Remington 700 sps box magazine?

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by law1220, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. law1220

    law1220 New Member

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    I have a Remington 700 sps varmint in .223 and was wondering if there was a conversion kit to allow for a box magazine. Im comfortable with the floorplate design. Just curious about a future upgrade. Also I know the sps replaced the adl. Could someone please explain what the designations mean I.e. adl bdl etc. Thanks
     
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  2. Wambli

    Wambli New Member

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    ADL has a blind mag (only metal on the bottom is the trigger guard). The BDL and SPS have the standard bottom metal. MidwayUSA carries the Wyatt's Outdoor Trigger Guard and Detachable Magazine Assembly Remington 700 BDL Short Action .223 Remington with 10-Round Mag.

    Wyatt's Outdoor Trigger Guard and Detachable Magazine Assembly Remington 700 BDL Short Action .223 Remington 10-Round Aluminum Matte - MidwayUSA

    BTW I HIGHLY recommend a better stock for the gun for the fist upgrade. My personal 700 in .223 is an SPS Varmint that I bedded to an HS Precission Stock and it delivers .5 MOA with just about any ammo I feed through it. Great gun!
     

  3. law1220

    law1220 New Member

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    Great thanks man I really appreciate it. I like the beaver tail stock but not how thin it is I was just going to sand it until I got it free floated and I was going to bed the action on it but I've been told that its hard but not impossible to glass bed a synthetic stock . I manage about 1. Moa and have been able to get a clover leaf print at a hundred but that was using a batch of reload btfmj 55 gr that I picked up at a gunshot and may have been pure luck. :D it is a fine rifle and im glad I purchased it
     
  4. Wambli

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    They are great guns! I'm buying anther SPS Varmint .308 to build my son a nice precission rifle this month. I did one for my friemd with the same action/barrel and it's a solid sub MOA with any good commercial ammo.

    It's not impossible to bed a plastic stock but it's so agravating to do it's almost not worth it (to me) when a Bell and Carlson Carbelite stock can be had for about $150. With a .223 which has next to no recoil it is not nessesary to go to the more expensive aluminum bedding block stocks if you don't want to spend the extra money. Fiberglass/carbon fiber/kevlar are easy to bed and a real productive upgrade. If you are getting MOA out of the gun now you can probably half that bedded to a good stock. Here is mine:

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    Normal group with Remington UMC (cheap stuff) .45gr HPs
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  5. law1220

    law1220 New Member

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    That's a nice looking rifle you have. I would like to have bought a 308 Remington 700 but they only had the. 223 so I settled I could have had the 308 for the same price but id have to wait and id have to pay more per round. I plan on getting into reloading so I've saved every round shot through it. Eventually ill get the 308 but until then ill just fine tune this one.
     
  6. Wambli

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    One thing you need to know about the 700 SPS .223. The twist of the rifling is very slow and it is meant for lighter varmint type bullets. It shoots like gangbusters with the 45 to 55 grain stuff but everything I've tried over 60 gr. does NOT shoot well. As long as you can live with this you'll have a great time with the gun. Oh and Black Hills has a .55 gr Match load that is perfect for this rifle.
     
  7. cityofsteel

    cityofsteel New Member

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    Are there any cheaper good quality box magazines i can install on this gun?
     
  8. Creekside_Sports

    Creekside_Sports New Member

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    I wish it worked that way. There's good quality and then there's cheap. Another style to look at would be from Badger Ordinance, its the one that's sitting in my 700 sps as we speak.
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    H-S Precision also makes their own detachable magazine and floorplate to fit their stocks and i have read that with a little modification they will fit the remington stocks. if i decide to go with a synthetic stock on my custom built M700, i will go with the H-S Precision stock and triggerguard floorplate, not cheap but their products are high quality.
     
  10. Wambli

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    My favorite bottom metal is Surgeon Rifles. That's what is on my LR .308. I love that it takes AI mags but they don't make it in.223.
     
  11. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i have a feeling that i will go with the H-S Precision stock and bottom metal and triggerguard. i checked out the Surgeon products, and they are nice! i have heard many good reports of their products over the years. but they are just a little out of my price range!