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Convert from box mag to single shot?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by BulletFan, Feb 3, 2006.

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  1. BulletFan

    BulletFan Member

    Oct 12, 2005
    Portland, Tennessee
    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?

  2. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    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."
  3. slopemeno

    slopemeno Member

    Apr 17, 2005
    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.
  4. Rockstar

    Rockstar member

    Apr 25, 2004
    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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