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#3301101 - 07/11/22 02:51 PM Remington 700 BDL bottom metal
Coyote-conquest Online
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A couple years ago I bought a .223 ADL at Walmart for around $100. I had never shot it until a few days ago and found it shot pretty well. I can't stand the blind mag so was looking to upgrade the stock and trigger.
Why are the BDL bottom metal kits so expensive? I'd really hate to may more for the bottom metal than I did for the whole rifle
Does anybody know of any that are cheaper that are decent.
Looking at them on my other rifles their isn't much to it. I'm not sure why it cost so much.
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#3301103 - 07/11/22 03:41 PM Re: Remington 700 BDL bottom metal [Re: Coyote-conquest]
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Finding a used one is your best bet but they are still pricey. A lot of people are doing the same thing your doing. Buy cheap then upgrade, but in the long run you usually pay about the same as if you bought a BDL to start with after buying bottom metal and a new stock.

I hate the Remington plastic stocks but the ADL part doesn't bother me. Although its a bit of a PITA to unload.
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#3301105 - 07/11/22 04:43 PM Re: Remington 700 BDL bottom metal [Re: Coyote-conquest]
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Thereís an ad on a local classifieds site for bottom metal for a Howa/Rem 700 short action for $55. Maybe look for a Howa set if theyíll fit.
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#3301118 - 07/11/22 10:37 PM Re: Remington 700 BDL bottom metal [Re: AdamT]
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I bought a clearance '06 Adl for 100$. A HS precision stock(used) cost 185$, found a used bdl metal for 85$(no magazine). I used a metal sanding belt on the belt sander to remove enough off the adl magazine to fit with slight movement(don't want it to bind between action and floorplate). Probably will rebarrel to 220 swift. Look you saved 300+ to begin with now make it special.


Edited by spotstalkshoot (07/11/22 10:39 PM)

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#3301144 - 07/12/22 04:10 PM Re: Remington 700 BDL bottom metal [Re: Coyote-conquest]
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Hopefully I can find a used bottom metal. It doesn't appear the Howa will fit.


Edited by Coyote-conquest (07/12/22 04:10 PM)

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#3301145 - 07/12/22 05:11 PM Re: Remington 700 BDL bottom metal [Re: Coyote-conquest]
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I didn't think the Howa would fit a Remington but what do I know??
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#3301147 - 07/12/22 07:11 PM Re: Remington 700 BDL bottom metal [Re: Coyote-conquest]
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I wasnít sure on the Howa cross fit either. Never owned one, just saw it advertised that way.
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#3301190 - 07/13/22 12:35 PM Re: Remington 700 BDL bottom metal [Re: Coyote-conquest]
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https://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/re...30b92569e3af577

Check out the above link. They are made of plastic. I really like the one I put on my Rem 700 223AI. Having a detachable magazine is really nice.


Edited by derbyacresbob (07/13/22 12:38 PM)
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#3301194 - 07/13/22 12:52 PM Re: Remington 700 BDL bottom metal [Re: derbyacresbob]
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I was going to suggest a DBM as an option also.
A couple of guys from our area invented and patented it and ended up making almost nothing from it, amazing how that works!

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#3301201 - 07/13/22 05:26 PM Re: Remington 700 BDL bottom metal [Re: derbyacresbob]
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The Legacy's at Brownells are oos. I seen Legacy's website yesterday and was wondering why they were a lot cheaper. I did think they might be plastic but i don't wasn't sure. I dont think it will make much of a difference. I'll have to look to them.


Edited by Coyote-conquest (07/13/22 05:27 PM)

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#3301866 - 08/01/22 11:24 AM Re: Remington 700 BDL bottom metal [Re: Coyote-conquest]
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Howa SA bolt spacing is 7 3/8", Remington SA is 6 1/2".
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#3301924 - 08/03/22 05:35 PM Re: Remington 700 BDL bottom metal [Re: derbyacresbob]
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Originally Posted By: derbyacresbob
https://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/re...30b92569e3af577

Check out the above link. They are made of plastic. I really like the one I put on my Rem 700 223AI. Having a detachable magazine is really nice.


I have one of these on a Howa 243 and have no complaints. Although itís plastic, it is fairly well made especially considering the price.
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#3301929 - 08/03/22 06:38 PM Re: Remington 700 BDL bottom metal [Re: shelton573]
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Originally Posted By: shelton573
Originally Posted By: derbyacresbob
https://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/re...30b92569e3af577

Check out the above link. They are made of plastic. I really like the one I put on my Rem 700 223AI. Having a detachable magazine is really nice.


I have one of these on a Howa 243 and have no complaints. Although itís plastic, it is fairly well made especially considering the price.



My Howa Mini has one as well and it feed shells very smooth.
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#3301996 - 08/05/22 04:40 PM Re: Remington 700 BDL bottom metal [Re: pyscodog]
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Originally Posted By: pyscodog
Originally Posted By: shelton573
Originally Posted By: derbyacresbob
https://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/re...30b92569e3af577

Check out the above link. They are made of plastic. I really like the one I put on my Rem 700 223AI. Having a detachable magazine is really nice.


I have one of these on a Howa 243 and have no complaints. Although itís plastic, it is fairly well made especially considering the price.


I agree. Zero resistance when picking up a round.

My Howa Mini has one as well and it feed shells very smooth.

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