Why doesn't my A17 always feed the next round into the chamber?

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    Patsarge
    Mine has pickup problems as the bolt drags the top of the magazine
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    Lyndon dale cook
    I make sure the mag clicks into place once I fire the mag falls out once I get 2-3 rounds fired off it stays in and cycled fine it's always trouble with the first 3 rounds minimum any advice would be very helpful
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    Lyndon dale cook
    Sorry didn't mean to crash on your question patsarge
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    Patsarge
    I radiused the rear of the magazine so the bolt would slide over the top without interference and it works fine now. Has the bolt been hitting your magazine Lyndon?
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    Patsarge
    When they supply you with one magazine and tell you to try a different mag then it seems there is a magazine problem...
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    Lyndon dale cook
    It might be I can see a spot on it where the paint is starting to rub off
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    Lyndon dale cook
    Will they supply another mag or is it at my expense
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    Patsarge
    I danced with them for a week and they supplied another. I have some a17 now also. But at 100 Plus Degrees it's too hot to go see if it solves it or if I have to radius it also.
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    Patsarge
    I danced with them for a week and they supplied another. I have some a17 now also. But at 100 Plus Degrees it's too hot to go see if it solves it or if I have to radius it also.
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    Lyndon dale cook
    How much did you have to take off
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    Patsarge
    It was actually taking some metal off the top back of the mag with the bolt. It is relationship of mag to bolt. That equals stock fitment to barreled action. Mag fits to the stock and the trigger assembly not to the action. Tolerances don't always work and can change when assembling after cleaning also
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    Patsarge
    It's an r & d issue. When they solve it I will send them my rifle to set up right.
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    Lyndon dale cook
    Makes sense hopefully they do it on a recall
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    Patsarge
    just .005 or .010 maybe on a radius which affects nothing on the mag or rifle but the bolt picks up the round without hitting the mag while doing it. only the mag with no touching the rifle. my ruger gunsite was similar on round pickup. all in stock fitment to action.
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    Written-Verbal

    hello folks! My Axis .308 had the magazine falling out at the rear about 1/4". this would make the bolt miss and not chamber the next round. i looked at the set up and saw the curved over metal piece at the rear top. of course, the first thought was that it needed to be bent out just a bit. then it instantly popped off. a little noodling and i decided to super glue the piece straight to the housing. it is a tight fit and snaps into place like some of my friends' rifles. This has fixed my problem. I have asked the company for help on this issue that seems to be thriving in the axis community. I really would like to have it tacked on there or either JB weld it. Maybe Savage will reward me with some really cool stuff for fixing the problem for them. I won't hold my breath though. Even if yours hasn't missed yet, check to see if it is shaky while seated in the rifle. I do not want you to think I'm telling you to do this. I have no idea of any long term effects of doing this. the short term is amazing hold and it doesn't shake anymore. It has a strong click when I put it in now. Do this at your own risk. I did and no problems at all. (Just covering my arse)

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    Glennhall1017

    My A17 mag well is too large. The magazine seats with a "click" but when shooting, I have to use my left hand to physically push up on the rear of the magazine, approximately 1/16 inch in order for the bolt to strip and chamber a round. I have purchased 4 Savage magazines and all have the same issue. They function perfectly in my A22. I think I got a lemon. I'm hoping Savage will be kind enough to ship me a new stock to see if this resolves my problem.

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    Sharon Harris

    My magazine works like it should sometime.  Other times even after seating the magazine as advised, with the charger back, pushing up and hearing an audible click, it does not feed the round.  I use A-17 ammo by CCI  exclusively.  I love this rifle but it is so frustrating when you find that all FIVE of your magazines perform in the same inconsistent manner.  I think Savage is a great outfit and I hope they come up with a fix very soon.  It is reassuring to see I am not the only one with this issue.

     

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    Patsarge

    I set my rifle aside since starting this thread some 2 years ago.  I wonder if they made any change to the rifle or magazines since then.  Seems like the same problems exist. 

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    jmikac

    I just got my A17 about 2 months ago.  I have the same problem with the bolt sliding over the top of the shell casing, always putting a nice dent into it.  I tried lubricating the bolt and I went out and bought another magazine.  Made sure the magazine was seated properly.  Same problem.  I brought this to Savage's attention shortly after I bought the rifle.  No response.  I sent them another trouble ticket today and we'll see what happens.  I don[t know if I got a lemon or if Savage has really not resolved the jamming issue.  Looking on the internet, it seems that this is a relatively common problem.

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    Kris Troseth

    They should make it right I have the same problem with my gun not feeding rounds

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    Joseph Mikac

    Kris, still no response from Savage.  Frustrating...

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    Patsarge

    I started this line of comments 3 years ago with Savage, sent them pictures of the top of the magazine where the bolt dragged on it.  I radiused the top of the mags with a file so they would function and told them my problem could be fixed if the mag well was part of the action and not the stock.  They still say get another magaine which  will only fix fhe prob if the magazine specs run all over theplace which would also be a problem.  The problem is not for us to fix, it is theirs to review and fix.  Buy another magazine? Hell no,  When the mag fit is good, it doesnt matter what ammo you fire.  It will function fine.  If the mag well is off in the stock then it will not strip a round off the mag.  It is a sorry state to see they are still fighting not only the problem but the customers on something a monkey could see and fix..  The R And D department isnt doing a job and customer support isnt doing anything but tell us we are not only stupid but should buy another magazine from them.  Its a good thing this rifle is not being used by our troops to stay alive.  Id hate to see what would happen if they said to get another magazine. The fitment of every stock to action will be slightly different with every unit and will change when assembled and tightened to different torque specs.  Still their problem.

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    Rustynail66

    I purchased my model 93 in 22mag on October 23, 2017 from Dick's Sporting Goods. I notified Savage of having the same  problem as the A17  within 2 weeks of purchase. No reply regarding the 22mag. The only reply I've seen from Savage regarding either weapon is for the A17 "try a different magazine". Do we all agree this is an unacceptable response?

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    Patsarge

    The response is a step,away from responsibility which is easy after they have our money.  Buy their ammo, or buy a magazine is a copout.  

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    Joseph Mikac

    Unacceptable for sure.  If the A17 were a car, there would be a massive recall.

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    Lyndon dale cook

    Your absolutely right i sent mine in and they sent a new one back and it worked very well for the first 50-60rounds but now it doing the same thing a new magazine is not the answer as for i have tryed 3 others and same result 

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    Joseph Mikac

    Honestly, you would think that in this day and age that Savage could have overcome this engineering problem with the semi-auto reload.  You wouldn't send troops out into the field with this kind of performance record.  What really irritates me is that I read all the literature telling us that the A17 resolved the problem of .17s jamming.  Wish I would have read a little further and saw this comment thread.

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