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300 WSM feeding issue

Currently I have 300wsm remington SPS of which is having feeding issues. I am thinking maybe swap out the stock from a hinge plate to detachable magazine. I have switched the spring out in it a couple of times. It seems to help but always seems to last for a short time. I had Harte take a look, he did a bunch of stuff but basically it is still happening frequently.

Do you think switching to a detachable mag stock would solve the issue? Is there anything additional that needs to be done to make the switch ? The gun shoots great but this issue is driving me nuts.
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Re: 300 WSM feeding issue

Not the first time I heard of feeding problems with WSM's. Seems to be common.

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Currently I have 300wsm remington SPS of which is having feeding issues. I am thinking maybe swap out the stock from a hinge plate to detachable magazine. I have switched the spring out in it a couple of times. It seems to help but always seems to last for a short time. I had Harte take a look, he did a bunch of stuff but basically it is still happening frequently.

Do you think switching to a detachable mag stock would solve the issue? Is there anything additional that needs to be done to make the switch ? The gun shoots great but this issue is driving me nuts.
What feeding issue(s) are you experiencing? A better description would help.
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Re: 300 WSM feeding issue

It seems like it is jamming and the bolt is picking them up mid shell, which is causing it.

I am reading that some people are using a replacement magazine box that has flat follower and center feed. What is not clear is if I can swap the stock considering it is a SPS with a hinge plate.
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Re: 300 WSM feeding issue

Could be a number of things, before I started replacing parts I would check the magazine spring compression when loaded. Is the round that is not feeding always the first one, when the magazine is full? A common issue with any cartridge is when the magazine spring is fully compressed the top round (first to be fed) gets wedged between the follower and the action. There should always be some compression in the magazine spring when loaded. Check that first.

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It seems like it is jamming and the bolt is picking them up mid shell, which is causing it.
If I reading it right a case feeds at a angle, rim low. If that's the problem generally the follower spring needs to be tweaked (bent) to angle the rear of the follower higher to put more pressure on the rear of a cartridge. At times with the lower leg of the spring set flat on the bench the follows might be as much as a 45 degree angle, rear high.

By the same token the short fats generally feed much better with less overall spring pressure on the follower with their minimum body taper.

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Re: 300 WSM feeding issue

Dino's three guys with WSM for many years , including myself and never had this problems. We all have Winchester model 70's. Any particular make have this problem?

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Re: 300 WSM feeding issue

Here is the problem: Remington has been making false claims about their Mdl 700 magazine capacity for years. I learned over the years and MANY 700's to simply load one less cartridge.....and viola.....perfect feeding....and I never lost a deer due to one less case. How many rounds does the typical Pa hunter need?
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