What DBM/mag for a 6.5 SS build

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  1. livetohunt

    livetohunt Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Hello, I’m currently working on a project building a 6.5 SS. Being that it is SAUM based i’m having trouble figuring out what to do for bottom metal and magazine on a model 700 based action.

    It’s a low budget build, I don’t have money for an expensive custom action so I am making the receiver and bolt myself and just purchasing extractor, firing pin assembly etc. I can cut the action do accommodate whatever DBM I need.

    If I can’t find anything on the cheaper side I will probably just reverse engineer something and make the bottom metal or just run with a BDL and no mag.
     
  2. carl1775

    carl1775 Well-Known Member

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    Not trying to be a butt, but on the "cheap" would be a single shot receiver. However, I would personally recommend HS Precision for a detachable magazine and bottom metal. I use their products, they are very well made and everyone that I have dealt with at the shop, or in the office, has been A 1 professional.
     
  3. trucraft

    trucraft Well-Known Member

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    Cool project. You must have some real skill.
    Any AI compatible bottom, I like PTG or Surgeon.
    An AI 308 mag with the feed lips bent open a little works fine for SAUM/WSM cases. As it's a SS mag you'll have plenty of room.
    I'm sure Rich will chime in.
    Post up progress of your build.
     
  4. livetohunt

    livetohunt Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Ill do a step by step build thread once I really start in on it.

    I definitely plan on using Rich as a resource, especially considering I live about 2 miles from him.

    And no more skill than most of the guys on here, it’s just what I happen to do for a living.
     
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  5. cjl2010

    cjl2010 Well-Known Member

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    Alpha or accurate mags.