Originally Posted by smokin502
I have a fairly new rem 700 sps 204 ruger and it has feed issue. I load 6 rounds in the internal mag and all the rounds bind about 3/4 way of the bolt closing. If I force it will put small dents on the sides of all the rounds, about 1/4" down from the neck. I have to go slow let it bind up and then pull back and try it again until it slides in. I have put about 200 rounds in it. I recently put a muzzle brake on it and now it is worse. It used to do it ever so often but now its every round. Any help would be great. Thanks.
Since "all the rounds" bind, it's not an issue of the magazine being too full. I would think it has to be a problem with bullet contour and/or cartridge length. The only way a cartridge is going to bind and put a dent in the side of the case is if the head of the cartridge is being held by the bolt while the bullet contacts the side of the chamber. Try going with a different bullet contour and/or a shorter cartridge.
There are times when cartridge feeding issues are because of a defect in the gun. If that's the case, the feed ramp may need to be polished or perhaps even modified a little.
A muzzle brake huh? Was the recoil a bit much? A muzzle brake would have nothing to do with how cartridges feed.