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Is there a downside to installing a Wyatt's Extended Mag Box?

 
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:45 AM
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Is there a downside to installing a Wyatt's Extended Mag Box?

I am considering the purchase of a new production Winchester Model 70 in .338WM. If I decide to go through with it, I intend to have a Wyatt's Extended Mag Box installed to allow me to load bullets like those offered by Cutting Edge and still be able to feed from the magazine.

Is there a down side to having this done?

Are there any issues regarding this that I should be aware of before I decide to go that route?
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:13 AM
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Re: Is there a downside to installing a Wyatt's Extended Mag Box?

I am taking the lack of response to my question as an indication that no one has had any problems related to having an extended mag box installed. I will proceed then , at some point, with my plans.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:16 AM
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Re: Is there a downside to installing a Wyatt's Extended Mag Box?

No input but followed along as I have the same question. Hopefully bringing it back around catches the eye of someone who knows.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:00 PM
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Re: Is there a downside to installing a Wyatt's Extended Mag Box?

I have had them put in several rifles that I have shot before and after and never seen any affect on accuracy good or bad. Although you are taking metal out so it is weakening the action to some degree. I have had it done in a 300 win 2 300 ultras and a 375 ultra. I would think if it were gonna be a problem I would have seen it in my 375
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:08 PM
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Re: Is there a downside to installing a Wyatt's Extended Mag Box?

Thanks Mike, I'm replacing the stock on my 338 RUM. I don't need the length currently but this is the 3rd barrel. Thinking maybe just do it all at the same time who knows what the future holds.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:23 PM
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Re: Is there a downside to installing a Wyatt's Extended Mag Box?

3rd barrel ?? holy smokes there is going to be a lead and copper shortage if you dont slow down
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:38 PM
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Re: Is there a downside to installing a Wyatt's Extended Mag Box?

Thanks, Tikkamike, for your feedback.

My concerns involve the amount of metal removed, smoothness and reliability of feeding after the modification, and the fit of the bottom metal after modification (hindsight, guess I should have stated that up front).

I am glad to know that this modification has worked well in your rifles. I would have to agree that if you didn't have problems in your .375, the mod is probably pretty solid.

Thanks again!
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