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Trimming the Feed Ramp?

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Unread 03-14-2013, 03:05 PM
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Trimming the Feed Ramp?

To start off with.

Remington 700 SPS Varmint

Mcrees Precision Chassis. using the 10 round mag.

Here is what the loaded rounds look like in the mag.







When they are to the back of the mag they feed just fine. But after a shot they move forward and will not feed. They are going under the feed ramp. Is it a dumb Idea to trim a little bit off the feed ramp? It seems they are going under about half the gap of what you see between the tip of the bullet and the mag in the pictures above.

I dont really want to mess with the seating depth as they are shooting GREAT

3 at 510 yards

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    Unread 03-14-2013, 08:18 PM
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    Re: Trimming the Feed Ramp?

    I can't see the pics, so I am having trouble completely understanding the issue. You may want to consult a gunsmith on shortening the ramp - should be pretty cheap work and the upfront opinion is valuable too.

    Is there a way to fill the gap? Seems that would be more reversible than grinding metal.
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    Unread 03-15-2013, 10:58 AM
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    Re: Trimming the Feed Ramp?

    If I'm seeing right, the bullets are sitting nose downward.
    All of my rifles hold the ammo bullet end upward, so the bullet almost drags on the bolt as the bolt closes.

    If you're not comfortable filing on the mag, take it to a gunsmith for a mag adjustment. If you're going to try filing the mag lips yourself, go SLOW. A little file stroke changes things a lot.

    Been there...got a T shirt.
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    Unread 03-15-2013, 12:15 PM
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    Re: Trimming the Feed Ramp?

    Yes you need to trim the ramp that is part of fitting AI / Badger type DM bottom metal. I shoot accurate mags with that spacer plate ramoved from the mag so my ramp needed to be trimmed even more to take advantage of the 2.980 mag.
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    Unread 03-16-2013, 03:25 PM
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    Re: Trimming the Feed Ramp?

    Before



    After



    Seems to work pretty good.

    While I was at it. I gave it a new paint job



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    Unread 03-16-2013, 03:42 PM
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    Re: Trimming the Feed Ramp?

    Clayne B. Nice stock. Where can i get one ? What does the stock weight ?
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    Unread 03-16-2013, 04:33 PM
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    Re: Trimming the Feed Ramp?

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    Clayne B. Nice stock. Where can i get one ? What does the stock weight ?

    McRee's Precision G5-TMAG Fixed Rifle Stock
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