Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Equipment Discussions


Savage 111 Questions

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 12-30-2013, 06:51 AM
Silver Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Fort Morgan, Colorado
Posts: 412
Re: Savage 111 Questions

I bought a Savage 111 in 270Win several years ago off of gunbroker.com that had a Boyd's laminated stock and Timney trigger. When I received the rifle it looked brand new and I loved it but it wouldn't feed worth a hoot. I saw that the feed lips of the magazine had been jimmied with so I ordered and installed a new mag box. This helped very little so I dremeled the feed ramp to a shallower angle and this helped a lot but still wasn't quite right, so then I used a sanding block and sanded the cartridge guide flutes in the mag follower so that it tucked the cartridges into the feed lips on the magazine further and " voila", it feed like a dream come true. This rifle is a .25 MOA gun and is now owned by the oldest son, as I gave it away. It was worth all the aggravation it caused me and made Adam grin till his cheeks hurt when he shot it at the range.
Reply With Quote

Unread 12-30-2013, 11:03 AM
Silver Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Washington
Posts: 147
Re: Savage 111 Questions


If I go this route and need some more instructions on exactly what you did, I will look you up. Thank you for the feed back, you are not the first to tell me the same thing about feeding issues.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:29 PM.

All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC