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Offline lmiguel

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550 American Ammo Feeding
« on: December 02, 2011, 07:27:59 PM »
In a recent 20 shot /10min shooting competition, with my 550 .308 , i fed ammo from the magazine, and had just one, so it took me more time than expected extracting and feeding the magazine every 4 shots, resulting in a final hurry trying to place the last 6 shots within the time limit, with the expected loss in concentration and accuracy.  I know it was my fault not taking care of time and also only taking a magazine, due to my inexperience.

In order to gain efficiency, is it possible to feed ammo directly to the chamber as in a push control feed system ? Several postings say it wears out the extraction claws. Is it true ?


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Re: 550 American Ammo Feeding
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2011, 08:32:42 PM »
Er...more magazines or better time management? 


Feeding direct into the chamber in a magazine fed firearm has the potential to break or chip the extractor claw. 
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Offline lmiguel

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Re: 550 American Ammo Feeding
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2011, 01:46:47 PM »
you are right, better time management is key.

It was my first competition, took too much time in first shots.

thanks for your reply