Magazine Box, Follower and Spring

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Doug in Alaska, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. Doug in Alaska

    Doug in Alaska Well-Known Member

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    Just got my re-barreled action back. Original was .22-250 Remington, it is now a .22-250 AI. After putting the rifle back together, in an H-S Precision stock, I had problems with feeding .22-250 Remington rounds for fire forming. It appeared that the magazine box wasn't sitting square in the action - perhaps the tab the mounting screw goes through is bent. I swapped the magazine box, follower and spring with the same from my 7mm-08 and all is fine. Is it ok to leave the parts from the 7-08 in this rifle and order replacements for the 7-08? I'm not sure if these are slightly different parts.

    Your help is appreciated!
     
  2. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    late answer, just went thru this myself. the old mag box probably got "tweaked" during re stock, should be all that needs to be replaced. but the 7-08 stuff is fine in your action as they all seem to interchange.
     

  3. Doug in Alaska

    Doug in Alaska Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply. I've been using 7-08 parts for a while now and they actually seem to work better than the original parts did before the tweak.