MemberFebruary 27, 2016 at 4:32 am1 Bullseye
Spare tikka t3 mag is 1.75 ounces. LOL.
Just curious How that is a terrible solution?
Isn't that the whole point of a mag fed rifle???
Just bringing a rifle hunting, that has a detachable magazine, sets you up for trouble if it gets lost or breaks.
Very foolish to not have a spare.
Didn't mean to offend. Just saying, if the OP doesn't like the hassle of not being able to 'top off' the magazine, the idea that digging around in a pack for a whole other magazine doesn't make the situation any easier. It would be easier to do exactly what he's doing (and says he dislikes), where he drops the magazine and tops it off. Just meant that an extra mag, as a solution, would actually make more work/hassle rather than less.
To each their own, but I have no interest in carrying a spare magazine when hunting. If my magazine is broken or lost I would simply single feed a round from my stock pack. It's not a 'setup for trouble' at all. IMO the only reason for a magazine fed hunting rifle is the ease of completely unloading or loading the rifle; and, in some instances, the increased cartridge capacity that a magazine can provide. Also, they tend to be the more reliable system for feeding cartridges. IMO, most hunters aren't looking at magazine fed rifles for the ability to carry and swap out magazines, like an infantryman would. Like I said, to each their own and there's not much 'right or wrong' here – just personal preferance.