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Old May 29, 2012, 06:05 PM   #1
Stumpy
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Savage Mod 11 feeding problem.

I have a Mod 11 bolt action 308 Savage. My question is that after the magazine is full the first and third shell dont seem to catch the bolt face and hold. Where as the second and fourth do. This causes me to stop and ease the bolt back a bit and then chamber the round (1st,3rd). Any thoughts?
I bought this rifle secondhand and is in verygood condition it has the drop mag and senthetic stock.
Any help appreciated.
ps. Mag lips have not been touched nor are there any marks to show that it has been played with.
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Old May 31, 2012, 02:08 PM   #2
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It's not uncommon for staggered magazines to feed better from one side than the other. I'd call Savage Customer Service, since, if it's happened before, they will already know about it. It can be due to asymmetry in the magazine feed lips. It can be inadequate spring tension. You can also look for rub marks on the plastic follower that indicate it might be dragging on one side.
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