- Dec 18, 2008
Howdy, I just installed a DM system on my 30.06 Remington 700 and wanted to share some pics with you guys. I purchased a set of bottom metal from Jeff at CDI Precision Gunworks along with two .300 Winchester magazines and had him inlet my stock.
Here's a close up with a magazine installed. The trigger guard is plenty big enough for gloves. The whole magazine acceptor is milled out of a solid chunk of aluminum and feels really solid while keeping the weight down.
The inletting was excellent; everything just came together. The action screws were slightly long so they had to be filed down but there's nothing difficult about that. You can see from the image above the finish on the magazine catch flakes easily but that's pretty trivial.
Here's a shot assembled and ready to play. If you want to see more photos check this album out.
The most time-consuming part of assembly was getting the magazine feed lips to smoothly feed rounds without a lot of pressure. The trick for me was getting the front and back of the lips loose while the center was securely holding the top round. If there's too much lip contact on the front you have to really press the bolt. Likewise, if there's not enough contact in the middle the rounds fly out with a tap to the magazine bottom.
On a side note I've got an extra LA Remington 700 ADL stock & blind well spring. Yours with shipping.