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Old January 12, 2008, 01:15 PM   #1
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Savage 99 feeding issues

243 Win. Ok I'm loading 42 gr H414 behind a 70 gr Speer TNT hollow point. I have made the OAL the same as a factory round. The problem is they won't feed out of the rotary magazine. The bullet point gets caught in the front of the magazine or on the rim where the shell fits in the chamber. This is a lever action gun and if I'm not careful, I can push the bullet into the case I am full length sizing the cases that have only been loaded no more than 4 times. I am not crimping the bullet, but I plan on getting a Lee Factory Crimp die when I go to the "Big City". I suspect the spring on my rotary mag is getting week. This rifle is about 30 years old. Anyone else have such problems? Thanks
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Old January 12, 2008, 04:57 PM   #2
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I gather you are not having this problem with other bullets. Yes? Rather than the spring, I would bet on either the bullet shape or the magazine having some gunk or debris in it. Come to think of it, I haven't checked mine in awhile. That is not a spring that takes a pounding, and it should last forever. Just a guess. Everyone I know with a 99 has a .300 Savage, including me. My brother has a 250-3000, but that doesn't see much action. Never saw this problem before.
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