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Remington 700 Feeding Issues

 
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:08 PM
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Remington 700 Feeding Issues

The Remington 700 Sendero (300RUM) that I am running is having feeding issues. It has been doing this since day one. I thought maybe the spring in the mag just needed broken in but its been 1 year and its still having the same issue.

First shell (positioned to the left side of the magazine)
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Feeds perfect - as do all that are positioned on the left
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Second shell (positioned on the right side of the magazine)
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Second shell and the bolt face in relation (prior to pushing the bolt forward)
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As the bolt is pushed forward on the second shell
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The back of the shell gets pushed down and the front of the shell kicks up - causing the shell to jam.
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This only happens to shells that are aligned on the "right side" of the mag.
Regular factory bottom metal is being used.
OAL of this shell is 3.585

Any advice or knowledge on this issue??

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Old 09-18-2012, 07:27 AM
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Re: Remington 700 Feeding Issues

I don't know if this will help your issue, but I polish the underside (where the shells contact) feed lips on all my 700's. I take the action out of the stock, and then smooth out the roughness on the underside edge. On some 700's this can be pretty sharp from the factory and will actually put a scrape in the shell as it feeds. I'm not trying to remove a lot of metal, just polish the sharp edges. I will use 600 grit paper, and then "shine" it up with a dremel with a felt wheel and some JB compound. This has improved the feeding on all my 700s.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:37 PM
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Re: Remington 700 Feeding Issues

Thanks, I'll give it a try and see if it improves.

Any other suggestions?
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:26 AM
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Re: Remington 700 Feeding Issues

Th only other thing I would check is how the internal box sits, relative to the feed ramp. I like them to sit against the feed ramp and not have any sharp edges, or stick out too much, so I will also polish this part if needed.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:59 PM
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Re: Remington 700 Feeding Issues

its a pretty simple fix actually. The lits of the magazine box are meant to be able to be adjusted and manipulated. bend the lips a little until it feeds good. another otion is wyatts makes extended centerfeed magazine boxes which have a flat follower. i have one in my 338 lapua and it made it feed just fine.
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:48 PM
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Re: Remington 700 Feeding Issues

[QUOTE=Tikkamike;697497another otion is wyatts makes extended centerfeed magazine boxes which have a flat follower. i have one in my 338 lapua and it made it feed just fine.[/QUOTE]


Does a new bottom metal have to be purchased in order to run one of these mags?
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Re: Remington 700 Feeding Issues

No but gunsmithing is required for the new box to fit cause it allows for.longer shells. But its cheap. Like $25 and you could try just using the follower. That you can do.yourself
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