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Ok so Mr. Bullet new stock on his '06 has me wanting one. But I need to find out if you can put a hinged floor plate on a base modal 700. I don't have one on the gun so I would have to add it. The stock is made for one and they didn't have other option. I would like to "upgrade" it to have the hinged floor plate anyway.

So can a hinged floor plate be added?
 

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Yep! Unlike the ADL model, the BDL Magazine box does not attach to the action with a screw. The actions of the ADL and BDL are exactly the same. Except that the BDL has the hinged floor plate that is held in place by the forward and rear action screws. It does not require the 3rd screw (the one in front of the ADL trigger guard).
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Sweet thanks for the fast response. So what do I have to buy to make it work?
 

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Ok so I got my brownells/midwayusa catalogs out to look up what I might need. $135!!!! That's just plane stupid for it is.

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can I get just a floor plate to cover up the hole and not have the hinged in it? Will that work with what I have?
 

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Yes that is all you need plus some. EXCEPT that oe is for a Short action! You need one off of a Long Action. Preferably of the 06 case family. Examples: .25-06, .270 Win, .280 Rem or the .30-06.
 

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300 ATLAS said:
Yes that is all you need plus some. EXCEPT that oe is for a Short action! You need one off of a Long Action. Preferably of the 06 case family. Examples: .25-06, .270 Win, .280 Rem or the .30-06.
cool it's going on a .243. Sorry for the confusion. Mr. Bullet has the '06.

That'll save me a little anyway.
 

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Hey XD I'm going through the whole, hinged vs blind or solid floor plate, vs drop out mag on a couple rifles...

drop out mag faster reloading...useful in tactical situations.., hindged easier to unload (hunting rifle)....blind or solid....is stronger....more rigidity for your gun stock..the ones provided for "stock" 700's are cheesey and are generally replaced

There's lots to pick from...I doubt they are any cheaper for a 243 than they would be for anything else

Good luck with it...I generally don't like the blind ones but looks like that's what I'm gonna end up with....
 

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I really don't care either way but the stock that I want has the cut out for it.
 

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i agree with MSredneck the stock 700 bottom metal is pretty cheaply made. may not look like it in the stock but take it out and its pretty flimsy. I went with Williams bottom metal on my long action 700 and have been very pleased with it. Very well built, little more expensive but a much superior product over the original. if my memory serves me correctly you will also have to have a spring and follower as its not included with the williams bottom metal.
you can find them at www.williamsfirearms.com
 

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Yep...I'm looking at Williams as well

floorplates can be $300 and change....

One of the reasons so many smiths like to work on Remington 700's is because they are easily improved over what the factory gives ya..

Doubt I'll ever be satisfied with factory anything again
 

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Ive got a 6mm that's got it but the .243 didn't. Got the stock on it with new hinged floor plate installed. Now to mount the ziess.

Pics coming.
 

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Their coming it's just at the smiths getting a trigger job and to make sure the barrel is free floated correctly.
 
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