Convert from box mag to single shot?


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BulletFan
February 3, 2006, 10:18 PM
So I've heard that two rifles of the exact same make and model would shoot differently if one were a single shot and one a box magezine. First of all, is this true, and second of all, would it be worth the improvement to try to convert my box magezine Savage into a single shot? I don't mind loading up between every shot, and sometimes the mag doesn't feed rigt anyway.

What are your thoughts?

Matt

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Jim Watson
February 3, 2006, 10:39 PM
Benchrest shooters nearly always use single shot actions. But a factory Savage is probably not accurate enough for it to matter. It would be a tremendous amount of work to make the alteration - I have a single shot Savage 12BVSS-S and it has a solid bottom receiver - and do little good.
If you just want to load single shot, there are adapters that go in the top of the magazine and serve as a loading tray, what the AR shooters call a "sled."

slopemeno
February 3, 2006, 10:40 PM
The difference is that a mazazine-well opening was never cut into the benchrest-optimized action. This reduces the amount of flex in the action when fired.

Rockstar
February 4, 2006, 11:52 AM
And then there are benchrest followers, which allow you to load one-round-at-a-time from a box magazine and provide better allignment when chambering a round.

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