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When purchasing a replacement stock for a Remington 700, is a SPS the same as an ADL?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by duck911, Oct 13, 2009.

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  1. duck911

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    Hi all,

    I just ended up with what I hope is an OUTSTANDING deal on a Remington 700 SPS Varmint in .17 Fireball.

    I love the caliber... I like the action... I am NOT fond of the factory SPS varmint stock.

    So, I am interested in a replacement stock for the SPS. I prefer a laminate stock like the finished stocks Boyd's carries. However, is the SPS stock the same as the ADL?

    The Remington 700 Varmint that I bought is a 26" heavy barrel. Are all of the replacement stocks standard, then I just sand out the barrel channel?

    Anyone else replace their Remington 700 Varmint stock that would care to share some tips or ppics?

    thanks!

    --Duck911
     
  2. ArmedBear

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    I believe the ADL has a blind magazine, whereas the SPS has a hinged floorplate or a detachable magazine.

    I know that at least SOME ADL's have had blind magazines. God knows what Remington calls "ADL" on a given day, though.
     
  3. elkaholic1

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    Newer SPS's have a hinged floorplate...if yours does you need an BDL/CDL style stock.
     
  4. duck911

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    So an dimensionally, an ADL, BDL, and CDL stock are all the same except the floorplate?
     
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    That's my understanding.
     
  6. ArmedBear

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    Note that all 700 actions aren't the same length.

    I know there are short and long actions, and the stocks wouldn't be interchangeable. What I don't know is whether there are magnum and mini. I don't think so, but someone else will know better than I.
     
  7. duck911

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    Thanks Bear. For someone reading this who didn't know about action lengths, that's a great comment.

    My action is a Remington 17 Fireball, so I assume I will be looking for a BDL SA stock...

    --Duck911
     
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