your better off with a 30-06. better bullet selection especially for the really big beasties. there are much better built bullets available that will drive deep into the innards in a straight line far better than offerings in .27cal.
Forgot to add the diff tween long and short action is just that a shorter bolt throw. This is only really important when hunting dangerous game where quick follow up shots are important. Lots of folks on long action panic and short stroke the bolt resulting in fail to load and the hunter getting turned into paste.
It might be of concern in north america hunting grizzly polars or mountain lion but its typically an african thing.
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Last edited by JonM; 03-24-2011 at 03:58 AM.