i have the above rifle in 223 from new. I am experiencing major problems when cycling rounds into the chamber from the mag. I have had some problems from day one but never thought too much about it as i dont fire alot of rounds from the rifle on the range, i use it extensively for foxing. On the range on saturday the issue really became apparent with factory ammo and also reloads. the rounds dont feed consistantly into the chamber and this normally results in a round loose on top of the mag that wont feed, i drop the mag and loose round out and retry.
The guy running the range said that he had the exact same problem and the sportsman replaced the mag for him as it is a known problem with the rifle. Has anyone else ran into a similar problem and how was it rectified. I wouldnt want to send off the mag ahead of getting a replacement mag as i use it a couple of times a week for lamping but if this is the only way to resolve the issue then i will.