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    I recently had a 1970s top eject model 94 carbine reamed to 30-30 ackley improved. I have a problem when trying to load the second cartridge through the loading gate. The first will load into the tube fine and the second seems to hang up about the time the cartridge base is even with the back of the gate. It is very, very difficult to push the second shell into the tube and get the gate to close. Upon inspection it looks like the problem could be remedied by burring about an eighth inch out of the front of the loading port and tapering it slightly again. Would this be safe to do, or would it weaken the reciever too much? Any other ideas? The rifle cycles and chambers fine otherwise.

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    It won't weaken the receiver at all. But go slowly and only take out as little as possible. You don't want the rim to hang up in the bigger hole when it is pushing the cartridge onto the carrier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montana Man View Post
    Upon inspection it looks like the problem could be remedied by burring about an eighth inch out of the front of the loading port and tapering it slightly again. Would this be safe to do, or would it weaken the reciever too much?
    Well depends on what you mean by “burning” there. If you mean take it apart and reach in there with a Fordom or Drimmel your fine. If we are talking a plasma cutter or cutting torch not so much.

    Things to conceder first though. Sometimes if they have been apart the gate itself gets assembled in a slightly different spot causing just the issue you describe. Loosen the gate screw, move gate around and see if you can get it to feeds just by moveing the gate. Or the gate may not be opening all the way (hitting something in back) and you may be better served clearanceing the back of the gate or what its hitting than working on the window opening.
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