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Old 07-29-2009, 06:28 PM
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Aluminum or Stainless Bottom Metal

Hello All, This is my first post here. I'm working on my first custom build on a Remington 700 Short Action. I'm wanting a .243 Win. because of the light recoil (I have an eye disease and worried about my Corneas detaching). I was wondering if there is a preference on the Bottom Metal material (BDL Hinged Floorplate)?

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Old 07-29-2009, 08:45 PM
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Re: Aluminum or Stainless Bottom Metal

I prefer steel. Nothing wrong with aluminum but for a working rifle steel just wears better.
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Re: Aluminum or Stainless Bottom Metal

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Hello All, This is my first post here. I'm working on my first custom build on a Remington 700 Short Action. I'm wanting a .243 Win. because of the light recoil (I have an eye disease and worried about my Corneas detaching). I was wondering if there is a preference on the Bottom Metal material (BDL Hinged Floorplate)?

Thanks,
13point
I would use stainless steel because it is not coated and you don't have to worry about wiping
it down every time someone handles it and like the blued steel it adds some strength to the
stock where as the aluminum does not.

The aluminum is painted and scratches very easy.

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Re: Aluminum or Stainless Bottom Metal

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(I have an eye disease and worried about my Corneas detaching
I had a brake installed on my 7MM Mag and it kicks about the same as my .243.
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Old 08-01-2009, 07:11 AM
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Re: Aluminum or Stainless Bottom Metal

Thanks for the info,

The break is a good thought to open up many more calibers options.

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