I have a .416 Remington Model 700 and have trouble with reloading and bolting. The action sometimes allows the first cartridge to jump up before the actual bolt is pushed forward to reload and then when the bolt does move forward it picks up the next cartridge.
This happens in variations, it starts by the cartridge lifting out from the front end first, if it doesnt pop out completely (the back is still in the box) it has a tendancy to "stand up" as the bolt is closed. If it does come out completely you have a double feed. Slower reloading helps and also when putting the cartridges in, making sure that all of them are seated properly in the box being right up against the back. It is as if the retaining lips are too thin/narrow.
I have read a few articles that specify the .416 Remington in the Model 700 as having this problem and not recommending it as a dangerous game rifle due to the need for a fast bolt action.
Does anyone have the same experience, are there any conversions or remedies out there?