Feeding problem

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by winmagman, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    I need a little help from the gunsmiths here. I've got a 6.5-284 win. that I can't get to feed quite right. And since my second mag. box and spring just got here from Midway I thought I'd seek some advice before ruining another mag. or breaking another spring.

    With the fist mag. box I could get the first and second round I put in the mag. to feed fine, if I put a third one in (first out) it "jumps" out of the mag. after the bolt has moved it forward about 1", this lets the second round out bind on the bolt stopping its forward progress.

    Now I've been told that this caliber can be tough to get to feed and that I might have to stone the feed rails, unfortunatly I'm not a gunsmith so I am not even sure what a feed rail is. I assume (I know, I know)they are located on the reciever below the bolt and above the mag. box, but since it already appears the third round isn't being held in the mag. long enough already I'm a little reluctant to start taking off any metal on the reciever.
    Any body have any ideas or home remedies I can try.
    Thanks in advance
    Chris
     
  2. chris matthews

    chris matthews Well-Known Member

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    If it's on a 700, use a 30-06 mag box and a magnum follower. When I build one from scratch that's how I do it and they feed slick as a whistle.
     
  3. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Chris
    Sounds simple enough and since this is a 700 I'll definitely give it a try.
    Chris
     
  4. Brent

    Brent Well-Known Member

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    Just curious, Chris... do you prefer the set up you spoke of over Wyatt's center feed box?

    Side note - You haven't got another A5 laying around you're willing to part with do you?
     
  5. chris matthews

    chris matthews Well-Known Member

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    never tried the wyatts in a LA so don't know- guess I have never needed it. I have 20-30 A5's laying around? Whatcha need?
     
  6. Brent

    Brent Well-Known Member

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    I'll email ya on that stock, Chris.
     
  7. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    Mr. Matthews, your a genius.
    The magnum follower for my 6.5-284 arrived today, popped it in and now she feeds beautifully. After all that messing around with the mag. box and the fix was that simple. Incredible.
    Thanks a million.
    Chris
     
  8. chris matthews

    chris matthews Well-Known Member

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    Glad it worked out for you. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif