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Old 05-09-2012, 05:34 PM   #11
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It is a floating bolt but you want the best angle and spring tension to be applied every shot. The factory mags have the best springs and will keep movement to a minimum once they are fixed.

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Old 05-10-2012, 10:44 PM   #12
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take the mag out of the equation and single load with no mag. push the right lug down with your thumb before every shot to make sure you are forward uniformly and shoot a group

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Went out today with my target mini 14 and was working with a factory 20 rd mag, I have notice these are made of better steel than the aftermarket Promags and required a slight bend up on the back side of the feed lips as well to get the propper bolt pressure applied for best results. Here is a target from today. The top left is the factory 20 mag, the top right is my Promag 20 (only fire 4 shots) the middle is another factory mag I am working on. I was shooting off the ground and it was giving a bad mirrage affect at times. My brother was shooting his Savage 308 and at first it was shooting bad till he figured out the best time to shoot just after the breeze died down and less mirrage affect.

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The target was made from drawing circles around a quarter.

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Do you think tweaking the mag a lil would have the same effect on the mini 30?

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You are going to have to work hard to convince me that when that bolt closes and the firing pin hits the round, that the magazine makes any difference in the point of impact.

The only thing I have ever accomplished, monkeying with the feed lips, is buying new magazines.

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Do you think tweaking the mag a lil would have the same effect on the mini 30?
It will help all minis, it has worked for my 6.8 too.
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You are going to have to work hard to convince me that when that bolt closes and the firing pin hits the round, that the magazine makes any difference in the point of impact.

The only thing I have ever accomplished, monkeying with the feed lips, is buying new magazines.
I understand, I was not having much luck with factory mags till today. Gave a slight tweak on the back of the feed lips.
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Chainfire, do you still have a mag that was not shooting well? I would offer to fix it for you if that would convince you.

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