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Better Savage MkII Magazines?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Hari Seldon, Apr 11, 2010.

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  1. Hari Seldon

    Hari Seldon Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    I have a Savage MkII BTV .22 rifle that's fantastically
    accurate but the factory 5-rd magazine is horribly

    I have to be very careful when chambering a round,
    looking into the receiver and usually pressing down
    on the next round to align it with the breech before
    closing the bolt, which I have to do slowly to insure
    reliable feeding.

    I was thinking of ordering a Savage factory MkII 10-rd
    magazine not only in the hope it will feed better, but
    also to double the capacity.

    Are there after-market Savage MkII mags that are more
    reliable or do I have just have to deal with what I got?:cuss:
  2. conhntr

    conhntr Member

    Nov 13, 2008
    I've been hearing slot of mag problems on the mkii lately. I have one that is about 10 yeas old with 1 fiver and 2 tens always worked flawlessly.
  3. Hari Seldon

    Hari Seldon Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    There seems to be a couple of problems with
    the factory Savage 5-rd mag I have;

    Inside width of the mag is clearly undersized,
    causing the rims of the cartridges to drag along
    the inside of the mag and "stovepipe" to a near
    vertical position

    The mag spring is too weak, exacerbating the
    stovepiping problem.

    And the feed lips might be a bit too wide, resulting
    in the round not lining up with the chamber.
  4. Guvnor

    Guvnor Member

    Feb 7, 2009
    No one makes aftermarket mags for the Mark II, to my knowledge...your only choice are the factory mags.

    When I first got my Mark II, it had a feeding issue with the factory 10 round mag. I bought some new mags (also 10-rounders) and they have fed flawlessly. I was relieved that it wasn't a problem with the rifle.

    The good news is the 10 round mags are pretty cheap and are usually on the shelves at walmart or gander mountain.
  5. 52grain

    52grain Member

    Jun 21, 2009
    I don't like the 10 round magazines because they get in the way. The Savage magazines that I have seem to work pretty well, but not flawlessly.
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