I've noticed there are a number of companies who chamber long action bolt rifles for short action cartridges. Is it that hard to build a short action?
Here's a couple companies that come to mind:
CZ....they make a micro bolt for 223 sized cartridges, but don't make a short action rifle. They chamber their 30-06 sized action for cartridges like the 308 win. and the 243 win.
Tikka: Same as CZ, they are light rifles but why no short action?
Both of these rifles (as far as I've seen) have been great rifles, but I wouldn't choose either if I wanted a rifle chambered for a short action cartridge.