Trimming the Feed Ramp?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Clayne B, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Clayne B

    Clayne B Well-Known Member

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    To start off with.

    Remington 700 SPS Varmint

    Mcrees Precision Chassis. using the 10 round mag.

    Here is what the loaded rounds look like in the mag.

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    When they are to the back of the mag they feed just fine. But after a shot they move forward and will not feed. They are going under the feed ramp. Is it a dumb Idea to trim a little bit off the feed ramp? It seems they are going under about half the gap of what you see between the tip of the bullet and the mag in the pictures above.

    I dont really want to mess with the seating depth as they are shooting GREAT

    3 at 510 yards

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  2. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    I can't see the pics, so I am having trouble completely understanding the issue. You may want to consult a gunsmith on shortening the ramp - should be pretty cheap work and the upfront opinion is valuable too.

    Is there a way to fill the gap? Seems that would be more reversible than grinding metal.
     

  3. 4bycamper

    4bycamper Well-Known Member

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    If I'm seeing right, the bullets are sitting nose downward.
    All of my rifles hold the ammo bullet end upward, so the bullet almost drags on the bolt as the bolt closes.

    If you're not comfortable filing on the mag, take it to a gunsmith for a mag adjustment. If you're going to try filing the mag lips yourself, go SLOW. A little file stroke changes things a lot. :D

    Been there...got a T shirt. :D
     
  4. Rimfire

    Rimfire Well-Known Member

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    Yes you need to trim the ramp that is part of fitting AI / Badger type DM bottom metal. I shoot accurate mags with that spacer plate ramoved from the mag so my ramp needed to be trimmed even more to take advantage of the 2.980 mag.
     
  5. Clayne B

    Clayne B Well-Known Member

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    Before

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    Seems to work pretty good.

    While I was at it. I gave it a new paint job

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    Clayne B. Nice stock. Where can i get one ? What does the stock weight ?
     
  7. Clayne B

    Clayne B Well-Known Member

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    Clayne B tale me about your gun. Whats it weight ? What cal. is it ? How long of Barrel ? Is the stock all 6061 Billet Alu. Is the stock real cold to hold when it gets cold out and hot to hold in the summer ? Would you by another one again ? Can you put a longer clip that will go out to 3.9 for berger bullets ? Is it noisy if bump agaisnt something. Thanks for your time. Joe
     
  10. Clayne B

    Clayne B Well-Known Member

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    Guessing around 14 pounds.
    .308
    26 inches
    Not sure what type of aluminum
    Yes it gets hot and cold. a cheek pack will fix that
    Yes I will buy another one
    3.9 inches would be a long action I would think.
    Bumping into things. No its not like a tuning fork.

    Check out the maker of the stocks website.

    Made in the USA!

    mcreesprecision rifle stocks