Need advice/sources: Rem700 S/A bottom metal SS


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JG727
January 15, 2012, 11:58 PM
I'm a gunsmithing student and one of my projects is to make a custom 700. I've ordered and received my Stainless steel action and a custom SS barrel, now I need bottom metal.

I'd prefer a hinged floor-plate. I've looked at the custom SS bottom metals, and they are very pricey. I'm sure they are of excellent quality, and I'd love to use only the best components, but I am a po' college student.

So!
Can anyone recommend a source of SS bottom metal that is affordable? Even if its used parts?

Is the shiny aluminum remington bottom metal that brownells sells of good fit/finish and does it match the appearance of a SS action/barrel.

Appeance and attention to detail is important, because this rifle will be part of my portfolio and I want it to be something I will treasure and be proud of

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snakeman
January 16, 2012, 12:20 AM
Look into pacific tool and gauge. BTW what gunsmithing school are you going through? I am interested in doing this myself but will have to do it online. Another option would be to consider making your own bottom metal but that's a bit tedious. Gunbroker might have some parts.

JG727
January 16, 2012, 01:00 AM
Montgomery community college in troy NC. I doubt an online course would be sufficient, we spent a whole semester in the machine shop just learning basic/advanced machining. Plus the advice and perspective of our experienced teachers is INVALUABLE.

I won't have time to make my own. I have to fit and chamber barrels on to atleast 3 actions, plus make a 2 piece stock. Plus we're spending a week at SHOT show. Its going ti be a BUSY semester.

snakeman
January 16, 2012, 01:06 AM
Fair enough I'm glad I'm done with my school for the time being. I graduated last may with a B.S. in Animal Business. I was in college for six years and even sprinkled in a few summer courses, all while working on the family ranch and raising a child who is now about to be 4 with my fiance. I'm training to be an crop insurance adjuster for the time being. I know all about a full schedule did I mention planning a wedding?

LoonWulf
January 18, 2012, 06:20 AM
JG, if you dont mind using stock remington parts, take a look at Ebay. Ive found Bdl lower metal for some of my projects, and there is almost always DM bits on there.

JG727
January 22, 2012, 09:17 PM
As far as I am aware, Remington doesn't make SS bottom metal.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Boxhead
January 28, 2012, 06:35 AM
Dave Kiff at Pacific Tool and Gauge. Google it.

7.62X?
January 28, 2012, 10:13 AM
Iam giving a 700 a face lift new stock. It was a factory DM now its a hinged floor plate 90.00 new factory. But I want to get this http://www.stockysstocks.com/servlet/the-381/H-dsh-S-Precision-Pro-dsh-Series-Steel/Detail got to save more cash

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