B&C Medalist stock
I got a Savage Model 11 V/T 308 (bull barrel, short action, centerfeed, 4.4'', dbm, bottom bolt release) and I want to buy a B&C Medalist stock. Problem is that B&C has a stock for the blind magazine version of my rifle.
Has anyone done this before? Converting from dbm to blind? I guess I can use the box of my dbm to form the blind magazine. What parts do I need and where can I buy them?
I am in the market for a low cost stock for my rifle and I found only two... B&C Medalist Tactical (Mod. 2997) and Boyds Tacticool. I think that B&C is a more stable platform than the Tacticool. Also B&C needs less mods than Tacticool to fit my rifle and it does not need pillar bedding (it already is) or glass bedding (it uses aluminum). Tacticool needs to open the barrel channel for my rifle to fit my barrel.
However, if somebody has used both and can share the experience I am happy to talked out either of them... i.e., convince me which of the two is the better stock... My use is hunting and range shooting.
Also, in case it needs inlet due to the bottom bolt release can be done at home with a dremel (I am quite handy)?.
Finally, if I want to convert it down the road to a dbm, is inletting possible by me (the handy dremel man...) or a smith?