Has anyone attempted to modify an AI mag? Long story short, Manners sent me the wrong mag. I ordered a 5 round mag and 7 round mag for a WSM. This is my first mag system so I figured everything was correct...turns out the 5 round mag was for a .308 and will only hold 3 WSM rounds.
I do have a 5 round mag coming now, but am curious to whether or not I can modify the .308 mag so I can now have a 3 round mag. It appears the biggest difference is the plate, internal to the mag, closest to the bullet. This plate really limits my seating depth on the 180gr VLDs.
Can I drill the two dimples out and remove that plate? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe those are the welded area that holds the plate. I hate to go drilling holes and then completely destroy a mag, but if it is as simple as drilling those two holes out and removing the plate, I wont worry about it.