FIT & FUNCTION: These magazines are made for the fastidious shooter that wants the BEST match grade AND MATCH WINNING magazine available. Likewise, shooters of the Waters Rifleman mags are expected to have a basic understanding of how magazines work - understanding tolerances, temperature change, round stacking geometry, etc. This is precision equipment, and precision equipment should be maintained. Click here for WR MAGAZNIE ASSEMBLY and MAINTENANCE USER GUIDE.
DOESN'T FIT. There have been the odd occasion where a shooter magazine will not latching/clicking in place easily. We believe this is due to an intolerance of the rifle stock during moulding, or possibly swelling from moisture, or by over tightening of the stock take-down screws, or a number of other things. Also, some shooters are bedding their receivers, which increases the receiver height from the floor of the stock. Our mags are made to factory spec plus or minus 0.1mm, and from billet aluminium that won't suffer post machining change. If the magazine is too tight to latch, Click here for WR MAGAZINE ASSEMBLY and MAINTENANCE USER GUIDE.
TIGHT IS BEST: Ensuring a tight and solid fit keeps your repeater rifle close in performance as a bolt action single shot rifle. Tight and solid assembly and fixing keeps harmonic vibration even through the whole rifle system, and helps dampen the vibration quicker and minimise vibration intensity spots.
MARKING AND SACRIFICE: WR magazines are made of metal. Metal on metal will always result in witness marks. Use of the WR mag will result in witness marks on the aluminium magazine body. This is always going to happen, and is preferred to protect undue wear in the more expensive rifle receiver. The sacrificial wear areas are the front latch tang, rear top flat where mating the trigger front tension leaf spring, and the top rear pivot corners. Witness marks can be marked over with black.