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Does anyone know with certainty whether the feed rails on the NULA Model 20 Short used for wider cartridges such as the 6.8 SPC are different (e.g. wider) to those when chambered in .223 etc? I know the magazine is wider and of course the bolt face opened up. Thanks.

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Why not be certain and contact Melvin or Wilson directly?


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Originally Posted by Pappy348
Why not be certain and contact Melvin or Wilson directly?
Melvin's retired from all that and the people at Wilson Combat who answer emails will probably not know because they only offer the Model 20 Short in .223, 300 HAMR and 350 Legend.

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I would think Melvin would do warranty work or consultation on a NULA.

Quote from his web site.

Melvin Forbes will continue to provide service for all Colt Light Rifles and Forbes’ Rifles. The Colt Light Rifle was sold with a conventional synthetic stock and many owners send them in to be restocked with the same stock used on NULA rifles. Additional services include re-barreling, trigger replacement, general cleaning and preventive maintenance and care. Contact Melvin Forbes at (304) 292-0600

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Originally Posted by Riflehunter
Does anyone know with certainty whether the feed rails on the NULA Model 20 Short used for wider cartridges such as the 6.8 SPC are different (e.g. wider) to those when chambered in .223 etc? I know the magazine is wider and of course the bolt face opened up. Thanks.


I have a model 20 short, chambered in .20 Titan (Grendel). You want a measurement? Just let me know what you need.


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Originally Posted by Tarquin
Originally Posted by Riflehunter
Does anyone know with certainty whether the feed rails on the NULA Model 20 Short used for wider cartridges such as the 6.8 SPC are different (e.g. wider) to those when chambered in .223 etc? I know the magazine is wider and of course the bolt face opened up. Thanks.


I have a model 20 short, chambered in .20 Titan (Grendel). You want a measurement? Just let me know what you need.
Thanks, would you know whether the feed rails are identical to say a .223 version?

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Originally Posted by Riflehunter
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Does anyone know with certainty whether the feed rails on the NULA Model 20 Short used for wider cartridges such as the 6.8 SPC are different (e.g. wider) to those when chambered in .223 etc? I know the magazine is wider and of course the bolt face opened up. Thanks.


I have a model 20 short, chambered in .20 Titan (Grendel). You want a measurement? Just let me know what you need.
Thanks, would you know whether the feed rails are identical to say a .223 version?

I do not know the answer to that question.


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The gentleman who was Melvin’s machinist and is now running the business as OutKast arms addressed it in your other thread. You might reach out to him if you want further confirmation.

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Originally Posted by Corder3825
The only differences between 6.8spc and the 223 of the 20s is the magazine box dimension is wider to accommodate the larger cases and the bolt face is larger.
Originally Posted by Riflehunter
Apparently a different version of the "Model 20 Short" action was used to build rifles chambered in 6.8 SPC etc. Does anyone know how this differs from the usual "Model 20 Short" action...if at all?
Thank you for that information.

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Originally Posted by AKwolverine
The gentleman who was Melvin’s machinist and is now running the business as OutKast arms addressed it in your other thread. You might reach out to him if you want further confirmation.

Originally Posted by Riflehunter
Originally Posted by Corder3825
The only differences between 6.8spc and the 223 of the 20s is the magazine box dimension is wider to accommodate the larger cases and the bolt face is larger.
Originally Posted by Riflehunter
Apparently a different version of the "Model 20 Short" action was used to build rifles chambered in 6.8 SPC etc. Does anyone know how this differs from the usual "Model 20 Short" action...if at all?
Thank you for that information.

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Thanks, I'm fully aware of that, but hoping to get independent confirmation as I heard that the feed rails are different...hence the request for verification.

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Unless you can talk to Melvin directly, Zach at Outkast Arms is your best verification.

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