6.5 PRC in a short action

tilman2141

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Ok, this will be short and sweet. Is the 6.5 PRC with heavy long bullets able to function easily in a short action. I’ve had a couple of guns smith say yes but it’s getting tight in a short magazine. Who could give me hands on experience or do I really need to go to like a defiance XM length action. Thanks
 

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    with a 140/147 they fit fine. but if you're gonna get into the 153.5 or 156 you may run into issues

    get a zermatt origin medium and some hawkins bottom metal. easy button
     
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    tilman2141

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    with a 140/147 they fit fine. but if you're gonna get into the 153.5 or 156 you may run into issues

    get a zermatt origin medium and some hawkins bottom metal. easy button
    Was looking at Terminus Apollo short action with their mag and bottom metal
     

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    When you use the hawkings bottom metal is the BDL style or detachable magainze--and what mags would you use for the longer PRC rounds. (apologize to OP but I'm also interested in this question)>
     

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    When you use the hawkings bottom metal is the BDL style or detachable magainze--and what mags would you use for the longer PRC rounds. (apologize to OP but I'm also interested in this question)>
    new medium action Hunter mags and dbm (or normal DBM, or m5 oberndorf)

    3.210 COAL

    with a zermatt/lone peak
     
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