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jneilson
June 4, 2008, 06:04 PM
I picked up a model 74, it's the cheap "Mart" version of a Remington 7400. The magazine moves up and down about an 1/8". Will this cause feeding problems? Should I buy a new magazine or is there some way to adjust the current one? Thanks

Scorch
June 5, 2008, 01:35 AM
Sounds fine, don't worry about it.

jneilson
June 6, 2008, 06:39 PM
Thanks, I'm going to put a few rounds through it in the morning.

Slopemeno
June 6, 2008, 11:44 PM
When the mag is loaded the rounds pushing up will keep the mag from moving.

jneilson
June 7, 2008, 04:44 PM
Even when the magazine is loaded it's loose. I fired 12 shots today in groups of 4. On shots 10 and 11 I had to give the bolt a slight push forward to lock the bolt in place. I'm suspecting the lugs are dirty. Tonight I'm going to break it down and give a thorough cleaning. For what I paid it's a fine rifle and is a pleasure to shoot.