wyatts box mag, do I need a new follower and spring

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by toddconley1, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. toddconley1

    toddconley1 New Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    I just installed a wyatts in a winchester model 70 post 64 and it feeds like crap. I dont think the follower is long enough and I dont think there is enough spring pressure. Can anyone give me some experience with this setup? Ideas on how to make it feed?
  2. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    What caliber do you have? I had to buy the center feed mag box for my 338 lapua it came with a flat follower which is what it needed. so you can try a flat follower or manioulate the lips of the box. just have to mess with it and see what works. fat cartriges like the lapua feed well in the center though.

  3. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2003

    Contact Wyatt's directly: Wyatt's Outdoor Custom Rifles - Magazine Boxes

    He'll set you up--sounds like you didn't get the follower and spring. Interesting. He can supply those for you or advise you on what to get otherwise. Good luck.
  4. freebird63

    freebird63 Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2009
    I put a wyatt in my sendero 300RUM, I had to tinker with it to get it to feed right, I guess on some you have to shave some from the top of the magazine box itself, I didn't have to do that. It works like a charm now. Good luck