor action [Re: Brother in-law]
Anton Chigurh Offline
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
On the subject, will a 105 gr 6mm fit in a standard factory tikka mag?


I take it you're asking if one could reach the lands inside mag length with a tikka standard 243 mag running 105 amax bullets. My Tikka T3 lite 243 mag measures 2.83" I've never checked OAL with 105's to touch lands in that Tikka because it has 10 twist factory tube that wouldn't stabilize them, but I suspect I wouldn't get to the lands within mag length.

I do shoot 105 amax in my re-barreled M700 243, 105's touch the lands at 2.875", which fits within the BDL mag box that measures 2.9" or so. But I wouldn't get close within the Tikka mag at that OAL.

So it does depend on how much freebore the smith used when chambering the barrel.


Edited by Anton Chigurh (01/29/15 08:50 PM)

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