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February 27, 2006, 12:13 PM
I am just getting into hunting and shooting and my father is giving me a Ruger M77 .270. I would like to replace the wood stock but do not know if it is a long or short action any helpwould be appericiated.

February 27, 2006, 12:16 PM
I just replaced my stock on my .280 M77... It is a long action, make sure you get a Tang safety stock for a M77 and not a M77 Mark II which has the safety by the bolt

February 27, 2006, 12:18 PM
How could you tell which one it was long or short?

February 27, 2006, 12:19 PM
I believe .270 WIN is typically a long action.

February 27, 2006, 12:52 PM
270 is long action.

+1 if it is a tang safty.

February 27, 2006, 01:03 PM
How I remember is anything based on a 30-06 cartridge is a long action---.270, 25-06, .280, etc. etc. etc. Basically, the full sized cartridges.

Anything based on a .308 cartridge is a short action, .308, 7mm-08, .260, etc. and then also the .223, .222, 22-250, etc.

If it's a "short" cartridge, it's a short action, and if it's a long cartridge, it's a long action. I don't know where the cut-off is, but that's how I generally remember it. I'm not an expert however.

Marlboro Man
February 27, 2006, 01:57 PM
A short action is approximately 2.81" long and long action (standard length) is approximately 3.34" long.

February 27, 2006, 03:27 PM
What are those measurements of?