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Remington 700 Stock Selection

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by mcdonl, Dec 15, 2012.

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  1. mcdonl

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    Thanks to everyone who helped me decide my build order and optics selection.

    Order

    1 - Rifle (done)
    2 - Scope (done)
    3 - Stock

    Rings and bipod are tied for fourth.

    The rifle is a Remington 700 ADL .308 w/heavy barrel
    The intended use is a 100 yard target rifle from a bench.

    The scope is a Nikon buckmasters 3x9x40 BDC ($168 OTD at cabelas!!)

    My question now is which stock? Please, feel free to post pictures!! That will help. My budget is up to $300.

    Also. I assume my $5 Walmart scope rings should never touch my new scope so I will need some guidance on rings.

    Now, off to learn better brass prep and other rile reloading techniques.

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  3. mcdonl

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    I like the B&C "hook" stock a lot. My question there is regarding the "bottom metal" - my gun is an ADL so it does not have a removable floor plate. I would like to convert it to a box magazine at the same time. What would I need? Also, if anyone wants to take a stab at explaining BDL and bottom metal to me I am all ears!


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  4. allaroundhunter

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    Adding a bottom metal can be expensive....like, over $300 expensive. To get the BDL to fit all you have to do is drop the action of your ADL into the stock, and screw the BDL floorplate into the stock using the action screws from your ADL.

    However, are you wanting just the standard Remington floorplate, or are you wanting the rifle to be able to accept 5 and 10 round detachable magazines?

    Here is your standard BDL bottom metal ($90):

    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/327914/remington-trigger-guard-assembly-remington-700-bdl-long-action-aluminum-matte

    And here is one that allows you to use a detachable magazine ($250):

    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/350100/wyatts-outdoors-trigger-guard-and-detachable-magazine-assembly-remington-700-bdl-short-action-308-winchester-5-round-aluminum-black
     
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    Just remember if you run with the 700 BDL standard bottom metal as linked you want a short action as you have a .308 rifle. Also, if you have standard slotted screws you may want to invest in Allen head screws.

    Ron
     
  6. jmr40

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    Being ADL changes things and really limits your options for a good stock that is inexpensive. McMillan is an option. They will make you an ADL pattern tactical stock for $418.

    http://www.24hourcampfire.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=22


    That isn't cheap, but it would be cheaper to get the ADL stock from McMillan than to try to convert ADL to BDL and buy a cheaper stock.

    ADL simply means it has a blind magazine with no floorplate. I actually like this design. The guns are less expensive, lighter, and with no cutout in the stock stiffer. A BDL has a hinged floorplate for easier unloading. A DBM (detachable box magazine) has a magazine that can be removed. It can be expensive to change to BDL or DBM and the money is better spent on better glass or a better scope in my opinion. If you already have BDL or DBM I wouldn't convert the other way either.

    Bottom metal simply refers to any metal on the bottom of your gun. The trigger guard, floorplate, magwell etc. depending on the guns design.

    I don't especally like them, but your best option is probably one of the Boyds laminated stocks www.boydsgunstocks.com
     
  7. mcdonl

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    Thats a bummer, I really liked that B&C Tactical Stock but it looks like a short action, ADL is a no go with that stock.

    What does anyone know about the Choate stocks?

    Does anyone know the difference between the sniper and varmint models?

    Sniper

    Varmint


    They pretty much look the same. The bedding does not as significant as the B&C stocks though. Perhaps I should be changing my style requirements as the B&C stocks just look better made.

    This looks nice!! And, it has full bedding....

    Choate Tactical Stock
     
  8. Skylerbone

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    For your intended purpose, I'd skip the conversion and consider expanding the budget for something like this: http://www.stockysstocks.com/servlet/the-556/Bobby-Hart-Ideal-Benchrest/Detail or: http://www.stockysstocks.com/servlet/the-399/H-dsh-S-Precision-Pro-dsh-Series-2000/Detail. Note the first is a single-shot option while the second makes use of your current blind magazine. I believe the HS stocks can also be custom ordered for L.O.P. and additional sling swivels (mine was).

    If you're wanting bottom metal try the WTS/WTT section of the forum or ebay.
     
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    I am not interested in converting. Given the use. I like the looks of that tactical Choate though. I need to stay under $300 for the stock.


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    Which model of ADL has a heavy barrel? Is this a custom barrel?

    I've no personel experiece with the Choate stocks other than just handling them at gunshows and in gunshops. For me they are simply heavier than I want, but for using them off a shooting bench and not having to be mobile they might work for you. This is the same reason I'm not very fond of laminated wood stocks. The laminated stock in Skylerbones link is almost 5 lbs for just the stock.

    I have used the HS-Precision stock before. They make a good stock. I don't think it is worth $100 more than the B&C stock though. But if they have one for an ADL then it would be an option I had forgotten about.
     
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    The model is the ADL Varmint.


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  12. Skylerbone

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    Heavier is better. Single loading is better.

    Perhaps the stock upgrade should wait until you're ready for a Manners. $300 is good money, $500 is better but if you're undecided then allocate for Talley rings and you'll have the components to assemble and shoot. A stock upgrade can be chosen after you've put some rounds down range.
     
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    I worked on a local SO's Remington 700 in .300 Win Mag equipped with the Choate Sniper stock. I can understand the desire for a bit of extra heft in a gun destined purely for bench shooting, but that thing is ridiculous!
    I can't imagine any .308 load that could be safely fired in a rifle requiring that much weight to tame the recoil.

    Despite its weight, the stock still looked and felt cheap, I would NOT recommend that you get one.
     
  14. mcdonl

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    Swampman. Very convincing. Thank you. Time to reconsider my budget.
     
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    Id look at a bobby hart LRT. I got mine from eBay for 180. It's a short action on mine, I put a CDIpresicion bottom metal on it and had it inletted for the metal
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    Or you can get a stocky stock thumb hole varminter like this one on my old 308
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    They are both really nice and comfortable stocks. Not horrible expensive either
     
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    I have the Choate Tactical Stock on my 700 PSS .308 and like it alot. It is heavy due to the full length aluminum bedding and heavy injection molded construction, but it helps control recoil and is virtually indestructible. Not a rifle I would take on an alpine sheep hunt but from the bench, blind, or prone it is the king.

    Just my .02,
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    HS precision does make stocks for ADLs. They are right down the road from mew and both owner and salesman are members at the golf course I work at. I had they fit my ADL 2 years ago. I like it.
     
  18. Skylerbone

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    Yes, second link, post #8.
     
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    I rebuilt this old model 700 .308 a couple years ago, one of the most accurate rifles I own. I used a Hogue DM stock with full aluminum bed block then bedded the action, I also installed a 26" Shilen barrel, Timney trigger and surgeon bottom metal, mine was an ADL that I converted. The bottom metal was about $350. I topped it off with Night force steel rings, Picatinny rail and a Leupold VX3 6.5-20x50mm scope.
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    Well... I am seriously considering the Choate USS stock. I planned to paint it, shoot it from a bench and keep the ADL a blind setup... It lends itself well to that. Thanks everyone for your input. I have no ruled out a hogue stock but I like what I read about the USS...

    Would this change my scope ring selection? Assuming I have the Choate USS what should I consider when mounting my Nikon Buckmasters to it?
     
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    Mcdonl, are you sure your ADL is not a short action?...
     
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    It is a short action, but the stocks I wanted and could afford from B&C do not support the ADL platform.
     
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    So... now I am considering a Boyds stock. The price is great, I like the looks and I could have it bedded (Or do it myself in the future)...

    What do you guys think about that? I seem to have a lack of wood in my gun cabinet.

    Will it be an upgrade over the remington plastic stock it comes with?
     
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    I have 3 Rem.ADLs that I put Boyds stocks on, they all dropped in perfectly, no fitting was required.

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    Man they look good too. Have you needed to bed any of them?
     
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