Interesting Problem....Any ideas?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Doublezranch, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. Doublezranch

    Doublezranch Well-Known Member

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    My Remington BDL is chambered in a 338 Ultra Mag. The floor plate release is a knarled "button" on the inside of the trigger guard. Here is the issue, when I pull the trigger, the knarled release button rips a whole in my finger. No matter what I try, it still puts a small hole in my finger.

    Has this happened to anyone else? Does anyone have a idea on how to fix it? The gun is crazy accurate and I love shooting it. I just wish it didn't try to remove my finger everytime I shoot it.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. orwapitihunter

    orwapitihunter Well-Known Member

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    You can reshape the floorplate release.
     

  3. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    I replaced mine with a Williams steel floor plate . It uses a Mauser type release which is smooth on the inside of the trigger guard. You can also take a small file to try and take just the knurled crest of the button and put a smooth flat on it first.
     
  4. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    If you're going to buy new bottom metal, you could go to a detachable mag, if that is something you'd consider an upgrade.

    AJ
     
  5. Doublezranch

    Doublezranch Well-Known Member

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    These are all excellent ideas. I would like to get rid of the hinged floor plate and replace it with a stationary plate. I had a detachable mag on a Sako rifle that I didn't like what so ever. The mag kept falling out everytime I shot the rifle, and I couldn't change the seating depth of the bullet due to the length of the mag.
    I have 3 ultra mags and the 338 is the only one that pops my finger. I just shot a cow elk in WY. My buddy jumped up screaming after I shot. When I asked him what happened....he saw my finger bleeding and thought I had clipped it off. One of the funniest things I have seen in a while.

    Thank you all. I really like this place!!
     
  6. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    Given your OK with a fixed floor plate, you could file the latch button almost flush with the trigger quard with some careful work with a Dremel. Functionally, it would be the same as a fixed floor plate and keep the matching finish of the BDL. You could still open it if desired using a punch. Probably the most cost effective solution. Good Luck.