221 FB Follower Arrived snd Brings My Next Issue
The Pacific Tool & Gauge Rem 700 ADL Fireball Magazine Follower arrived and matches with the factory spring perfectly.
However, I now have two ways I can go:
(1) Trim the end of the spring to match the profile I need for the Savage follower then modify the block that limits the rear travel of the cartridge to be against the back of the case and cut out below to accommodate the .275" longer spring, then the magazine would fit right up without issue.
(2) Order a Rem 700 ADL 221 FB Magazine box, use the Rem spring unmodified and use the PTG follower, then work out how to fit the box to the bottom of the Savage magazine that incorporates the latch.
It would seem to me that (1) would be easier than (2). If so, I need to know how to easily cut the flat spring steel to shape.
Question: Will a Dremel and cut-off wheel work?
Referring to the picture below.
The width of the unmodified spring is 0.500".
The tab in the Savage spring is 0.307" wide and 0.722" long.
The next wider part of the spring that fits into a slot underneath the follower is 0.401" wide.
Also pasted on 223 Short Chat Facebook.
Last edited by briannmilewis; 03-19-2017 at 06:15 PM.