Winchester 70 Safari Cycling Issue?

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Hi, Philip,
Can you explain this in more details?
What makes modern firearm different from vintage guns, when it comes to dry fire?

First time I hear that, and I am using dummy rounds for dry firing in rifles, but also in shotgun with single trigger.

Thank you in advance!
I am not a gun expert so I am not able to give details. All of the shooting instructors I’ve worked with insist you dry fire as practice and a couple times even setting up for a shot on a hunt. Good practice mad does nothing to the gun. Our fathers were working off bad experiences with guns made 100 years ago.
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Thanks, phillip! Pascal gave very good explanation earlier. Personally, i do dry fire exercise always with dummy rounds.
 

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All of the rounds eject crisply launching feet except for top one on the magazine which basically folds out and drops

Was it solved? If yes how?
I noticed the same on some guns. I thought it was either due to the pressure of the magazine spring, or the position of the cartridge, being stacked left-right-left-etc in the magazine... depending on the position of the top round in the magazine, it may -if not always well centered- slightly impair the ejection of the chambered one.
 

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I have not had the issue using real ammo. As others here thought it might be issues with dummy rounds and I have to agree. Because I had shortage of ammo I have only rapid cycled and fired two groups of four rounds which cycled nicely I am still hesitant to say it’s all good. Currently i do not reload and was switching to Swift A Frames to see if i can pick up some accuracy. My TSX ammo was giving groups of 1.5 inches and hope the A Frames Can improve this. I now have a new supply of ammo and after deer season will have a firm answer.
 

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