I have a Ruger #1 in .257 Robt. that is an absolute tackdriver. I also have a Winchester M70 Featherweight thar whle it shows promise (still working up loads for it) is handicapped by a long magazine and a long magazine with a block to make it a short magazine.
The rifle shoots OK but groups are not where I think they should be. Both rifle have fairly long throats but I can seat bullets to where they should be in the Ruger, I cannot in the M70.I really do not want to spend the money to replace the magazine box, follower, spring and bolt stop to make the rifle into what Winchester should have done in the first place.
They did the same thing on my M70 Featherweight in 7x57 Mauser.