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Old 02-10-2008, 09:46 PM
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300 WSM feed from magazine

I've heard that some of the 300 WSM bolt rifles have trouble reliably feeding from the magazine. Is this just rumor? Does anyone have any experience with 300 WSM rifles that do feed reliably from the magazine? I have a friend who wants to purchase one (preferably a Savage), and I told him I would ask on Long Range Hunting.

Any advice?

Thanks.

Bob59
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Old 02-10-2008, 11:01 PM
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Bob

All of the WSMs and WSSMs can give you problems holding
more than two rounds in the magazine if it is a staggered
mag type.

The reason is that with the smaller actions the rails are narrow
to allow the round to feed up through them and the round wants
to pop out if more than 2 rounds are placed in the magazine.

The cure for this is to go to a center feed like the watts magazine
box and a flat follower That can be adjusted to fit the round.

Weatherby does the same for there largest cases.

But the WSMs and WSSMs dont normaly give you trouble if you load 2
in the mag and 1 in the tube.(Not recomended unless you are
in position and ready to shoot) .

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Old 02-10-2008, 11:24 PM
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I was concerned about feeding also, bought a howa in 300 wsm, holds 3 in the mag and no problems.

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Old 02-11-2008, 07:38 AM
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Bob

I have just bought a Sako 85 in .300 WSM and have no problems whatsoever. I have tried cycling the action slowly and quickly - it doesn't matter. The mag holds 4 rounds by the way.

It is flawless.
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Old 02-11-2008, 01:27 PM
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I have a Tikka sing stack that holds 3 in the mag and one in the tube, no feeding problems. I'd probably be a little more concerned if I was hunting dangerous game however. The savage only holds 2 in the magazing (just keep that in mind).
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Old 02-11-2008, 01:30 PM
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I have a Browning A-bolt 300 WSM and I do NOT have any feed problems.


Mike Alford
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:14 PM
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my savage 12fvss feeds fine, ive had it 6 months and have never had a feeding problem. got about 250rnds through it. now...loading the mag is a true PITA. u really gotta push down hard to get the rounds in. its a center feed type btw. i had hoped it would smooth out w a few rnds through it, but no luck. lookin for a mod or fix now

i wouldnt buy another one, i know that. it shouldnt be this difficult. get what u pay for i guess...

that said everything else about the rifles wonderful. it shoots great, and isnt picky about ammo

lear
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