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mrm14 01-29-2009 06:09 AM

Remington 700 bottom metal
 
Been looking at detachable magazine bottom metal for my Remington 700 long action project. I've found Pierce Engineering detahcable magazine bottom metal with 5 round magazine for $355.00. I've also looked at Accuracy Systems with 5 round magazine for $199.95. Surgeon Rifles is releasing their bottom metal soon, and they have no price yet. Quite a price difference between the 2 I've priced. I can only figure that Pierce engineering is machined billet steel and Accuracy Systems is cast metal. Surgeon Rifles looks like it is machined billet also. Anyone out their have any experience with these? Any good different brands than mentioned above? Pros and cons of detachable magazine bottom metal.

matt g 01-29-2009 06:33 AM

That doesn't seem like something that would effect accuracy at all. What's wrong with the factory piece?

mrm14 01-29-2009 07:30 AM

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Originally Posted by matt g (Post 66381)
That doesn't seem like something that would effect accuracy at all. What's wrong with the factory piece?

I bought the new 700 SPS to harvest the reciever for this build. Barrel, stock, trigger, fireing pin and recoil plate are being sold or thrown away. Using McMillan A-5 stock. I like to shoot 5 round groups and dont like to reload 2 more rounds after 3 shots. That being said; Theres really nothing wrong with the factory piece except for the way I intend to shoot the gun. (long range target) Also ease and reduction of time with pre loaded magazines. Maby I'm a little lazy too. Anyhow, just looking for input for which brand is nice and works well.

matt g 01-29-2009 05:41 PM

I didn't realize that new floor plates allowed for the use of removable magazines until after I looked at the websites.

mrm14 01-29-2009 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by matt g (Post 66443)
I didn't realize that new floor plates allowed for the use of removable magazines until after I looked at the websites.

After speaking with McMillan they said that they use Badger Ordance bottom metal for their builds and that they wouldnt need to have my bottom metal when they made the stock if I used the Badger Ordance. So that made my decision and I ordered the Badger Ordance #306-83M bottom metal with a 5 round magazine for .300 Win. Mag. It cost $345.00 (that included (1) 5 round magazine) A little spendy but if this is the way I want to go and use the A-5 McMillan stock, it seemed like a no-brainer.

matt g 01-29-2009 07:19 PM

Does Badger make 10 rounders? Do they drag on the ground?

mrm14 01-30-2009 12:26 AM

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Originally Posted by matt g (Post 66470)
Does Badger make 10 rounders? Do they drag on the ground?

Yes they do have 10 rounders. They actually use Accruacy International Chassis Systems (AICS) magazines. Most of the other brands of Remy 700 Detachable magazine bottom metal uses these magazines as well. They dont stick out as far from the bottom of the stock as say most AK,AR,Springfirld M1A or 'Ruger Mini 14,s. I got to shoot a 700 with a 10 round magazine in the prone position using a Harris bi-pod about a month ago at the range and ground clearance was not a problem. Plenty of clearance. I'm using the 5 rounders and they look like they will stick out maby 1-3/4" to 2" max. When I get this piece I'll measure it and let you know exact.

matt g 01-30-2009 01:34 AM

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Originally Posted by mrm14 (Post 66598)
Yes they do have 10 rounders. They actually use Accruacy International Chassis Systems (AICS) magazines. Most of the other brands of Remy 700 Detachable magazine bottom metal uses these magazines as well. They dont stick out as far from the bottom of the stock as say most AK,AR,Springfirld M1A or 'Ruger Mini 14,s. I got to shoot a 700 with a 10 round magazine in the prone position using a Harris bi-pod about a month ago at the range and ground clearance was not a problem. Plenty of clearance. I'm using the 5 rounders and they look like they will stick out maby 1-3/4" to 2" max. When I get this piece I'll measure it and let you know exact.

Nice. What the price tag on your project, if you don't mind sharing?

mrm14 01-30-2009 03:14 AM

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Originally Posted by matt g (Post 66614)
Nice. What the price tag on your project, if you don't mind sharing?

Dont mind at all.
Remington 700 SPS long action/magnum bolt (new) $499.00
Krieger Barrel $285.00
Muzzel Break (including installation) $220.00
Oversize recoil lug $30.00
Reciever Tuning $175.00
Fitting action $270.00
Jewell Trigger $274.00
Pierce Engineering Fireing Pin $70.00
Badger Ordance Bottom metal with detachable magazine $345.00
McMillan A-5 Stock $498.00
Mcmillan intrergal cheke piece option $116.00
McMillan Spacer system $116.00
Decelerator pad $66.00
Bedding and pillers $290.00
+20MOA Pictinny scope mount FREEBIE
Warne tactical scope mounts (used) $50.00
Leupold MK IV 8.5-25X50MM LR/T Scope $1245.00

Total $4549.00

This total could go up or down (propably up) a few percent before I'm finished with it. If it stays under $5500.00 that will be within my alloted budget for it. It'll take about 6 to 8 months for the barrel and stock. So while waiting for these items I am going to put the trigger, fireing pin, bottom metal, and optics on it and shoot it until the barrel and stock are ready. Just got the scope and its giong to do double duty on my M1A as well. M1A is going to range this weekend with scope for sighting in. In about a month the 700 Remy will be ready in its partial form to start shooting while I wait for the barrel and stock. Starting that new contract in about a week so it may be 3 months before I can get to the range again after this weekend.

matt g 01-30-2009 03:32 AM

I can't believe what Kreiger sells their barrels for. That's one hell of a value.


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