Originally Posted by Tikkamike
My Smith is building a 338 lapua for me its a 700 action with a pt&g bolt with lapua bolt face and m16 extractor. This is the first lapua he has built. He is having problems getting it to feed right if he tries to feed it from the wyatts extended magazine box slowly it just plops right out of the ejection port. Anyway we are thinking maybe a different follower?? Any ideas? What kind of followers or other tricks do you guys with 338 lapuas built on 700 actions have. Any input is appreciated.
When I change the magazine I normally use a flat top follower and center feed the round
with the mag box.
Staggered feed magazines tend to kick the round out the side and don't hold the round
in very well.
The round needs to move forward about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch before it allows the round
to move up and by this time the bullet is in the chamber end of the reicever
With the center feed mag box , tuning is easy by just bending the lips of the mag box in
or out to get the best feeding.
Also the center feed does not scratch the brass up going in the chamber.(It is in a strait line).
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