I recently aquired a model 70, the Ranger label from K-mart or whoever sold that version back when. It has the plastic follower and the rounds will nose up in the mag and there seems to be alot of play as I load the mag (play from front to back). I thought it may be due to the plastic follower so I ordered the aluminum one from Brownell"s and same story. Any Ideas? I'd really like to start using this rifle more but this feeding issue has me a bit baffled. Maybe the spring is out of whack?
I have re-assembled the rifle several times to make sure everything lines up.