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Old 01-01-2014, 01:26 PM
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internal box mag hurting accuracy?

I've got a half MOA remington 700 that i just dropped into new stock. Note: I've taken the barreled action in a out of the stock a few times to adjust the trigger. The stock upgrade didn't really help or hurt accuracy, but the ergo is much better. Anyway, I hit the range yesterday and the rifle shot like crap! 1.5-2 MOA.

I was single feeding the rounds because i typically dont bother using the mag, but decided to load the mag and try a few that way. I then realized what was different about this range trip. When I reassembled the rifle i put the internal magazine box in crooked and it wouldn't accept any of the rounds.

Question: Could this be the reason my accuracy has suffered. Obviously, i brought the rifle home and rectified the issue, but i wont be able to confirm the crooked mag was the culprit until my next range trip so i thought i would ask if this could be an issue. I was thinking this might cause the action not to seat firmly against the bedding block or something.

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Old 01-01-2014, 01:44 PM
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Re: internal box mag hurting accuracy?

It sounds like the new stock needs a good bedding job ? So that the receiver is not stressed when the action screws are tightened.
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:26 PM
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Re: internal box mag hurting accuracy?

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I've got a half MOA remington 700 that i just dropped into new stock. Note: I've taken the barreled action in a out of the stock a few times to adjust the trigger. The stock upgrade didn't really help or hurt accuracy, but the ergo is much better. Anyway, I hit the range yesterday and the rifle shot like crap! 1.5-2 MOA.

I was single feeding the rounds because i typically dont bother using the mag, but decided to load the mag and try a few that way. I then realized what was different about this range trip. When I reassembled the rifle i put the internal magazine box in crooked and it wouldn't accept any of the rounds.

Question: Could this be the reason my accuracy has suffered. Obviously, i brought the rifle home and rectified the issue, but i wont be able to confirm the crooked mag was the culprit until my next range trip so i thought i would ask if this could be an issue. I was thinking this might cause the action not to seat firmly against the bedding block or something.

Thanks,
Yes, that would create stress on the action. When I bed an action I also remove a lot of material around the mag box and bed it in as well.

You also need pillars installed and a properly bedded action along with properly and evenly torqued action screws to eliminate the action moving or being stressed/twisted in the stock.

I've just gotten to the point where I do it all before I even shoot a new rifle or that I have purchased a new stock for.

Just do it all on the front end and then you aren't driving yourself nuts chasing problems.
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