Bottom metal

Julie

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I am building a rifle for the first time and need some advice. I have the action (M700 long, magnum boltface), McMillan A3 stock, Krieger barrel, .338 Norma reamer, and all the associated parts EXCEPT the bottom metal. I am not a big fan of detachable magazines on bolt action rifles (I don't know why, I just don't). Can anyone suggest a good bottom metal? Does anyone out here have a .338 Norma on a M-700 action with a detachable magazine? If so, is there any problem with OAL with the magazine?
Thanks in advance for the help.
 

jrock

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The 338 Norma is designed to work with the 300 grain bullets in CIP length mags. I like DBMs but am very picky about the magazine release style. Personal preference weather you want a DBM or BDL. I modify my DBMs to work better with the Norma vs. the longer Lapua case.
 

Rhett Crider

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Take a look at these. Low capacity mag box portrudes maybe 3/8"
 

kfreeze

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Take a look at these. Low capacity mag box portrudes maybe 3/8"
I really like my hs precision bottom metal and mag. They dont have that release lever hanging down to catch on stuff.
 

Rhett Crider

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Mine is on a M700 action that was a 300WM. Had to open up the feed lips because it was chambered to a Nosler. Stock work was minimal. Dremel for the release.
 
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