savage mark II magazine issue


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s12.aaxtell
April 6, 2010, 11:17 PM
I own a savage mark II GL and my magazines are bugging me. ( I would also like to see something bigger than 10 rounds but that is a different topic) Both of my magazines wiggle a little bit in the rifle so I am thinking that is normal, however when I get to the last shot sometimes I have to push up on the bottom of the magazine to load the round correctly. Is this normal? What could I do to fix that?

-Alex

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Maverick223
April 7, 2010, 12:11 AM
IME they have a little wiggle, but it isn't excessive at all. If the poor feeding happens on all of the magazines, I would send it back to Savage for repair. Your other option would be to replace the mag catch, as that seems to be the root of your issue. I have never seen a Mk. II malfunction; PITA to load, yeah...not feed properly, never.

Good luck and welcome to THR, Alex!

:)

JDGray
April 7, 2010, 06:18 AM
I have a MKII that was picky on its mags. Savage sent a new one and the problem went away. Funny now that the gun is broke in, it feeds out both mags flawlessly:) The looseness is still there with the original mag, not as bad with the replacement, and I dont have to push the mag any more to feed all the rounds.

halfded
April 7, 2010, 10:40 AM
Seems to me I'd seen something over on rimfirecentral.com (in the savage section of course) on magazine improvements. Something about taking the mag apart and trimming one of the legs of the follower.

If it's a new gun or mag I'd call Savage and let them deal with it. If you've been shooting it a while, they might tell you you're on your own.

I've had good experience with Savage's CS though. When I bought my BTV, the knucklehead behind the counter kept dryfiring exclaiming how much I'd like the trigger, even after my requests not to. Needless to say, when I got it home and broke it down the firing pin was peened a little. I called Savage and explained what happened. The gun wasn't misfiring yet, but was getting some really light strikes. They happily sent me a new firing pin free of charge. Only took 2 or 3 weeks to get it even though it was backordered. They even called me back to make sureI knew it was backordered.

s12.aaxtell
April 7, 2010, 01:53 PM
Thank you for the responses, I really love my savage .22 and I guess I will give it a little more time to break in.

-Alex

Maverick223
April 7, 2010, 04:12 PM
I don't believe it is a break-in issue, if anything I believe it may worsen with time. I am not saying that you should give up on it, they are great rifles, but one gets away from time to time. Give Savage a call, I bet they will fix you up. ;)

Uncle Mike
April 7, 2010, 09:53 PM
More than likely a 'off' bunch of magazines, you know they squirt those things out like a goose does poo, so mite be several hundred get out before QC picks up one and notices a boo boo!

HA, for that fact, they do the mag catches the same way! hehehehe

Maverick223
April 7, 2010, 11:21 PM
More than likely a 'off' bunch of magazines, you know they squirt those things out like a goose does poo, so mite [...] (< the bug? :p) [...] be several hundred get out before QC picks up one and notices a boo boo!Could very well be. If all of the magazines perform as you describe, and are of like (or unknown) origin, it would be worth picking up another locally (I believe WW sells em') to test before replacing parts.

:)

s12.aaxtell
April 8, 2010, 01:33 AM
I will look into that for sure before deciding to replace anything. I will also see if I can notice a difference between the one I bought and the one that came with it.

-Alex

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