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Old 03-15-2008, 03:22 PM
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Has anyone epoxied one of the single shot followers directly into the stock when bedding the action? I have a Savage 116 long action that I'm putting into a Stockade stock but I don't want to use the magazine and plan to fill the mag. well with epoxy and was hoping to install the follower directly in the stock. The reason for this is I want to be able to use the action with magazine, another barrel and stock for hunting. The rifle came with the new centerline feed magazine, but the magazine cut-out in the action and stock look to be the same dimensions as the one for the staggered magazine. Anyone know if the dimensions of the action cut-outs are the same?

Jim Berry
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Old 03-15-2008, 03:26 PM
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I used the one for the short action in my Savage 10 .223 REM and it works great. I didn't have any problems with the fit but I do use the factory stock.
Feeds Great with few problems

good luck

Lucas
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Old 03-15-2008, 03:54 PM
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with the singlel shot followers your better off glueing it to the action and then blending it in some with a file then bedding it , if you try to bed it to the stock it could cause some stress issues.
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Old 03-15-2008, 04:58 PM
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Jim, I have done this many time on Savage rifles. I have even done it using the Savage follower. It will not cause any problems, if positioned properly. If you glue it into your action, you will not be able to switch stocks and then, use as a repeater.
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Old 03-15-2008, 11:31 PM
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Be careful on what you call what.

The bench rest follower (Score High) most probably isn't what you want. Its made for setting on top of the normal follower to get a single stack of cartridges or to make it easy to shoot single shot with out much fuss.

I ordered two of the me before I got it right. Yep, I'm kinda slow.

What you want is a Davidson Loading Ramp. Sinclair #RRAMP-S or L depending on action length. If its not for a Rem then just call/email Kirby and he'll fix you up. That's what I had to do. Glues right in. With an ADL its the cat's meow.

Also, his prices are comparable to Sinclair.
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Old 03-16-2008, 05:56 PM
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Davidson loading ramp

Roy, can the davidson loading ramp be glued into the stock, or does it have to be glued into the receiver?

Jim
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Old 03-16-2008, 06:01 PM
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Into the receiver.

Why would you want to glue something into the stock?

But, I am a single shot fan.

I filled the magazine cut with a block of wood and more JB Weld or some such stuff.
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