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Rem 700 blind mag to detach mag conversion?

 
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:46 AM
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Rem 700 blind mag to detach mag conversion?

Greetings. I am wondering if my base model Rem 700 (blind magazine) can be converted to accept a detachable magazine? It's quite accurate for a stock rifle with no bedding and unfloated bbl, however, i would like to eventually get a nice stock slapped on there with a fluted and floated bbl and all that jazz. But I see most of these stocks are for either hinged floor plate or detachable mags-of which I don't have either. So, again, is it possible to convert a blind mag into a detachable one? Besides, they just look so much cooler! Anyway, thanks for your time. Attached is a picture of my rifle in its current, all stock state.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:15 AM
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Re: Rem 700 blind mag to detach mag conversion?

I think you can.
I have not done it.
I have only built (2) Rem 700s in my life.
But I can see on line, those that are ready to sell you the conversion are also ready to answer questions on the phone.

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Old 08-24-2013, 12:58 PM
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Re: Rem 700 blind mag to detach mag conversion?

It can be done. I changed mine from he ADL stock to a B&C A2 and added a PTG trigger guard/mag well that accepts AI mags. It took some inletting to get the bottom metal to fit. If your a DIY guy, you can probably manage, if not I would suggest having a gunsmith do it. There may be better bottom metals to use that require less work too. Good luck.
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