Well, I have a new to me Win Model 70 in .375 this year, took it out to the range this past week to dial in my scope, had a disheartening issue.
Before getting into the description of what happened, lets assign some terminology: I have a 3 round magazine, the top round we will call "A", it sits on the right side of the weapon, the middle round we will call B, it sits on the left, and C sits on the right (bottom-most round).
In short, I had 2 failure to feeds out of about 15 rounds... I would only occur when I had fired round "A", and went to forcefully extract and reload (as under pressure) round "B".
The first time I simply thought I might be an idiot, not used to the rifle, and short stroking the action, the second time I brought the bolt completely back (hard) and looked as I slowly brought the bolt forward, it went right over the rounds, which I might add were sloped slightly back in the magazine. If I don't bring the bolt back hard, it works fine...
It will not do this with any other round than "B", and I cannot for the life of me reproduce it without first firing round "A" meaning using a snap cap or empty case as "A" with live rounds for "B" and "C"... I would have to say the recoil is causing the rounds to shift a bit in the magazine and the back ends are too low to get picked up by the bolt on its forward travel.
I was shooting Federal 270gr soft points.
Is this common problem, easy to correct? I was suspecting perhaps a weak magazine spring???
Oh, and this has happened a few times to the original owner as well... I was well warned about the issue, but figured it had been fixed since previous owner reported it had not had any issues as of late...
Glad I still have my Rem 700!!