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To be or not to be...

Post by hawcer on Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:41 pm

Regarding my Savage 12fv...

Since I am using a modified ABT stock that was designed for an earlier type savage short action...I had to make shift the mag box in the stock so I could try it out at the range. I can't leave it that way...it's just too getto for my liking. I was planning on making it a single feed by filling the mag box cavity and adding a single shot follower under the action and bedding the whole thing for a nice comfy fit.This would be great for bench shooting at paper...but if I decide to try for some yotes with it some day...I might need the extra 1 or 2 rounds.

I saw that the Accuracy International makes 223 mags that will work with my savage action and normally require a custom base plate for removable mags....problem is my stock doesn't have a base plate. So I am thinking of making a hidden mag well for the AICS mags....and just have a cutout in the bottom of the stock just big enough for the magazine to fit through.

The plus with the AICS mags....The 308 mags will interchange with the 223 mags....so If I ever change barrels to a larger caliber, all I'll have to do is use a the different magazines....but then again, I won't have to do anything if it is a single feed.

Opinions?...should I go single feed as originally planned or go for the removable mag option?

Worse case scenario is....I mess up my stock.

I guess the first thing I need to do is locate a AICS 223 mag or at least get some measurements, so I can see if I can fit a magwell in the stock without too much trouble.

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Post by Daywalker on Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:54 pm

Man, you are way over my head here.....Can you keep the removable mag and just put a single shot follower in it and then you have the best of both world?

I am probably missing something here as I know nothing about rifle building hahahahaha....

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Re: To be or not to be...

Post by hawcer on Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:17 pm

The single shot ramp I would use is made by Sharp shooters supply and sits directly against the receiver. It essentially will almost become part of the action once I bed the stock to the action with the follower installed. This is what it looks like.



This is what the CDI DBM(detachable bottom mag) looks like.



I will have to make something that installs from the top instead of the bottom of the stock if I want a detachable magazine. I won't need a trigger guard either, since it is part of the stock.

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Re: To be or not to be...

Post by Bluehawk on Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:22 pm

Hawcer,
Did you ever decide what route to go?
If it were my rifle, I would go with single shot. It requires you to be more precise when hunting and when you do hit a coyote and need a followup shot it doesn't take than a second or so more to throw another cartridge onto the follower. If your first shot was halfway decent, the coyote isn't going anywhere, so followup won't need to be lightning fast anyway!
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Post by hawcer on Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:20 am

As of now, I am still using the factory mag box....but single feed loading most of the time. I tried to contact Sharp Shooters Supply a few times with no luck, I'm not sure if they are still in business...

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Re: To be or not to be...

Post by Bluehawk on Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:48 am

Brownells or MidwayUSA carries single shot followers. I seem to remember one of them does because I have purchased several in the past for Mausers...just can't remember which one I bought them from.
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Post by hawcer on Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:00 am

yeah, I have seen those. I'd prefer to do away with the mag box all together if I go to single feed. Those type mount on top of the follower in the mag box.

If anyone lives in the area of Dephos Ohio that can walk in the door and pick up a single shot ramp...I think I could get it much faster,LOL. I guess they are so busy that it takes an act of God to get through to them on the phone.

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Re: To be or not to be...

Post by Bluehawk on Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:41 am

AccraGlass it to the bottom of the rails and it would be a permanent install!
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Post by Chranie on Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:34 am

But what abut the route???

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