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#6486544 - 10/08/16 01:12 PM Budget Bottom Metal?
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Putting together a budget bolt gun from a 700 Long Range barreled action. Looking for the lowest cost, functional
detachable mag bottom metal capable of accepting AICS mags. I found PT&G and Stockys have a couple options. Wondering if there are any others I should be considering.

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#6486561 - 10/08/16 01:28 PM Re: Budget Bottom Metal? [Re: jeepercreeper]
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If you want to save money I would wait until the Magpul long action bottom metal is out. It's coming just not quite to market yet. Should be about half the price of a PTG.
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#6486711 - 10/08/16 03:04 PM Re: Budget Bottom Metal? [Re: jeepercreeper]
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Only problem with the Magpul option is that its actually bottom plastic and not patterned after anything else (eg Badger, CDI, Seekins). So you have to pay a gunsmith to inlet your stock or break out a dremel.

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#6486865 - 10/08/16 05:21 PM Re: Budget Bottom Metal? [Re: jeepercreeper]
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I have used PT&G aluminum and steel. They are much nicer than factory bottom metal. FWIW, I read somewhere that PT&G supplies Stocky's.

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#6486868 - 10/08/16 05:22 PM Re: Budget Bottom Metal? [Re: jeepercreeper]
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pony up $$ get the good stuff
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#6487023 - 10/08/16 07:26 PM Re: Budget Bottom Metal? [Re: jeepercreeper]
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Getting CDI in my model 70
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#6487123 - 10/08/16 08:52 PM Re: Budget Bottom Metal? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
pony up $$ get the good stuff


This is a $629 rifle and I just sold the factory stock and bottom metal for $250. Doesnt make sense for me pony up for badger or surgeon.

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#6487124 - 10/08/16 08:54 PM Re: Budget Bottom Metal? [Re: TxHunter80]
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Originally Posted By: TxHunter80
I have used PT&G aluminum and steel. They are much nicer than factory bottom metal. FWIW, I read somewhere that PT&G supplies Stocky's.


I was wondering if that was the case since they both sell a Stealth model

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#6487132 - 10/08/16 09:02 PM Re: Budget Bottom Metal? [Re: jeepercreeper]
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Buy from CDI and they will inlet your stock for free.

http://www.cdiprecisiongunworks.com/

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#6487182 - 10/08/16 09:38 PM Re: Budget Bottom Metal? [Re: Txhillbilly]
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Originally Posted By: Txhillbilly
Buy from CDI and they will inlet your stock for free.

http://www.cdiprecisiongunworks.com/


What I was going to say.
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#6487462 - 10/09/16 07:53 AM Re: Budget Bottom Metal? [Re: jeepercreeper]
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Originally Posted By: jeepercreeper
Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
pony up $$ get the good stuff


This is a $629 rifle and I just sold the factory stock and bottom metal for $250. Doesnt make sense for me pony up for badger or surgeon.


So what stock are you putting on it ?
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#6487526 - 10/09/16 09:13 AM Re: Budget Bottom Metal? [Re: watchale]
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Originally Posted By: watchale
Originally Posted By: jeepercreeper
Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
pony up $$ get the good stuff


This is a $629 rifle and I just sold the factory stock and bottom metal for $250. Doesnt make sense for me pony up for badger or surgeon.


So what stock are you putting on it ?



That's what I was going to ask too. If you haven't bought a stock yet, you could get an MDT LSS chassis that's ready for AICS mags for $399.
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#6487566 - 10/09/16 09:57 AM Re: Budget Bottom Metal? [Re: jeepercreeper]
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I've got 3 PTG dbms that I'm completely happy with. What stock are you using? I'm not a Magpul fanboi but if you haven't bought a stock the 700 Hunter is a good economic option.
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#6487751 - 10/09/16 12:42 PM Re: Budget Bottom Metal? [Re: jeepercreeper]
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Sorry, I guess I left out some important details. I got the itch for a 300wm again but have a pretty tight budget at the moment. Picked up a 700 Long Range for $629, sold the factory B&C M40 stock and factory bottom metal for $250z I really love the McMillan A5 but way out of my price range for this gun. So Im looking at a Grayboe Renegade which is the same design as the McM A5 at around $350 mark. They come inletted for BDL or Badger pattern DBM which is why Im leaning towards PT&G but wasnt sure if there were any other badger clones out there.

Since its a 300wm, Im trying to stay away from any lightweight chassis or stocks. I have a Magpul 10/22 stock and have held the Magpul 700and they're a little too light. I miss my FN SPR in a McM A5 so Im trying to recreate it at a much cheaper price point!!

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