AICS Mag Follower worn out?


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Dec 17, 2009
Maybe my google fu is weak but I didn't find anything ...

Rem 700 Short Action (308)
Badger DBM Bottom Metal with AICS mags
700 rounds through the system

I use my 10 round mag about 85% of the time and the elevated front portion of the follower has a worn dimple of sorts in it where the shoulder of the cartridge hits it as it feeds. This is leading to feeding issues and scaring the neck of the cases. I have checked and recheck the fitting of the bottom metal to the action and all is in order. When I switch to a 5 round mag that gets very light use the problem is non existent.

Anyone else experience this? Anyone make metal followers?

thanks for any assistance