Originally Posted by elmerdeer
Hi guys I have a semi custom win model 70 in 280 converted to a 280AI, and I would like to be able to seat my Berger 168 vld's to touch the lands. My mag box has a rear false wall that limits me to a COL of 3.380" and and if I remouve that false wal I gain an extra .200" of space. Now I know it is spot welded on there and I am sure it can be remouved but would the outcome be If i do this? Will my rounds feed properly? They do now.Will I have to do any other machining work to the the bolt stop? And would my mag follower need to be adjusted?
Im not sure of the overall outcome, but I can help a bit.
The bolt should stop usually flush with the mag box spacer plug. Once the plug is removed your bullets will be able to slide backwards past where the bolt will be able to pick them up. If its just a couple thousandths that you, need your better off ''shaving the spacer''.
The mag follower is easily adjusted by slightly bending the ''z-metal'' for tension, however, when given too much room to ''wiggle'' its prone to get bound up.
Depending on your skills, Id have a quality gun smith look at it, and see if you could extend the magazine on the front instead of the back, and hone the feed ramp.
The other way to go would be to shorten the throat of the barrel, or shoot different bullets, but thats not what you asked.
Sorry I couldnt be of more help. Maybe some others will chime in with a better idea
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