OK you rifle boys. . . I've been starting some projects lately because I would like to begin venturing into the precision and distance aspect of shooting. Initially I envisioned a Remington 700 in .308 and took dibbs one that had just happened to have already been ordered by the shop. It is a BDL
/hinged floor-plate with synthetic stock, right handed, NIB and I got a great deal. . . . however I didn't know what type of receiver it was before hand.
That's how it all started.
I was back down at the shop checking on the status of that order along with a finish project a gal is doing for me there too and ended up buying two aftermarket stocks from a guy that just happened to walk into my local gun-store looking to sell them (and a bunch of other stuff). The owners really weren't that interested and gave me the go ahead on 'em. I had to get 'em because the deal(s) presented was too good to pass up. I had already been shopping for accessories and was pretty familiar with in the ballpark of stock pricing that I knew enough (barely) to know a good deal.
I ended up with a Choate Ultimate Varmit short action and a McMillan Remington Classic Stock 700 BDL Long Action.
Keep in mind this was an impulse buy. . . I thought I'd hang on to the McMillan until I ventured into a 30-06 or 7mm Mag. No biggie. But the Choate ended up being manufactured for a detachable magazine model and could not be fitted for my .308.
This really sucks because I'm a tall lefty and the cheek weld was fully adjustable as well as the overall pull. So I was able to get rid of that for a good chunk at least.
NOW. . . here's the situation:
I have a NIB baseline Remington 700 .308 BDL with a a synthetic stock with right handed cheek weld (not so desirable) and a McMillan Classic fiberglass stock for a long action 700 BDL.
I have the opportunity to get a 700 ADL in 30-06 for cheap, (not much good there) or a 721 in 30-06 BDL.
Are any of the above compatible? I have heard that a 721 will fit into a 700 stock, but sometimes requires a bit of dremel/milling.
I have contacted Choate and was told that they currently manufacture a Varmint stock for current BDL models, but Midway USA (who usually has it all) has discontinued selling them and I'm not aware of another dealer.
Should I sell the .308 or try to trade the local shop owner for a 30-06 700 BDL, which I'm sure he'll have to order out again? Should I sell of the McMillan? I'd hate to 'cause I know what they go for and it feels good. . . Should I wait until I find another varmint stock with a fully adjustable cheek weld and hang onto the .308 and
McMillan pending a future long action 700. Should I try to fit the 721 into the McMillan and just hang onto the .308?
I'm stuck, down a few hundred and basically have a flimsy baseball bat. I screwed up by not asking which mag type the .308 was. The McMillan I would have bought regardless, even w/o a gun due to the low $ alone.
I'd love some ideas. I'd really like to hear that the 721 drops right into the classic 700 stock