<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: ncoutdoorsman</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> I just don't know what other calibers with a .473 face fall into the short action category.
In other words, Im trying to learn my short action calibers from my long action calibers to broaden my search when shopping for a donor action to become a 308. </div></div>
For a donor receiver, anything Remington makes in the SA 700 except .17, .204, .223 and the short mags. From Remingtons site listed for the SPS I've deleted the exemptions for you. There's still 22-250 & 6mmRem that you might find in a pawn shop. Additionally, Remington has an SPS Varmint that you might find a good start. The available calibers for the SPS and SPS Varmint are listed below
I would go with a SPS since you can find a varmint for pretty darn cheap but I'm looking for an early version 700 which has the short bolt shroud.
If im REALLY lucky, i'll find one in the 5 digit serial range from 1962-1964 which will have a clip slotted receiver.
I am going to build an M40 and Im following the same steps that monteboy84 did on sniper central. If I cant find an old clip slotted receiver, I'll settle for the 6 digit serial with the short bolt shroud, and i'll try to find someone that can clip slot the receiver for me. Anyways, it looks like a fun project and i'd love to have one in my collection.