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clip for .223

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Joined: September 2022
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Posted: September 19, 2022 08:33 PM

I have a model 712       Western Field   .222 that I had bored out to a .223.  

One problem........223 shells won't fit into the clip for the .222

I found on this site,  item #229810A    clip for a model 340   Savage .223.    It looks identical.  Can someone tell me if the dimensions of these two clips are the same?  If so, I will use the .223 clip in my  Western Field rifle.



Joined: September 2022
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Posted: September 20, 2022 10:26 AM (This post was last edited September 22, 2022 03:02 AM)

Technically, it should fit, but your situation is pretty unique. If I were you, I'd get Savage clip and if it doesn't fit your ammunition either return it, or ask nearby gunsmith to tweak it a bit.