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5 years 35 weeks ago, 4:56 PM

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7mm-.08

I own a Savage Arms Package Series 7mm-.08. Can anyone tell me why this rifle is made with long action. ?

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 12:22 PM

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savage action length

i would assume as a savage owner and a reloader that the action is longer because the 7mm-08 is commonly handloaded and therefore you dont have to seat the bullets so far into the case to clear the action

5 years 35 weeks ago, 11:31 PM

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Greaseman, you are the man. Why would Savage Arms put together a a " 7mm-08 Package Series" gun, meanining it comes with a scope, and sell it with a long action? .308's are short. I think I have a rare combination, what do you think?

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 4:24 PM

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possibly so you can swap barrels out or change the caliber easier? thats my only guess, but its probably not realistic. I know the M40 is on a short action, but the army made the M24 on a long action so they can use that platform for calibers larger that .308.

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5 years 34 weeks ago, 5:51 PM

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savage 7mm-08

savage,until just a few years ago only offered a long action.so this means your gun is pre-savage short action.

5 years 34 weeks ago, 9:23 PM

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