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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

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    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
     
  2. Jim Watson

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    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

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    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

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    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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