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Old 02-14-2014, 03:14 AM   #1
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Please don't think this is a dumb question but I purchased a new Browning X-bolt stainless stalker in a 280 a couple of days ago. This is my first ever rifle with a detachable magazine. I noticed after snapping the magazine in place it has a little play. Is this normal or should it be a tight no movement fit? I figured being that rifle cost so much it would be snug.
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Old 02-14-2014, 05:54 AM   #2
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as long as its secure and it feeds good it should be ok but how much wiggle we talking 1/16th? 1/4?
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When empty the mags have a slight wiggle. Once loaded with ammo, the spring will press the ammo against the bottom of the bolt and there will be no wiggle.

I have an X bolt in .308. Great guns, IMHO.
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No problem with my 30.06 X-bolt SS.

Many times the mag design is such that

it moves a little.

The DE mags actually hang down over 1/8".

It helps the next round pick up on the bolt

better. I am making the assumption your rifle

cycles properly?
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:45 PM   #5
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it does cycle properly - and it has about 1/16" wiggle to answer above poster - I love the feel of the stock on the gun and the way it handles
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