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I have an option to purchase a Marlin XS7 and I would like to rebarrel it to a 6.5x55 and shoot 140gr projectiles. My currently loaded cartridge COL is 2.950". You may ask, "Why 2.950 inches?" Well, the reason is that places my bullet .010" off the lands. I understand that the maximum COL on a ,260 Remington is 2.850". My concern is, will the .150" difference cause the short action be too short to feed and chamber the 6.5x55?