magazine problems

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magazine problems

Postby kbstenberg » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:49 am

I have my Franken Axis running real good in the shooting end of things. Cast bullets PC with every level of power from heavy to lite loads.
The fly in the ointment is that i haven"t a clue on how to adjust my 308 magazine to except and feed the 450 case. I am not one to experiment by whiteling away at the lips of the magazine to get it to feed. Anyone with experiance on the subject, I am all ears. Kevin
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Re: magazine problems

Postby Al in Mi » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:46 am

You can try opening up the lips a little so the round sits higher.
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Re: magazine problems

Postby Rich44 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:43 am

What exactly are the rounds doing, nose diving? Although not a Savage I was having feeding problems with HS mags the rounds were nose diving before going into the chamber I fixed it by glueing a small plastic wedge on the follower I also had to adjust the feed lips a bit.
Video on how to modify Savage magazine for the 450 bushmaster
https://youtu.be/x2jJhj5Zd10
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Re: magazine problems

Postby GaCop » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:44 am

New member chiming in a little late but, a forum member on the Savage site solved his Bushmaster feeding problems in his Axis by installing a half inch plastic block in the rear of his mag box. He then cut 1/2" off his follower and reattached the mag spring more forward on the follower. Now rounds feed smoothly he stated. Tried his mag modification on my Axis mag. It feeds the FTX nicely but 300 gr XTPs still hang up. Mouth of the case hangs on the front of the mag box. I lowered the front of the mag box s much as I can with a Dremel and sanding drum but they still hang up?
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