question about "dummies"

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by horsefeathers, May 15, 2011.

  1. horsefeathers

    horsefeathers New Member

    Hi - Everyone has been great here helping me out as a first time rifle owner but I have another question. I got a Remington 700 270 WSM. I wanted to practice loading so I bought 5 dummy rounds from Brownell's in 270 WSM. The gun has a hinged floor plate, not detachable magazine. Tried to load the dummies but they get stuck when I push them in the magazine. They are a little longer than actual factory ammo. If I psh them down and hold them with my finger I can close the bolt but when I open the bolt the cartridge doesn't pop up. Hope I'm explaining this correctly but I am a REAL novice. I appreciate any help!! Thanks very much!!!!
  2. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

    Sounds like your dummies are too long to fit in the mag.

    Not much you can do about that.

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    Ummm- please excuse the obvious qestion- have you checked the marking of caliber on the ammo package to the markings on the barrel? .270 will be too long for a rifle in .270 Winchester SHORT Magnum.