model 700 WSM magazine boxes
I need some education...
The topic is probably somewhere but I can't find it. I see that Wyatt's has a center and staggered feed, and remington has a BDL and ADL WSM box I just don't understand what is working best per application.
What I mean by this is that it seems a lot of gunsmiths like to build the WSM with a extended Wyatt's centerfeed magazine to help feeding. I have a Tikka that has a removable centerfeed magazine and it works fine when detached for loading, but I couldn't imagine loading from the top. So I have this vision of fubbling around trying to load a BDL style with a center feed magazine.
On the other hand I have a staggered box on a 300WSM Browning a bolt which is much easier to load. I don't load from the top, but easier none the less.
On the remington 700 bdl or adl we load from the top and with the length of a WSM cartridge being adapted to a short action things are tight dropping a round into the ejection port. To cut to the point...is loading a center feed magazine a pain in the azz?