Bottom Metal choices


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Jan 20, 2017
I am a gunsmith build me a 300 win with stiller action. I ordered an aluminum Hawkins Precision Bottom Metal and come to find out it is loose. I called Hawkins and was told that a tolerance on all surfaces of 2 thousandths was done to allow for cerakote. I am not planning on cerakoting this rifle as I am just having a bead blast on barrel and trigger guard which will match action. By the way Red Hawk will refund me for bottom metal as well as Hawkins willing to do same. They are both good companies.

I am now wondering which bottom metal to order that is reasonably priced? PTG has standard and Obendorf for $90 for Aluminum and $200 for stainless. I don't know if I really need stainless?
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