Re: Remington Magazine Box ?
Thanks for that information, it certainly sounds like adding a plastic block of smaller diameter (up to .200) should work.
Recently when I did my measurements I found that there were no welds to cut, and that my spacer slid out easily.
I note that you said that the current loaded length of your .204 Ruger was 2.250, and that you only need another .045 to .060 inches.
I have a feeling that you might have underestimated the last measurement, and not taken into account two factors, which are the actual the distance from the boltface to the lands with the 32,40, and 50 grain bullets, and also allowing an amount of about .150 inches for throat erosion.
Making an allowance for throat erosion is necessary to maintain the bullet to land distance, and especially if you are contemplating using the VLD bullets, as almost invariably they need to be seated so that the bullet is either touching the lands of .005 - 010 into the lands if they are to shoot accurately.
I have just done some calculations and decided I will try and use the plastic insert as a short - medium term solution.
However for a long term solution, I will still go ahead and make a longer follower by the method I mentioned earlier.
One reason is that when I rebarrel, I am contemplating adopting my gunsmith's suggestion of using the 5.6x50mm case which is .118 inches longer than the .222 magnum case, so I am going to need about 2.450 to 2.500 in available length.